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FlO Anderson, Chief Link Trainer, Instructor, No. 12 S.F. T.S. presenting his son, Sgt. R.A. Anderson with Air Gunner's wing at graduation, No. 3B & G.


Carl was born January 1, 1886, in Bredang i Faglun, Sweden. When Carl finished his military training he immigrated to Canada, where he had relatives. He made a return trip to Sweden in the early 1920's. He came to the Erickson, Manitoba area and worked as a carpenter. In 1964, he returned to his homeland and settled in Herrljunga, Sweden, where his sisters and other relatives live. Carl was a very quiet, easy going person, with a good sense of humor.

Carl passed away in November, 1970, and is buried in the Missions Church in Herrljunga, Sweden.

Carl Anderson


Gustaf and Sofia emigrated from Dalarne, Sweden.

They came to the Scandinavian colony and applied for a homestead S.E. 6-18-17W on July 25, 1888, made the necessary requirements and received the title on December 9, 1892.

The newly arrived Scandinavian families often stayed at their home while searching for homesteads.

By 1890 Gustaf had a log house, 15' x 15', a stable 18' x 20', one ox, three cows, two calves and eight sheep.

Gustav and Sofia had a son, Fabian. After Sofia's death, Gustaf moved to Erickson where he resided until his death. Fabian later moved to the United States.

Gustav and son Fabian.



Anderson, John 1883-1937 Anderson, Bertha (Hall) 1892-1968

by Ethel and Bernice

The turn of the century characterized the spirit that was the birth of full-fledged development of the western part of our country. Much of our history is shrouded in the misty past, but in the half-forgotten and never recorded tale is found the suffering privation and heroism of these early folk.

At the age of twenty, in 1903, John Anderson left Vindeln, Vasterbotten, Sweden. for "Amerika". He landed in New York and travelled by train to Minnedosa, Manitoba and his destination at the home of his brother­ in-law and sister, Andrew and Maria Peterson in the Hilltop district. He found various kinds of employment, working as a farm hand and on railroad construction during the summer months and cutting logs and working in sawmills during the winters. By 1908 he began working for Erik Hall and later became his millwright. He filed for a homestead on N.W. 32-18-18W in 1909. After obtaining patent he sold this property to Carl Gronlund Sr.