Hi Pat. My maternal great-grandparents were from Atkinson:
Anna Christina Anderson (nee Pederson)
Born: 8 Feb 1864 in Sweden
Died: 26 Sep 1934 in Atkinson, MN
Charles OG Anderson (OG = Olaf Gustav)
Born: 23 Jan 1858 in Sweden
Died: 26 Aug 1950 in Carleton Co, MN
I know they worked as postmaster and postmistress for awhile. I would love to have any obituary or other information on them.
Family lore says my grandmother was born in MN to a young unmarried Swedish girl who knew the Andersons back in Sweden. The Andersons took her in and the birth mother left for Montana. She never contacted the Andersons again. In the 1900 census, "Hilma Anderson", age 1, is listed as a boarder!
My mom and uncle believe, however, that Charles OG Anderson was my grandmother's biological father. We have never found a birth certificate for her, and I cannot order one online because the MN Historical Society starts with 1900 and Hilma Carolyn Anderson was born 28 January 1899. (One hundred eleven years ago today!)
I was really hoping to find out more about my grandmother, but I am pleased enough for anything you may discover about my great-grandparents.
No rush. Thanks so much!!!
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