Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Herman L. Anderson, Chris C. Anderson, 6 South 49 West

In 1880 Humboldt County, Iowa, Knute Anderson is farming, 56, with Mary 44, Maggie 15, Martin 14, Mary 10, Ellen 7, Peter 6, Christian 5, and Herman 1.

In 1900 Dickinson County, Iowa, Christ Anderson is farming, born Feb 1875 with Josie October 1881, both born in Iowa.

Chris claimed two quarters in section 1, 6S 49W and 6, 6S 48W in 1912.
He might be the Carl C. Anderson in 1910 Kit Carson County, next to Herman. Carl is 36 born in Iowa, Josephine 28 Illinois, with Mamie 9, Nellie 7 and Howard 5 born in Iowa, Esther 2 and Clara -one-month- both born in Colorado.

In 1920 Kossuth County, Iowa, C.C. is 45, Josie 38, with Nellie 17, Howard 15, Esheer 12, Clara 10, Elmer 8, Bernice 4, and Cecil 2. This census taker said all kids ere born in Iowa.

They're in Kossuth County in 1930 and 1940.

Christ Carl Anderson 1875-1954 is buried in Elmore, Faribault County, Minnseota, with Josephine (Thorson) Anderson 1881-1968.

March 4, 1954 Kossuth County, Iowa "Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Anderson attended the funeral of his father, C. C. Anderson, of Elmore Friday. Mr. Anderson had been ill at home for two years and in failing health for six years. He was a native of Norway, having come to the United States when two years old. He was 79 years old."

NELLIE Nellie, born 1903, is buried in Elmore, with Percy Cuppernoll 1900-1942, per # 122603600..

Howard 1905-1989 is buried in Elmore # 31883515, on the same stone as Edit C. 1917-1991 # 31883507.


1939 Algona, Iowa "The Roy Snyders spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Snyder's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Anderson, at Elmore, Minn. They also Visited Mrs. Snyder's grandmother and Simon Thorson and three sons of Vona, Colorado, who were visiting there."

Esther Mildred (Anderson) Snyder 1908-1994 is buried in Elmore, with Ray Harold Snyder 1904-1994.

Clara J. (Anderson) Snyder 1910-1986 is buried in Elmore, with Donald Ross Snyder 1908-1969.


Berniece Edna Johnson, 86, Elmore, died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 31, at the United Methodist Church in Elmore with burial in the Riverview Cemetery.
Berniece Anderson was born on July 25, 1915, in Thor, Iowa, to Chris C. and Josephine (Thorson) Anderson. She attended country school in Iowa before her family moved to Elmore. She graduated in 1931 from Elmore High School. After high school she attended beautician school in Minneapolis.
Berniece was united in marriage to Gerald "Benny" Kurth on Nov. 18, 1940. They lived in Elmore and Berniece operated the "Clip and Curl" beauty shop. Benny died on Nov. 25, 1980. On Nov. 23, 1984, she married Keith Johnson and they lived in Elmore and wintered in Mesa, Ariz. She retired after owning and operating the "Clip and Curl" for 50 years. Keith died on Feb. 11, 1987.
She was an active member of the Elmore United Methodist Church, Elmore Senior Center, Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center Ladies Auxiliary, Top of the Hill Club, and helped with many fund raisers. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards, flowers, fishing, and traveling.
Survivors include her three daughters: Diane (Art) Rittenhouse of Paynesville, Vicki (Steve) Terhark of Fairmont, and Kathy (Alvin) Ferguson of Elmore; one daughter-in-law, Linda Kurth of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer (Harriet) Anderson of Blue Earth, Cecil (Grace) Anderson of Mankato, and Myrl (Clarice) Anderson of Blue Earth; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Gerald "Benny" Kurth; second husband, Keith Johnson; one son, Ronald Kurth; four sisters, Nellie Cuppernoll, Mayme Julius, Clara Snyder, Esther Snyder; and one brother, Howard Anderson 

Myrl Keith Anderson died April 8, 2015 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. He was born on March 8, 1921 in rural Kossuth County, IA to Christ and Josephine (Thorson) Anderson. He was baptized on May 8, 1921 and confirmed on September 2, 1934 at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. He attended country school in rural Elmore. Myrl first worked at the Phillips 66 in Elmore. On April 23, 1955 Myrl was united in marriage to Clarice Espeland at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, IA. Then he owned and operated the traveling roller rink in Faribault County. The Egg Produce of Ledyard, IA was Myrl's next business venture. Myrl then went to work for the elevator in Lakota, IA in 1967. He retired in 1983. He was a lifetime active member of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. Myrl enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved spending time with family.
Myrl is survived by his wife, Clarice of Blue Earth; one son, Steven Anderson of Blue Earth; two daughters, Sherry Johnson of Fairmont, Robin (David) Mathews, Blue Earth; four grandchildren, Vanessa (Wesley), Chandler, Christopher (Robyn), Elizabeth; one great grandson, Blake; one sister-in-law, Harriet Anderson, Blue Earth.


Orville Cecil Anderson born February 14, 1918, died June 18, 2006, last residence Mankat9, Minnesota.
March 4, 1954 Kossuth County, Iowa "Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Anderson attended the funeral of his father, C. C. Anderson, of Elmore Friday. Mr. Anderson had been ill at home for two years and in failing health for six years. He was a native of Norway, having come to the United States when two years old. He was 79 years old."


In 1910 Kit Carson County, Herman is 30, with Louise K. 27, Mabel H. 7, and Hollie M. 5 ball born in Iowa. Herald 1 was born in Colorado.
Herman claimed a quarter in section 1, 6S 49W in 1913, and another tract in section 1 in 1914.
Herman is a farm laborer in 1920 Morrison County, Minnesota, 40, with Louise 36, Mabel H. 17, Hattie M. 15, Harold A. 11 and Lena J. 4 born in Colorado.

In 1925 Wright County, Iowa, Herman is 45, Louise C. 41, Leonard E. 14, and twin Lena G. Anderson 14 (index has Lena as 44).

Herman Ludwig Anderson 1879-1948 is buried in Wright County # 175444397, with Louise Kristine Anderson 1883-1977 # 175444192.

Thanks to Clayton Will

Hattie Bjornson 1904-1995 is buried in Wright County with Homer 1894-1991.


Mabel Bennett, born August 7, 1902, died September 1985, last residenct Phoenix Arizona.


Leonard Elmer Anderson was born January 11,1911, in Kit Carson County, Colorado to Herman and Louise Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed into the triune faith on April 25, 1943 at Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rev. T. J. Severtson officiating. He passed away at Trinity Regional Hospital in fort Dodge on December 4, after reaching the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 24 days.
Mr. Anderson attended schools in Minnesota and in Goldfield. He was united in marriage to Hope Hanson of Thor at Badger on June 25, 1932. They made their home in Thor, Goldfield, and Eagle Grove. Mr. Anderson was a Chicago and North Western Railroad engineer and had been in failing health for a number of years.
Leonard was preceded in death by his father, one son Darrell Gene; and one brother, Harold.
Those who mourn his his passing are his wife; five daughters - Mrs. Marvetta Gerard, Webster City; Mrs. Darlene Erickson, South Sioux City, Neb.; Mrs. Rebecca Kotchka, Eagle Grove; Joanne (Mrs. Clayton Will), Badger; Lucinda (Mrs. John Asche), Eagle Grove; mother, Mrs. Louise Anderson, Eagle Grove; and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Bennett, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Homer Bjornson, McAllen, Tex.; Mrs. Lena Mathis, Eagle Grove.
Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagle Grove church, Rev. H. W. Schiller officiating. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.


Lena was living with parents in 1930 Wright COunty, and in 1940 is divorced, with a son Eugene R. 7. They're living with widowed David Mathis 36 born in Nebraska and his son Gerald D. 11.

Lena 1911-2013 is buried in Wright County, Iowa

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