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Catalog Number M-0013
Object Name File, Document
Collection Personal Collections
Title August Anderson Papers
Year Range from 1872
Year Range to 1978
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of documents related to the life of August Anderson, including materials related to the establishment and maintenance of his farm in Afton Township, Washington County, Minnesota. Materials related to his service as treasurer for the Washington County School District #65, commemorative materials about the Afton church, datebooks, personal legal documents, a textbook from his childhood days in Sweden, his baptismal records, and his tax reciepts are also included. In addition to August Anderson's materials, there are several documents of a descendant named Jerome Korth, who also worked as a farmer in Washinton county for the first 3/4 of the 20th century. Reciepts from grain elevators, 4-H club documents, and materials related to his death are included.
Biographical Information August Anderson was born in Sweden in 1851 and emigrated to the United States in the 1870s. He built a house and established a farm in the late 19th century near Afton, Minnesota (Washington County); documents related to the building of the house, insurance, mortgage and taxes are included in the records. Around the turn of the century he served as the treasurer for School District #65 in Washington County and kept extensive records from his service. Also included in the collection are materials on the Afton church, datebooks, personal legal documents, correspondence, and photographs. In addition to August Anderson's materials, there are several documents of a descendant named Jerome Korth, who also worked as a farmer in Washinton County for the first 3/4 of the 20th century. Receipts from grain elevators, 4-H club documents, and materials related to his death are included.
People Anderson, August, 1851-1921.
Korth, Jerome.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 2 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. August Anderson (Church in Afton, Minnesota; Correspondence; Diaries and Datebooks; Ephemera; House in Afton Township, Minnesota; Personal Legal Documents; Photographs; School District 65 Treasurer Materials; School Textbook from Sweden; Swedish Baptismal Document; Tax Reciepts)

2. Jerome Korth (Death of Jerome Korth; Farming Reciepts; Woodbury 4-H Club)
Physical Dimensions 0.5 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Copyrights Copyright for this collection is held by the American Swedish Institute. Staff will provide photocopies of collection materials for personal use at researcher's expense. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials must be secured in writing from the American Swedish Institute.
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