Lewis Anderson

Birth and Death
Birth 17 Jun 1853 Norway
Death 6 Apr 1908 Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Soldiers Grove, Crawford, Wisconsin, USA
Parent Granthe Anderson Norway
Parent Annie L Norway
Marriage 14 May 1874 Kickapoo, Wisconsin
Spouse Malina Salmonsen 23 Apr 1854 Norway 24 Aug 1912 Wisconsin
Children Anna Galena Anderson 7 Mar, 1875 Wisconsin 16 Apr, 1953 Wisconsin
Martha O Anderson 30 Oct 1877 Wisconsin 21 Apr 1945 Wisconsin
Emma S Anderson Nov 1882 Wisconsin 2 Mar 1918 Wisconsin
Groom's nameLouis Anderson
Groom's birthplaceNorway
Bride's nameMelinda Salmunson
Marriage date14 May 1874
Marriage placeKickapoo, Wisconsin
Groom's father's nameGranthe Anderson
Groom's mother's nameAnnie L. Anderson
Bride's father's nameOle Salmunson
Bride's mother's nameMarthe Olson
Groom's raceWhite
Bride's raceWhite
Indexing project (batch) numberM00337-7
System originWisconsin-EASy
Source film number1275579
Reference number259


  • In 1900, he had been in the U.S. for 36 years.
  • Birth: Jun. 17, 1853, Norway
    Death: Apr. 6, 1908
    Soldiers Grove
    Crawford County
    Wisconsin, USA
    Lewis Anderson was born in Norway in 1853. He immigrated from Norway in 1864 at the age of 11. In 1874 he Married Melina Salmonsen. Of this union there were three daughters born Anna, Martha and Emma. Lewis farmed until 1893 and then went into the machinery business. He first operated his business in Soldiers Grove, then moved it to Viroqua. He returned to Soldiers Grove in 1904.
    Lewis is survived by his wife; three daughters Anna (Mrs Robert) York, Martha (Mrs Mont) Nelson and Emma (Mrs Elbert) Wilkinson; three sisters Mrs Martha (James) Barrett of Gladstone, MI; Mrs Ellen (Knute) Knutson of Mt Sterling; Mrs Katy Olson of North Dakota and one brother, Tom Anderson of Soldiers Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Funeral Card
    In Loving Remembrance of
    Lewis Anderson
    Died April 6, 1908
    Age 54 years
    Gone but not forgotten
    A precious one from us has gone,
    A Voice we loved is stilled;
    A place is vacant in our home,
    Which never can be filled.
    God in His wisdom has recalled,
    The boon his love had given,
    And though the body slumbers here,
    The soul is safe in Heaven.
  • Lewis Anderson settled on his present farm in 1874. It is located on the ridge on section 1, town 11, range 4, and contains 155 acres. He is a native of Norway, born June 17, 1853. He came to America with his parents in 1864, set tling in Clayton, Crawford county, where he received a liberal education in the public schools. He was married in 1874 to Melina Salmonson. Her parents were early settlers of Vernon county. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have three children: Annie, Martha and Emma. He has taken great interest in public affairs, and is a member of the town board, elected in April, 1888.
  • In the 1870 census, he is living in the home of "Tirand" Oleson. Based on the census records, he is only a couple of farms away from the Salmonsen's, whose daughter Malinda he will marry 4 years later.


1870 U.S. Census
Kickapoo, Vernon, Wisconsin in the home of Tirand Oleson. Example of Scandinavian names.
1880 U.S. Census
Kickapoo, Vernon, Wisconsin
1900 U.S. Census
Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin