Lars Olaf Anderson

1 January 1873–28 October 1964 (Age 91)
Bomsarvet, Gagnef, Kopparberg, Sweden

The Life of Lars Olaf

When Lars Olaf Anderson was born on 1 January 1873, in Bomsarvet, Gagnef, Kopparberg, Sweden, his father, Anders Persson, was 51 and his mother, Kerstin Olsdotter, was 40. He married Anna Marie Renstrom on 14 December 1894, in Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Strathcona, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for about 5 years and Alberta, Canada in 1916. He died on 28 October 1964, in Calmar, Leduc County, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 91, and was buried in Willow Creek Cemetery, Leduc County, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Lars Olaf Anderson
Anna Marie Renstrom
Marriage: 14 December 1894
Clarence Edwin Anderson
Hilda Wilfreida Anderson
Melvin Ralph Anderson
Grace Violet Anderson
Florence Bertine Anderson
Rosella Anna Anderson
Roy Willard Anderson
Lillian Bertha Anderson
Lloyd Anderson

Spouse and Children

14 December 1894
Willmar, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Anna Andersdotter



    Kerstin Andersdotter


    Per Persson


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 0

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 11

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 24

World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Olof Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ola Anderson, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Olof in household of Anders Persson Ell, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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