Larson of Minneapolis; Charlotte Augusta; Alice Florence, Mrs. Norman of Maynard, Minnesota; Carolina Wilhelinina, the wife of Reverend G. Hagstrom, an eminent clergyman of the Swedish Baptist church and the president of the Swedish Baptist Theological Seminary at St.
Anderson recognized the call of his adopted country and in August 1864, enlisted in Company A of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment. As a veteran of this war he was ever a loyal supporter of the principles of the Republican Party.
In his early manhood he had become a member of the Swedish Baptist church in Burlington, Iowa, the first church of this sect to be established in the United States and with which lie was actively associated for many years as a faithful member and deacon, with the same denomination at Scandia, which in time of organization is the second Swedish Baptist church in this country.
biographies from pages 265 - 340 are listed in this file. He taught school for thirteen years in Carver and Nicollet counties, and made an excellent record as an instructor.
But in 1859 he removed to his claim, created a log house and began the development of his farm.
He cleared a number of acres of timberland, hauling his cordwood to Chaska, nine miles distant and devoted untiring effort to the task of improving new land.