Person Sheet


Name Harold Anderson
Birth 5 Apr 1905
Death 20 Jan 1977, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota
Spouses:
1 Benedicta Louise Marsteen
Birth 18 Mar 1892, Butternut Valley, Blue Earth, Minnesota
Death 5 Jan 1978, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota
Father John S. Marsteen (1854-1926)
Mother Margrethe Sletta (1849-1939)
Marriage 1920/1926
Notes for Harold Anderson
His obituary is indexed in the Mankato Free Press obituary index [LDS FHL microfilm 1671512]. The obit appeared on 21 Jan 1977.
Research
20
Notes for Benedicta Louise (Spouse 1)
Lars' death certificate states that he was married at the time of his death. Louise and her daughter were living with her parents at their farm on Bottom Road, Nicollet Twp., Nicollet Co., Minnesota, at the time of the 1920 census.

From her parents' obituaries, she had remarried by 1926. The obituaries do not let us identify which daughter had married which husband. The 1926 obituary states that John had only two daughters while the 1939 obituary said that Margretta had three daughters, presumably one from her first marriage. The husbands listed were:
Willis Johnson: 1926 (not listed); 1939, Aitkin
Ole Swimm/Sveum: 1926, Minneapolis; 1939, Hanska
Harold Anderson: 1926, Mankato; 1939, Ottawa [Le Seuer Co.]

She appears not have been married in Brown County in the 1920-1926 interval.

Examination of the various possible combinations of spouses and names suggests that she may well be the Louise Anderson, born 18 March 1892, Social Security card issued in Minnesota, died January 1978, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Note that the 1895 Minnesota census has her as three years old, consistent with this. We know that she was born in March 1892 from the 1900 census returns.

His obituary is indexed in the Mankato Free Press obituary index [LDS FHL microfilm 1671512]. The obit appeared on 6 Jan 1978, p. 4.
Research
19 (v. S, p. 313)
Lars Laingen death certificate, obituary
1895 Minn. census, Blue Earth Co., p. 463 [LDS FHL microfilm 565763]
1900 U.S. census, Blue Earth Co., Minnesota, r. 757, E.D. 3, p. 29B
1910 U.S. census, Blue Earth Co., Minnesota, r. 690, E.D. 2, p. 247B
1920 U.S. census, Nicollet Co., Minnesota, r. 828, E.D. 103, p. 221A
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