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Albert W. Anderson

Male 1840 - 1915  (74 years)


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  • Name Albert W. Anderson  [1
    Born 22 Nov 1840  Lafayette Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Aug 1915  Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • STB b. 22 Nov 1840, Lafayette Co., WI, d. 15 Aug 1915, Garfield, Whitman, WA

      1860 US Census, Wisconsin, Outagamie, Appleton, Albert Anderson, age 19, Col. Student, born WI

      1880 US Census, Montana, Missoula, Bitter Root Valley, Albert Anderson, age 39, born WI, father born VA, mother born IL, with wife Georgiena 20, children Clarrissa 5, Albert 3, David 1, Amos 4/12

      1885 Washington State Census, Whitman County, A. Anderson, 44, G.A. Anderson 28, Albert Anderson 8, Clarice Anderson 8, David Anderson 7, Patrie Anderson, 5, Ira Anderson 2, Infant Anderson 1, Infant Anderson 1

      1900 US Census, Washington, Whitman, Turnbow, Albert Anderson, age 59, born Nov. 1840 in Wisconsin, parens born unknown, farmer, with wife Georgi A. 42, children Clara C. 25, David 21, Patrice 20, Ira 17, Dorca 16, Wesley 15, Barbara 13, Paul J. 12, Stanley 8, Amy 6, Robert 1

      1910 US Census, Washington, Whitman, Turnbow, Albert Anderson, age 69, married twice, current marriage for 36 years, born WI, father born VA, mother born IL, farmer, with wife Georgiana 52, son Stanley 18, daughter Amy 16

      Albert was from Appleton, Wisconsin. It was at the start of the Civil War that the governor of the state of Wisconsin stated that he could send more young men to war that any other governor. Albert left his home and went to boot camp in Fon du Lac. In less that two weeks he found himself at Harpers Ferry as a guard to troop trains that went through there. He was quickly embroiled into battles in the area. It was a Anteitam that he found himself wounded through the chest and propped up against a tree in the famous "cornfield." The battle raged all day past him. He was picked up by a horsedrawn ambulence and transported to a field hospital. Later he would find himself at a hospital in Philladelphia for about 2 years. He had been in the Wisconsin 3rd but the wounded were then changed to another regiment while healing. He was excessively damaged and coughed and had flux. He was soon discharged and returned home to find that his father had died, his mother had remarried and the farm had been sold. He did attend Lawrence College in Appleton and studied Law and the ministry. He left within 2 years and started out across the country. He spent a winter in Laramie working on the rail road but then started out again stopping in Utah. It was at Morgan where he met John Republican Heath and worked in a saw mill for John. He soon became a school teacher for the school that the Heath's had. It was at that school that he met 16 year old Georgieanna. There is a quote in My Anderson Kindred that he punished her for not knowing her sums. The Heaths were a part of the Thomas Grover Clan which were first line Mormons. Thomas was a Polygamist who had at the time 4 wives. For some reason John R. and Albert moved to Idaho Falls and being out of the grasp of the Grovers, Albert (a Methodist) moved to Stephensville, Montana. It was in Stephensville that the family homesteaded and farmed. The non treaty Indians (Chief Joseph) were attacked and headed towards Canada to escape. The route took the Indians through the Anderson Place in Stevensville. A family story tells that Albert hid in a haystack and sent Georgie out to talk to the Indians. Georgie had many contacts with the Indians by way of her bisquits. She often sheltered abused squaws and seemed to have report with them. Albert escaped harm and came out after the Indians left. It was after this 1877 raid that the family got in their wagon and headed for the Palouse Country to homestead there.

      In “My Anderson Kindred”, Lois Anderson Skidmore states she was told that Albert married (23 June 1868)  Mary Jane Wiggins, (his first wife, ) to take care of her in her last months. She died of tbc shortly afterward. 27 Jul 1898. To Bureau of Pensions, Albert states of Mary Jane Wiggins: “our marriage was 3 months”.

      Civil War- Served in 3rd Wisconsin Infantry,
       His personal description at enlistment was:
           height-5’6”, complexion- medium, eyes- blue, hair- black, occupation- farmer.
        June 19, 1861. mustered into US service
        July 12 to Hagerston, MD (where he guarded it with clubs according to his bio)
        July 18 to Harpers's Ferry, WV. (his first real battle)
       Aug 18 to Darnestown,
       Sept 12 -Feb 25, 1862 Frederic MD.Harper's Ferry Oct 11, Bolivar Heights Oct 16
       Nov-Dec was USA General Hospital, Alexandria, VA
       Feb 25 to Sandy Hook
       March 12 to Manassas Winchester  Occupation, Mar. 23
       23 March to Woodstock
       Apr 1 to Edenburg
       Apr 2 - Jun 17 to Shenandoah Valley
         *Buckton Station May 23
         *Middletown May 24
         *Winchester May 25
         Retreat to Martinsburg May 26-Jun 6
             Fort Royal Jun 6-Jul 6
       Jul 6-Aug 6Little Washington ( here he said iln pension application, he had heart trouble)
         * Cedar Mt. Aug 9
       Aug 16-Sep 2 Pope campaign N. VA
       Aug 27-30 Guard army trains during Battles of Manassas
       Sep 2 -16 Maryland Campaign
       Antietam Sep 17, 1862. ( took a gun shot left.breast at one of bloodiest battles of Civil War)
       Sep-Dec Hospitalized Frederick MD.(bleeding piles and dysentery according to Pension Papers)
       Jan-Aug, Satterlee Hospitals in Philadelphia, PA  The Milwaukee Sentinel, July 7, 1863 lists Albert as on of the WI Soldiers lately  arrived from Philadelphia Hospitals.(No records until)
       March 1, 1864-Transferred to Invalid Reserve Corp
       June 28 1864 Discharged in Philadelphia.
      Wisconsin State Archives Certificate of Service:
      “Albert Anderson, late a Private in Company H of the 3rrd Regiment of WI Infantry Volunteers was enlisted into military service ;on the 8th day of May 1861, by Captain Whitman at Darlington, WI, for service of the united States on the 29th day of June 1861, by Captain McIntyre at Fon du Lac, WI. At the time of his enlistment, Private Anderson gave his residence as the Town of Darlington, Lafayette Co, WI. He gave his place of birth as WI. Private Anderson was wounded in the breast on Sep. 17, 1862 at Antietam, MD. He was sick in the hospitals at Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and Chester, PA. From Sep. 1862 until April 26 1863. he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on March 1, 1864 at Philadelphia, PA. The record shows no date or place of discharge. The records further show that said soldier when enlisted as 20 years of age, had blue eyes, black hair, medium complexion, was 5 feet 6 inches in height, and by occupation a farmer.”
      Signed July 31 1997 by Harold L. Miller, Reference Archivist
      1880, August 27 In a statement for his pension application he states that he lived in Darlington, Appleton, and Doylestown, WI from his discharge to Dec 1870. then was in Morgan City, UT until June 1875, Then Stephenville, MT Territory until Aug 1881. His occupation has been that of “farmer and what ever else he could earn a dollar at. Since I left the army I teched myself by studying Jones and Sherwood, Pierce, King, Rigby, Ellis and others. I took a course of study with E.J. Hurlbut at Appleton, WI. I found by study, experience and observation, the less I doctored the better for me, and I think that is why I am living now. When I keep quiet and do little work I am quite comfortable, but if I take a cold or try to do what I should not, then I suffer accordingly. At times I think I will get the best of the piles, the bloody flux stopping, then it begins again.”
      Albert and Georgie Anna lived with her folks, going to Eagle Rock in the Bitterroot Valley. They lived in the middle of the Indian trouble called Chief Joseph's War of 1877.
      1880, April- Apparently he let his pension lap, for in a Declaration of Pensioner under Act of March 1873, He wrote, “I was last paid at the agency of Madison, WI, 4 Dec 1869. I resided in WI to 19 Dec 1871, then Morgan City, UT, until June 1875, then in Oneida Co. ID Territory until May 1876, since then in Missoula Co., MT Terr.  The pension was as small a sum then I desired to let it accumulate until it amounted to a sum sufficient to apply for it until I should settle permanently, not knowing I would be dropped from the pension rolls.  The wound causing the disability for which restoration is claimed, was a gunshot wound in the left chest, the ball still remaining in my shoulder.”
      From the Journals of the Methodist Episcopal Church South annual Conferences of the Pacific Northwest
      1888, Pendelton, OR. Aug. 11, p.185,   “Albert Anderson, being duly recommended by the Quarterly Conference of the Palouse Circuit and having passed an approved examination  before the Conference Committee, was admitted ;on trial into the traveling connection. Appointed to the Colfax Circuit
       1888, Dallas, OR. Aug. 30, p.213,  “A. Anderson made his report and being recommended by the examining committee, was continued on trial and advanced to the Second year's class. Appointed to the Colfax Circuit.
       1890, Spokane Falls, WA. Sep. 5, p.11,”A. Anderson was discontinued at his own request.
       1891, Dayton, WA. 17 Aug. Appointed to supply the Colfax Circuit.
       1892,Palouse City, WA. Sep. 22, p.11, “Question, What local preachers are elected deacons? Answer, Albert Anderson was recommended by the quarterly conference of the Colfax circuit. He was represented by his presiding elder, and elected to deacon's orders.”  P.21, “The bishop announced the following board of finance: Henry Barnhart,
      Albert and Georgie Anna lived with her folks, going to Eagle Rock in the Bitterroot Valley. They lived in the middle of the Indian trouble called Chief Joseph's War of 1877.
      From JOURNALS of the METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,  South annual Conferences of the Pacific Northwest:
      1888, Pendelton, OR. Aug. 11, p.185,   “Albert Anderson, being duly recommended by the Quarterly Conference of the Palouse Circuit and having passed an approved examination  before the Conference Committee, was admitted ;on trial into the traveling connection. Appointed to the Colfax Circuit
       1888, Dallas, OR. Aug. 30, p.213,  “A. Anderson made his report and being recommended by the examining committee, was continued on trial and advanced to the Second year's class. Appointed to the Colfax Circuit.
       1890, Spokane Falls, WA. Sep. 5, p.11,”A. Anderson was discontinued at his own request.
       1891, Dayton, WA. 17 Aug. Appointed to supply the Colfax Circuit.
       1892,Palouse City, WA. Sep. 22, p.11, “Question, What local preachers are elected deacons? Answer, Albert Anderson was recommended by the quarterly conference of the Colfax circuit. He was represented by his presiding elder, and elected to deacon's orders.”  P.21, “The bishop announced the following board of finance: Henry Barnhart, traveling deacon, Albert Anderson, local deacon.
       1894, Spokane, WA., Sep. 24, “Appointments: Rockford Circuit supplied by Albert Anderson.”
       1896, August 24, “Appointments: Nez Perces Circuit Albert Anderson.”
       1897, Oakesdale, WA, Aug. 27, p.14, “Albert Anderson duly recommended by the Spokane District Conference, and certifying his agreement with our church in doctrine and discipline was elected to elders orders. P.16, “Bishop Hargrove ordained Albert Anderson, local preacher, to the office of elders, 29 Aug 1897. Appointed: Rockford and Mica, A. Anderson.
      “1898, Nominated for state representative from the Socialist Labor Party
       ? DATE: He spent some time in  South America at one point, going with a small group of men. Grandson Loran writes; “Albert's sojourn was in Brazil's jungles. He never regained his health after his Union Army days. So when he arrived in Brazil, he soon contracted ague. For 13 weeks he didn't know whether he would survive or not. Some of the time he 'hoped not.' "
      1900 Federal Census, June 4, Turnbow Precinct, Whitman Co. WA p. 7A , Listed as Farmer. All children except Bert and Edna were born at home.
      1910 Federal Census, Turnbow Precinct, Whitman Co. WA, 157B, only Stanley, 18 and Amy, 16 are at home. [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
    Person ID I20146  Mindrum
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2016 

    Father Robert Anderson,   b. 5 Jun 1804, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1857, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Clarissa Harlow Woods,   b. 29 Jul 1812, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1864, Fayette, Lafayette, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1831  Sangamon Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Family ID F14067  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Jane Wiggins,   b. 1847, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Jun 1868  [13
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F16664  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Georgiana "Georgie" Heath,   b. 15 Feb 1858, Kaysville, Davis, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1941, Palouse, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1874  Morgan, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 13
    Children 
     1. Clarissa Clara C. Anderson,   b. 23 Feb 1875, Morgan, Morgan, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1947, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Albert Anderson, Jr.,   b. 12 Apr 1877, Stevensville, Ravalli, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1960, Moscow, Latah, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. David Anderson,   b. 2 Aug 1878, Stevensville, Ravalli, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1958, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Amos Patriae Anderson,   b. 22 Feb 1880, Stevensville, Ravalli, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1966, Palouse, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Edna Anderson,   b. 22 May 1881, Stevensville, Ravalli, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1884, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. Ira Anderson,   b. 25 Oct 1882, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1951, Wendell, Gooding, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Dorcas Anderson,   b. 24 Jan 1884, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1967, Spokane, Spokane, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Wesley Anderson,   b. 8 Apr 1885, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1981, Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     9. Barbara Anderson,   b. 21 Jul 1886, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1980, Moscow, Latah, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     10. Albert Anderson,   b. Abt 1886, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Paul Jonathan Anderson,   b. 28 Jan 1888, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1974, Moscow, Latah, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     12. Stanley Anderson,   b. 14 Jan 1892, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1944, Spokane, Spokane, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     13. Amy Anderson,   b. 19 Jun 1893, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1938, Colfax, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     14. Robert Anderson,   b. 7 Jun 1898, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1900, Garfield, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F14109  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie, family of
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie, family of
    Rear: Dorcas, Clarissa, David, Bert, Barbara; Middle: Ira, Albert, Amy, Georgie Ann, Patrie; Front: Wesely, Robert, Stanley, Paul
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie Heath
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie Heath

    Headstones
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie Heath
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie Heath
    Plot: Plot: Sec 32, 1-7
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie Heath
    Anderson, Albert and Georgie Heath
    Plot: Plot: Sec 32, 1-7

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