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Transcribed biography of Frank A. Anderson

FRANK A. ANDERSON. Farming has been a congenial and profitable occupation for Frank A. Anderson, and his country place of ninety-three acres in Jackson township, Porter county, Indiana, is regarded as a model place. He invariably recommends agriculture for a career to the young men, regarding it as a calling that is certain to bring good returns and which is lacking in many of the drawbacks of modern life.

He was born September 11, 1848, in Sweden. His parents were John and Anna (Lesa) Anderson, both of whom were natives of Sweden. The mother of Mr. Anderson is still living. Frank was the third of a family of ten children, and was eighteen years old when he came to the United States. His start was humble indeed. Not only was he without funds, but he was even less than at a standoff with the new world, for he owed for half his transportation. Possessed, however, of a dauntless spirit, he set about carving his way.

His first work was as a farm hand in Illinois, at which employment he received twenty dollars a month. Then he went to La Porte county, Indiana, and continued farm work. When he had saved $1,000 he was married on September 16, 1872. His bride was Emma C. Jessup, a native of the old country, who was educated in the schools of Sweden and who came to the United States in 1868, her parents immigrating at that time.

After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Anderson moved to a farm they had rented in Pine township. After living there a few years he bought a farm of ninety-three acres in Jackson township, which is now the family home. All of the property of which Mr. Anderson is now possessed, and it comprises a comfortable competency, is the fruit of his own industry and thrift.

He is the father of three children, of whom two are living. They are Alma J., who graduated from the Chesterton high school and was engaged in teaching. She makes her home with the family, as does the other child, Edward E., who has graduated from the public school and is employed in a mercantile establishment. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Swedish Lutheran church and is active in its interests. He is a believer in Republican tenets, but does not take an active part in political work.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 805-806

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