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Louis Herman Anderson was born May 11, 1890, in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI, and died September 29, 1970, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 80. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. He is the son of Gulick Anderson of Norway, and Margaret Larsen of Wisconsin.

Edna Blake Abbey was born March 19, 1895, in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, and died February 14, 1962, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 66. She is the daughter of William Searle Abbey of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and Ida Elmira Blake of Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.

Louis Herman Anderson (age 24), a bachelor, and Edna Blake Abbey (age 19), a maiden, were married March 17, 1915, at the home of the bride's parents, Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.

Louis Herman Anderson and Edna Blake (Abbey) Anderson had three children:

  1. Ruth Elaine Anderson: Born January 9, 1916, in Eau Claire, WI; Died February 20, 2010, in Hinsdale, Du Page Co., IL (age 94). Buried in Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook, DuPage Co., IL. Married March 13,1943, at the First Presbyterian Church, Miami, Dade Co., FL, to Lloyd Robert "Bob" Borst: Born August 29, 1917, in Drummond, Washburn Co., WI; Died July 22, 1991, in Countryside, Cook Co., IL (age 73). Buried in Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook, DuPage Co., IL.
  2. Robert Ernest Anderson: Born March 25, 1918, in Eau Claire, WI; Died May 2, 1999, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI (age 81). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Married December 21, 1937, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, to Harriet Marie Olson: Born August 20, 1917, near Cleghorn, Pleasant Valley Twp., Eau Claire Co., WI; Died November 21, 1993, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI (age 76). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.
  3. Mary Louise Anderson: Born July 21, 1921, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI; Died September 8, 2000, in Roseville, Ramsey Co., MN (age 79). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.  Married (1) 1941 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, to Henry Stephenson Skeels: Born April 5, 1920, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI; Died March 24, 1972, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI (age 51). Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Married (2) December 19, 1981, in Eau Claire Co., WI to Howard Elias Kyes: Born October 9, 1909, in the Village of Cadott, Chippewa Co., WI; Died May 1, 1997, at M. B. Syverson Lutheran Home, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, (age 87). Buried in Brooklawn Cemetery, Cadott, Chippewa Co., WI.



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Louis Herman Anderson and Edna Blake (Abbey) Anderson are buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 15, 1860, shows Andrew Gulickson (age 60) born in Norway with real estate of $800 and personal estate of $200 is living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Margaret Gulickson (age 60) born in Norway. Also living there are his three children, all born in Norway: Andrew Gulickson (age 20); Gulic Gulickson (age 14); and Christopher Gulickson (age 11).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on September 8, 1870, shows Andrew Gulickson (age 58) born in Norway with real estate of $1,600 and personal estate of $675 is a Farmer living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Mary Anderson (age 60?) born in Norway. Also living there are Gulick Anderson (age 23 born in Norway who is a Farmer; and Bertha Anderson (age 27) born in Norway. Three small children born in Kansas are also in the household.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, January 15, 1956

The Mayfields Report

Mrs. Leslie Mayfield writes from Wilton:

"If you would ask my mother-in-law where she was born and what physicians attended, she would say, 'I was born in  a sod shanty and no doctor was there.' "Mother, Mrs. Cyrus Mayfield, of Dodgeville, related the following story to me: " 'My parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Abbey, and my oldest brother, Irvin, lived in Richland county. Early in 1878, they decided to go west to homestead some land. In their covered wagon, drawn by horses, they had some clothing, bedding, and cooking utensils, including a long-handled skillet, water pail, tin plates and cups, some steel knives and forks, and a coffee pot. " 'Mother and Dad worked their way west to earn food for themselves and their horses and a place to sleep. " 'By fall, they had arrived in Norton county, Kansas. Here they homesteaded 160 acres. There was not time nor material to build a log or lumber building as they had back in Richland county. Dad put up a sod shanty. He put up a framework and used sods about 1 foot square. The one room building was about 16 feet square. " 'I was born in this sod shanty, Mar. 26, 1879. Mother named me Iva Mae. " 'She used to laugh when she told of my first christening. Late in April of 1879 there was a long rainy season and, of course, a sod shanty would let water seep in. Mother heard a fussing near the cradle and found me floundering in a mud puddle on the floor. I had fallen out of bed.' On Mar. 29, 1956, the Lord willing, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Mayfield will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary. Their six children are Melva Egalhoff, Dodgeville; Mrs. C. H. Thompson, Ft. Madison, Ia.; Mrs. Art Held, Chicago; Mrs. Herman Crume, 17 N. Brearly st., Madison; Marvin, of International Falls, Minn., and Leslie, of Wilton."


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Gulick Anderson (age 33) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents is a Farmer living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Margaret Anderson (age 23) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents. Also living there is his son, Alvin Anderson (age 1) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents, and Thomas Hamilton, a servant. Living on the adjacent farm is Andrew Anderson (age 6_) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents who is a Farm Laborer. Living with him is his wife, Mary Anderson (age 58) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents.

Louis Herman Anderson was born May 11, 1890, in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI.

Edna Blake Abbey was born March 19, 1895, in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1900, shows Gulick Anderson (age 53) born March 1847 in Norway and having emigrated in 1854 is a Farmer living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 23 years, Maggie Anderson (age 44) born August 1855. Also living there are his children, all born in Wisconsin: son, Alvin M. Anderson; daughter, Evelina J. Anderson (age 11); daughter, Eater R. Anderson; daughter, Bertha Anderson (age 10); son, Louis R. Anderson; and son, Amiel Anderson (age 2).

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1900, shows William Abbey (age 47) born April, 1853, in Canada to English and Canadian-born parents, is a married Farm Laborer, and is renting his house, and is living on Fountain Street, 1st Ward, Dodgeville, Dodgeville Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife of 25 years, Ida Abbey (age 41) born September, 1858, in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, with 7 of the 8 children born to her still alive; his unmarried son, Irwin Abbey (age 24) born May, 1876, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, a Traveling Salesman of Stationery; his unmarried daughter, Maude Abbey (age 18) born December, 1881, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents, a Dressmaker; his unmarried daughter, Emma Abbey (age 16) born February, 1884, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; his son, Truman Abbey (age 14) born May, 1886, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; his daughter, Edna Abbey (age 5) born March, 1895, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; and his son, Allen Abbey (age 2) born June, 1898, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Wm. Abby (age 53) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents is a Farmer Owning his own home with a mortgage and living in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida E. Abby (age 47) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Indiana-born parents: Wm. A. Abby (age 29) a Traveling Salesman; Emma J. Abby (age 21) a Housekeeper; Chas. T. Abby (age 19);  Edna B. Abby (age 10); and Glen A. Abby (age 7).

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Gullick Anderson (age 58) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents is a Farmer owing his farm free of a mortgage and living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Margaret Anderson (age 49) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents. Also living there are his three unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents: Louis Anderson (age 15); Daniel Anderson (age 8); and Bertha Anderson (age 20). Also living in the household is a Servant.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910 shows William Abbey (age 57) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents, and having immigrated in 1860, and a Naturalized Citizen, is a married Farm Laborer, and who owns his house with a mortgage, and is living in the 1st Ward, City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife of 35 years, Ida Abbey (age 51) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, and with 7 of her 8 children born to her still alive, still alive; his unmarried daughter, Edna Abbey (age 15) born in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents; and his unmarried son, Allen Abbey (age 11) born in Wisconsin to English Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 2, 1910, shows Gulick Anderson (age 63) born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents having emigrated in 1856 and a naturalized citizen is a general farmer owing his farm and living in Highland Twp., Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 33 years, Margaret Anderson (age 54) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian-born parents, with 6 of the 12 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children, both unmarried: Lewis Anderson (age 19) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents who is a farm laborer on the home farm; and Daniel Anderson (age 12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.


The Anderson Land Co., Village of Fairchild, Eau Claire Co., WI, 1914.


Louis Herman Anderson (age 24), a bachelor, and Edna Blake Abbey (age 19), a maiden, were married March 17, 1915, at the home of the bride's parents, Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, WI, March 31, 1915

SHERRY.

Miss Edna Abby and Mr. Louis Anderson of Fairchild, Wis., were very quietly married on Wednesday, March 17th at the home of the bride's parents, only relatives and a few friends being present. They left on the noon train for a short wedding trip to Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points before going to Fairchild where they will make their home. Mr. Anderson is engaged in the real estate business there.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, Wednesday, April 12, 1916

SHERRY.

John Abbey has gone to Fairchild to visit his daughter and new little granddaughter. Mrs. Abbey, who has been making an extended visit there, will return with him.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, June 14, 1916

SHERRY.

Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Anderson and daughter Ruth of Rothschild are visiting Mrs. Anderson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Abbey. Allen Abbey, who was graduated from the High school at Dodgeville last week, returned here Saturday.


The Gazette, Stevens Point, WI, December 14, 1916

SHERRY.

Allen Abbey who has been in the hospital and has been recovering from an operation, went to Fairfield with his sister and her husband on Monday, where he will remain until he has fully recovered, before returning to his home.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows Louis Herman Anderson, born May 11, 1890, in Highland, WI, is a married Real Estate Realtor living and working in Fairchild, WI.

Leigh Larson note: Fairchild is a small village located in Eau Claire Co., WI.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 10, 1920, shows Louis H. Anderson (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents is a Real Estate Dealer who is renting his home and is living at 522 Union Street, Ward 4, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Edna Anderson (age 24) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there are his two children, both born in Wisconsin: Ruth Anderson (age 3-11/12); and Robert Anderson (age 1-9/12).


Louis Herman Anderson's Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers License, 1921.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1930, shows Louis H. Anderson (age 39) born in Wisconsin to Norwegian and Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 24 is a Real Estate Broker who is renting his home for $40 per month and is living at 115 Mappa Street, Ward 6, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Edna Anderson (age 35) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents and first married at age 20. Also living there are his three children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Ruth E. Anderson (age 14); Robert E. Anderson (age 12); and Mary L. Anderson (age 8).


The Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Thursday, June 30, 1932

Oakland Briefs

Oakland, Farmington. June 28 -

Mrs. Almo Larson visited in St. Paul from Tuesday until last week Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Larson of Chicago and Mrs. Stanley Thorlander and daughter, Shirley, of St. Paul were over night guests at the Almo Larson home Monday.

Miss Ruth Anderson of Eau Claire and Buddy Anderson of St. Paul are visiting at the Almo Larson home.

Mrs. Maud Stratman returned from Plainfield Sunday where she has been nursing the last month.


The Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI, Tuesday, July 10, 1934

Oakland Briefs

Oakland, Farmington. July 7 -

Mrs. John Anderson of St. Paul and daughter, Gene, and son, Buddy, came last Thursday to visit at the Almo Larson home. They returned Saturday. Buddy stayed to spend the summer.

Miss Marion Stratman of Dodgeville is spending two weeks at the Almo Larson home.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mason of St. Paul spent the week end with their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Almo Larson.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 4, 1940, shows Louis H. Anderson (age 49) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School, is a married Real Estate Owner who owns his home  worth $2,500 and is living in Elk Creek Lake, Spring Brook Twp., Dunn Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Edna Anderson (age 45) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of College; his unmarried daughter, Ruth Anderson (age 24) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, a Stenographer at at Real Estate Office; and his unmarried daughter, Mary Lou Anderson (age 18) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 1 year of College, a Sales Lady at a Dime Store.

 

 

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Abbey Picnic at the Andersons, Eau Claire, WI, about 1951

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Abbey Picnic at the Andersons, Eau Claire, WI, about 1951

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Abbey Picnic at the Andersons, Eau Claire, WI, about 1951

 

 

 

Edna Blake (Abbey) Anderson died February 14, 1962, in Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 66. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.


The Daily Telegram, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Thursday, February 15, 1962

Mrs. Louis Anderson, 66 Dies at Hospital

Mrs. Louis H. Anderson, 66, Elk Creek Lake, resident of Eau Claire and vicinity for the past 47 years, died at Luther Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Robert E., Eau Claire, two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Borst, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Henry Skeels, Eau Claire, one brother, C. T. Abbey, San Antonio, Tex., three sisters, Mrs. Iva Mayfield, Dodgeville, Mrs. Maude Stratman and Mrs. Almo Larson, both of Waupaca, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Lake St. Methodist Church and the Endeavor Circle. She served as local and northern president of the Methodist Woman's Society of Christian Service. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors and the Elk Creek Garden Club. Funeral services will be held at the Lake St. Methodist Church, Friday at 3 p.m., the Rev. M. O. Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at Stokes and Sons Chapel from 3 p.m. today until noon on Friday and at the church prior to time of service.


Louis Herman Anderson died September 29, 1970, at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, at age 80. Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI.


The Eau Claire Leader Telegram, Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI, Wednesday, September 30, 1970

Louis H. Anderson

Louis H. Anderson, 80, a former resident of Elk Creek Lake and a resident of the M.B. Syverson Home for the past five months, died Tuesday evening at Luther Hospital. Mr. Anderson was a real estate broker in Eau Claire for the past 56 years. He was a member of the Eau Claire Masonic Lodge No. 112F and AM, the Elks Club, and the Eau Claire-Chippewa Board of Realtors. He is survived by a son, Robert, Eau Claire; two daughters, Mrs. L. R. Borst, LaGrange, Ill; Mrs. Henry Skeels, Eau Claire; a brother, Daniel, Eau Claire; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Maynard Midthum officiating. Friends may call at the Stokes and Sons Funeral Chapel Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.


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Edna (Abbey) Anderson and Louis Anderson, Eau Claire, WI.

Glenn Abbey, Edna (Abbey) Anderson and Louis Anderson, Eau Claire, WI.