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Joseph A. Anderson

(From Saturday's Daily)

Joseph Anderson, 75 years old, civil war veteran, Odd Fellow, retired farmer, and for thirteen years superindendent of the Porter county infirmary and poor farm, died this morning shortly after 9 o'clock in his home at the corner of Pearl and Napoleon streets, from pneumonia that developed ten days ago following a general decline that began early in the winter.

Mr. Anderson was one of the best known men in this section of the country. Nearly all his life he had lived here. He formerly owned a farm west of this city, and left it to take the poor farm responsibilities. He later sold it and then bought a fine farm north of the city, where he lived until two years ago, when he retired and came here to live. His Odd Fellow membership was with Megenta lodge at Wheeler, but he belonged to the local Rebekah lodge.

Mr. Anderson was twice married. After the death of his first he, twenty-five years ago, married Miss Louise Steinberg, who survives, besides one daughter, Mrs. Ed. Tofte, of Pearl street. He was a brother of Martin Anderson, Coffeyville, Kas.; Mrs. G. H. Mennel, New Buffalo; Mrs. Sarah Norris, Benton Harbor, and Mrs. John Daugherty, St. Joseph, all in the state of Michigan, and Mrs. Lyle Canton, Redkey, Ind.

Since the death of Peter A. Marquart, Mr. Anderson held the distinction of being Porter county's oldest Odd Fellow. The two men were close friends, and at one time celebrated their anniversaries together. For his good service during the civil war, Mr. Anderson received a pension. He was a native of Jasper county, but came here in early life.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: March 29, 1916
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Page: 7
Column(s): 2

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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