Obituary Record

James Anderson
Died on 3/24/1922
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1-29 Mar., 1922 - The Pilot - Jens Anderson - Civil War Veteran

Jens Anderson died at his home in this city last Friday, March 24, being just one day over 83 years of age. He had been ailing for some time, and the end was not unexpected. The funeral was held at the Danish Ev. Lutheran church yesterday afternoon, Reverends N. P. Lang, I. N. Hansen and A. Rasmussen officiating. There was a large attendance of old friends and the floral offerings were very profuse and beautiful, showing something of the high esteem in which he and his family are held in the community. Burial was in the Blair cemetery. Mr. Anderson was born in Magtebughuse, Zealand, Denmark March 24th, 1839. His parents died when he was quite young, and he had to make his own way in the world at an early age. He came to this country in 1859, and settled at Pine River (now Saxvelle, Wis.) where he enlisted in Co. B 15th Wis. Inf. He saw active service for four years of the great Civil war, participating in the battles of Perryville, Ky. October 8th, 1862 and of Murfreesboro or Stone River December 31st, 1862 and January 2nd, 1863. He was transferred to the 8th Wisconsin Battery of Light Infantry, and served to the end of the war, re-enlisting when his first period expired. He returned to Pine River at the close of the war but soon removed to Cedar Falls, Ia. with a number of his acquaintances. He was married at Waterloo, Ia. December 9th, 1868 to Miss Sophia Guldberg, a well know family in Denmark, of which one member served as secretary of state in the king’s cabinet at one time. He removed to Red Cloud, Neb., coming to Washington county in 1895. Since 1903 he had been a resident of this city. Besides the wife, he leaves three sons, Guldberg Anderson, Ove T. Anderson and Theodore M. Anderson, all of this vicinity. Also other relatives and many friends, all of whom will miss him greatly.

#2-30 Mar., 1922 - The Enterprise


Jens Andersen was born March 24, 1839 in Maglejerghuse, Zealand, Denmark.

Early he lost his parents and had to support himself by working for strangers, and soon his attention was turned to America where so many went in search of better opportunities, especially those who were young. Mr. Andersen came to Wisconsin in 1859 after a long and expensive journey, and started to work on a farm, but the Civil war was on and Mr. Andersen and a personal friend joined the army. They were located at Camp Randall near Madison, and Mr. Andersen belonged to Co. B. of 15th Wis. Regiment.

Mr. Andersen saw active service and took part in the battle of Perryville, Ky. October 8, 1862; Murfreesboro, Tenn. Stone River Dec. 31, 1862 and Jan. 2, ’63.

He was transferred to 8th Batt., Wis. Light Inf. He re-enlisted when his time for service was out and remained in the army until the war ended when he returned to Pine River, Wis.

In 1866 he, with some of his friends, located at Cedar Falls, Ia where he, on the 9th of Dec., 1868, was married at Waterloo to Miss Sophie Goldberg of the renowned Goldberg family in Denmark, one of whose members served as Secretary of State in the King’s cabinet. Mr. Andersen has also lived at Red Cloud, Nebr. and was a pioneer of Webster county, living there 20 years. Since 1895 he has lived in Washington county, Neb., moving to Blair in 1903.

Of late his health has failed largely on account of his old age, and on the 25th day of March he died in the faith of Jesus Christ as his Savior. Mr. Andersen has been a member of the Lutheran church all his life and always took great interest in the work.

He died on the day after his 83rd birthday, and leaves to mourn him besides his wife, Sofie Goldberg, three sons, Goldberg P., Ove. T., Theodore M.N., besides a number of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Danish Lutheran church on Tuesday, March 28 at 2 o’clock, Rev I. M. Hansen having charge of the services. N. P. Lang spoke in the English and A. Rasmussen, who had been his former pastor in Webster county about thirty years ago, paying tribute to the deceased in the native language.

Interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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