Obit: Anderson, Kristian "Chris" (1865 - 1952)
Surnames: Anderson, Thompson, Bruchert, Rands, Buska, Ferguson
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/13/1952
Anderson, Kristian "Chris" (7 MAY 1865 - 10 MAR 1952)
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at two o’clock from the Griebenow Funeral Parlors for Kristian "Chris" Anderson, 87. Rev. Arthur Meinhardt officiated at the final rites with burial made at Riverside Cemetery. He passed away on March 10, 1952, suffering from physical complication associated with old age.
Kristian Antone Anderson was born May 7, 1865 in Taars, Denmark, where he lived with his parents until coming to America in 1887.
Her he married Kristine Marie Thompson the following year in Marquette, Neb. And to them seven children were born.
After living in the west for several years, he and his wife and family came to Wisconsin looking for a climate and surrounding similar to that of their native Denmark. This they thought they had found in Owen, so with the aid of the john S. Owen Lumber Co., then a new industry here, they purchased some land one and one-half miles northwest of Owen, and settled down to make their struggle for a livelihood which is so familiar to all early settlers who came to this locality then.
However, they managed to survive and established a good home and eventually erected a fine farm, and although it has since changed ownership, stands firm and sound with its original buildings. Mr. Anderson enjoyed the friendship of many and or "Chris" as he was called by all, had a rare sense of humor, possibly a Danish one.
His wife, Kristine, preceded him in death after years of invalidism, in February 1936. A son, Frank, also passed on early in life and in 1948 a daughter, Anna, died suddenly in ill health.
The remaining survivors are scattered, Mrs. Ben Bruchert of Owen; Mrs. Lonnie Rands, Columbus, Mont.; Mrs. Goldie Buska, Seward, Alaska; Henry, a son, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Lloyd Ferguson of Wausau.
"Chris" was an active resident of his township, having served on the election board for years as well as justice of the peace. He enjoyed his contacts and participation in the Danish Brotherhood Lodge.
In his later years he suffered ill health and had been confined to a hospital until the time of his death.
He loved Owen and had many times said, "this was the garden spot which meant more to him than his native Denmark."
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