Alfred J. Moxness and Serena Aadland
Husband Alfred J. Moxness
Born: - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: Nicholas Moxness Mother: Marine (Moxness)
Wife Serena Aadland
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:
General Notes: Husband - Alfred J. Moxness
Scandinavian name. Was the first born.
Was the manager of the 1909 Bristol baseball team.
Donald Eugene Adams and Donna Maralyn Sharp
Husband Donald Eugene Adams
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:Marriage: 5-27-1977 - Columbus, MT.
Wife Donna Maralyn Sharp
Born: 10-5-1936 - Cody, WY. Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: Clinton Edwin Sr. Sharp Mother: Mary Lucille Ballard
Other Spouse: Louis Sibley Jr. Lehner - 9-25-1954 - Indiana, AK.
General Notes: Wife - Donna Maralyn Sharp
Occupation: Associate cost accountant
Allen and Lizabeth Ann Sharp
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:Marriage:
Wife Lizabeth Ann Sharp
Born: 1-27-1958 Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: Keith Neil Sharp Mother: Evonne Smith
Other Spouse: Pope
General Notes: Wife - Lizabeth Ann Sharp
Child of Evonne by previous marriage
Lives at 613 30 Road
Grand Junction, CO. 81504
Anderson and Lona Duerre
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:Marriage:
Wife Lona Duerre
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: Paul W. Duerre Mother: Emma Reischke
Anders Anderson and Caroline Martha Magnus
Husband Anders Anderson
Born: Abt 1829 - , Sweden Christened: Died: Abt 1911 - , Sweden Buried:
Father: Mr. Anderson Mother: Mrs. (Anderson)
Wife Caroline Martha Magnus
Born: Abt 1829 - , Sweden Christened: Died: 2-27-1882 - Beaver Falls, MN. Buried:
1 F Christina Anderson
Born: Abt 1857 - , Sweden Christened: Died: 4-25-1936 Buried:Spouse: Mr. Nelson
2 M Andrew Anderson
Born: Abt 1859 - , Sweden Christened: Died: Buried:
3 M Charles Anderson
Born: 5-30-1860 - , Sweden Christened: Died: 6-8-1928 Buried:
4 F Mathilda Caroline Anderson
Born: 5-15-1865 - Attica, IN. Christened: Died: 7-10-1944 - Bristol, SD. Buried: - Bristol, SD.Spouse: Horatio Nelson Sharp Marr: 11-13-1886 - Beaver Falls, MN.
5 M John Anderson
Born: Abt 1867 - , IN. Christened: Died: Buried:
6 M Otto Anderson
Born: 1869 - , MN. Christened: Died: 5-31-1941 - , MN. Buried:
7 F Hilda Anderson Aunt
Born: 7-1870 - , MN. Christened: Died: 1955 Buried: - Danube, MN.Spouse: Hadley V. Linkletter Marr: Abt 1931
8 M Theodore Anderson
Born: Abt 1873 - , MN. Christened: Died: Buried:
General Notes: Husband - Anders Anderson
AKA: Andreas, Andren, Andrew. Depending on what document you look at.
First data I have comes from the courts, 10/3/1881, a judgement stating that Anders was insane but not requiring restraint. He was released. On Feb 22, 1882 Anders stabbed his wife in the abdomen and fingers. She died Feb. 27, 1882 of the wounds. Anders was arrested and the court found him quilty of second degree murder.
According to the trial transcripts, the children testified that their father got sick during the fall stacking season of 1881, and started having delusions and hallucinations about his wife having sexual intercourse with her sons. All of which were unfounded. It culminated on Feb 22, 1882, when Anders, in a fit of rage, assulted Caroline with first a single barrle shot gun, then a pocket knife. He was sentenced on May 18, 1883 to life the Minnesota State Prison at Stillwater. His sentence was commuted by the Governor of Minnesota due to finding later that Anders was insane at the time of the trial and that a new trial should have been granted, according to the trial judges that sentenced him, the prosecuting attorney, and several other citizens. He was released on August 1, 1891 and some time later left for Sweden. According to information passed down through the family, one or two of the children left with Anders for Sweden.
Anders purchased the NW 1/4 of section 30, in township 114 north of range 35, (160 acres) on January 2, 1883. He sold the property to Charles Anderson, his son, in 12/20/1902. Charle's mortgage to Anders was satisfied 2/7/1911 with Anders passing away and an Edward Anderson handling the estate matters.
We received notification from Smolanders, Sweden of his death. He mayhave lived in Gothenbury Sweden/dw
The following is from the research notes of Ms Betsy McGovern
Genealogy notes for Andreas (Anders, Andrew) Anderson
Town of Beaver, Renville County, Minnesota
Post Office: Beaver Falls (page 13 & 14) June 11, 1870
(all fathers and mothers foreign born)
Anderson, Andreas 41, farmer, Sweden
- Caroline 41, Keeping House, Sweden
- Christina 13, Sweden, cannot write
- Andrew 11, Sweden, cannot read or write
- Charles 9, Sweden
- Matilda 5, Indiana
- John 3, Indiana
- Otto 1, Minnesota
History of Renville County (History of Minnesota Valley?), page 1323
First personal property assessment made in 1871 lists Anders Anderson.
Records of the Federal Land Office:
Issue Date: 10 Jan 1874
State of Record: Minnesota
Accession Number: MN1470__.251
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Redwood Falls
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)
Document Number: 287
Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
26 115-N 38-W 5th PM Renville
Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 > 1875 > Renville >
Anders Anderson, 46, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
Carolina Anderson, 46, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
Anders Anderson, 16, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
Charles Anderson, 13, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
Matilda Anderson, 10, In[or Ia?]/Sweden/Sweden
John Anderson, 7, In[or Ia?]/Sweden/Sweden
Otto Anderson, 5, Minn/Sweden/Sweden
Theodore Anderson, 3, Minn/Sweden/Sweden
(family #12 is Joseph Sharp)
(where's Hilda? and Christine?)
Jan 12, 1878 Renville Times: Andrew Anderson listed as juror from Fourth
District (along with Joseph Sharp). Renville Times, Oct. 24, 1878: Listed as
Grand Juror (again with Jos Sharp).
1880 Census - Henryville, Renville County, Minnesota
ED 38, page 29, printed page 122 A, June 18, 1880
Anderson A. male, 51, married, farmer, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
- Carolina 51, wife, keep house, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
- Christine 23, daughter, single, at home, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
- Andrew 21, son, at home, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
- Charles 19, son, at home, cannot read, Sweden/Sweden/Sweden
- Mathilda 15, daughter, at school, cannot read, Indiana/Sweden/Sweden
- John 13, son, at school, cannot read, Indiana/Sweden/Sweden
- Otto 11, son, at school, (attending school column also checked),
- Hilda 9, daughter, attending school column, Minnesota/Sweden/Sweden
- Theodor 7, son, attending school column, Minnesota/Sweden/Sweden
IN PROBATE COURT Orders to Jury and Jury's Return
State of Minnesota, County of Renville, in Probate Court, General Term, Oct. 3,
In the matter of the insanity of Anders Anderson - On reading and filing the
information of Martin Jensen, Sheriff, of the County of Renville representing that
Anders Anderson is an insane person in the county of Renville needing care and
treatment, and that it is dangerous for him to be at large. It is ordered that Drs.
W. D. Flinn and C.S. Stoddard, regular physicians of Red Wood County, in
connection with the judge of this court, be and they are hereby appointed a Jury
and commanded to examine the said Anders Anderson concerning the charge of
insanity, and to ascertain the fact of sanity or insanity, and that they forthwith
make a written report as a result of their examination to this court. It is further
ordered that a copy of these orders be delivered to the said Drs. Dr. W. D. Flinn
and C.S. Stoddard of Red Wood County, Minn.
In the matter of the Insanity of Anders Anderson We, Drs. W.D. Flinn and C.S.
Stoddard, regular physicians of the county of Red Wood and Hon. Hans
Gronnerind, Judge, do hereby certify, that pursuant to the foregoing order of the
probate Court of said County, we have examined the said Anders Anderson
concerning the charge of insanity, and to ascertain the fact of sanity or insanity,
and that we find the said Anders Anderson's insanity not to be of such a nature
present as to require restraint.
Excerpts from the Renville Times, Renville County, MN
10/6/1881: City Council: Jno. Anderson, attending A. Anderson, $6.00
12/15/1881: City Council: G. F. Breggen, keeping Maggie Anderson 3 weeks by
order of County Board, $11.00
Andrew Strom, medicine for Maggie Anderson, $5.50
C. Holtz, boarding Andrew Anderson, $4.00
F.L. Puffer, med. service rendered Maggie Anderson, $18.00
John Anderson, witness fees, case of Andrew Anderson, insane, $1.70
Jas. Greeley, conveying insane person to Redwood, $3.00
2/23/1882: Andrew Anderson, the gentleman who was examined last fall on the
charge of insanity and turned loose, is again in trouble. This time he indulged in
the pastime of stabbing his wife with a dull pocket knife. How serious her injuries
we have not been able to learn. Anderson was brought into town last night and
placed in charge of deputy Miller.
3/2/1882: Mrs. Anderson, wife of the man arrested last week, died last Monday
morning from the wound inflicted by her husband. What will be done with the
accused, now in jail here, remains to be seen.
3/9/1882: BROKE JAIL
Last Saturday evening, between the hours of 6 and 9 o'clock, Andreas Anderson,
confined in jail in this place on a charge of wife-murder, made his escape. In
some way he smuggled an axe into his cell during the temporary absence of his
jailor, and drove the bolts, to which the outer door was locked, through the pine
scantling in which they were inserted. This done, he had only to push the door
open and walk out, which he did most successfully. Up to this writing,
Wednesday evening, he is still at large, no clue, so far as we have been able to
learn, having been gained as to his whereabouts or the direction taken in his
flight. Several parties started out at about 9 o'clock of the night of his escape, in
search of the culprit, and are still scouring the country in various directions. One
hundred dollars reward has been offered by the Sheriff for the apprehension and
return of the fugitive. LATER. - Word was received from Redwood Falls this
(Thursday) morning to the effect that Anderson has been captured near Willmar,
and will be delivered to the proper authorities.
3/16/1882 (p.3 c.1)
A. Anderson, the escaped prisoner, was returned safely to this place last
Saturday and safely lodged in jail. The windows of the jail have been "boxed in"
to prevent curious & evil-disposed persons from communicating with or aiding
prisoners to escape.
The State of Minnesota to any constable, and to the Keeper of the common Jail
of said county, Receive in your custody and safely keep Andrew Andeson who is
charged before me, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said county, upon
the complaint of James C. Doyle with having at the town of Henryville in said
county on the 22nd day of February 1882 committed an assault with a dangerous
weapon upon the body of Caroline Anderson with intend to murder the said
Caroline Anderson, and is committed for further examination to be held before
me on the 15th day of March 1882 at ten o'clock A.M. at the court house of said
county in the village of Beaver Falls. Given under my hand this 13th day of
March 1882., Henry Ahrens, Justice of the Peace
Subpoena, State of Minnesota, County of Renville
To Frederick Smith, James C. Doyle, John Anderson, Charles Anderson,
Mathilda Anderson, Hilda Anderson: You are hereby required to appear before
the undersigned, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County, at my
office in the court house at the town of Beaver Falls in said county on 15 March
1882 at ten o'clock in the fore noon, of said day, to give evidence in a certain
examination then and there to be had and tried between the State of Minnesota,
Plaintiff and Andreas Anderson, Defendant on the part of the said State of
Given under my hand this 13th day of March 1882., Henry Ahrens, Justice of the
No. 2, [printed number 56], Justice Court , Henry Ahrens, Justice
The State of Minnesota vs. Andreas Anderson
S. R. Miller, Prosecuting Attorney, Beaver Falls, Minn. Filed March 15, 1882
The State of Minnesota to any Constable, and the keeper of the common Jail of
You are hereby ordered and required to forthwith bring Andrew Anderson now in
your custody by virtue of an order of commitment given by me on the 13th day of
March 1882 before me for further examination on the charge of assault with a
dangerous weapon with the intend to murder, and to be further dealt with
according to law. Given under my hand this 15th day of March 1882 Henry
Ahrens, Justice of the Peace
I hereby certify and return that by virtue of the within order I have this 15th day of
March 1882 at 10 o'clock A.M. Andrew Anderson now here in court, in custody as
I am within commanded together with a warrant of commitment here to attached,
by which the within named Andrew Anderson is held in Jail in custody, dated
March 15, 1882, Martin Jensen, Sheriff of Randall County Minnesota
No. 3, [printed number:] 56, Justice Court, Henry Ahrens, Justice.
State of Minnesota vs. Andreas Anderson
S. R. Miller, Prosecuting Attorney, Beaver Falls, Minn.
I hereby certify and return the that that I have arrested the within named Anders
Anderson on at the 15th day of March 1882 and have him the said Anders
Anderson now here in court in custody as I am within commanded. Dated this
15th day of March 1882, Martin Jensen, Sheriff of Renville County.
[printed in small print across the top of the page:] No. 179. - CRIMINAL
WARRANT. - Justice Court. Pioneer Press Co., St. Paul, Minn.
The State of Minnesota, to the Sheriff or any Constable of said County: where as,
James C. Doyle has this day complained in writing to me on oath, that Andreas
Anderson on the 22nd day of February 1882 at the town of Henryville in said
County and State, feloniously and willfully and of his malice aforethought an
assault did make in and upon the body of one Caroline Anderson, with a deadly
weapon to wit; a large pocket knife, and that the said Andreas Anderson with
said pocketknife which the the said Andreas Anderson in his right hand then and
there had and held with the blade open, in and upon the body of her the said
Caroline Anderson then and there without the authority of law and with malice
aforethought, willfully and feloniously did strike thrust and cut, giving to her the
said Caroline Anderson then and there with a knife aforesaid in and upon the
body of her the said Caroline Anderson, willfully and without the authority of law
and with malice aforethought one mortal wound, of which the said mortal wound
the said Caroline Anderson on and from the said 22nd day of February 1882,
until the 27th day of said month of February 1882, as well as in the said town of
Henryville in the county aforesaid as in the town of Flora in said county of
Renville in the state of Minnesota did languish, and languishing did live, on which
said 27th day of February 1882, the said Caroline Anderson in the said town of
Flora in the county of Renville and state of Minnesota of the said mortal wound
died, and the said James C. Doyle upon his oath aforesaid, doth say that the said
Andreas Anderson on the said Caroline Anderson at the time in the manner and
by the means aforesaid, without the authority of law and with malice aforethought
did kill and murder, contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and
provided and against the peace and dignity of the state of Minnesota, and prayed
that the said Andreas Anderson might be arrested and dealt with according to
law. Now therefore, you are commanded forthwith to apprehend the said
Andreas Anderson and bring him before me to be dealt with according to law.
Given under my hand, this 15th day of March 1882, Henry Ahrens, Justice of the
No. 8, [printed number:] 56, filed March 15, 1882, Henry Ahrens, Justice of the
Testimony in preliminary examination
James Doyle sworn says: I reside in the town of Henryville, Renville County,
Minnesota. I know the defendant Anders Anderson. Did know Caroline
Anderson, saw Caroline Anderson about half past six or 7:00 p.m. on the 22nd
day of February 1882. She was standing up holding her hand around her bowels
and saw she had been cut by Anders Anderson and saw blood coming over her
hands and she said that I had better capture him as he had escaped, but on the
23rd day of February I saw Caroline Anderson and saw wounds upon her body of
said Caroline Anderson through some cloth and said Caroline Anderson then
described the wounds upon and unto her body. I saw a wound in her abdomen
and part of her bowels were out. And Caroline Anderson told me that said
wounds were made by Anders Anderson stabbing her and that she expected she
would have to die. [Signed] James C. Doyle
John Anderson testifies and says: I know deft[defendant] A. Anderson, know
Caroline Anderson, saw A. Anderson on the 22nd day of March 1882 heard the
warrant read do not know the contents of the complaint. Motion was made to
discharge the witness, ordered that John Anderson is discharged from any
further attendance in the examination.
Matilda Anderson says: I am the daughter of Anders Anderson and Caroline
Anderson, saw deft. Anders Anderson on the 22nd day of Feb. 1882 at deft.
house in the town of Henryville, Renville, Minn. I heard the warrant read, I was
present when the assault took place. I saw the deft. coming towards the house
with a gun, it was towards evening, saw him through the window. he had a
single barrel shot gun, it was not our gun, it did not belong to my father. he came
up to the house, mother grapped [grabbed] the gun. Father said she fooled him
long enough, I did take the gun away from Mother and shot it of [off], after I shot
of [off] the gun I looked back and Father had caught Mother already, I saw deft.
throwed Mother and saw a knife in the hands of defendant. I did not see deft.
strike Mother, she screamed and called for help to me, she called my name. I
started of [off] to Mr. Shoemaker's away from our house about 1/2 mile away. I
saw my mother next, the next morning. I saw Mother there at Frederic Smith's. I
saw Mother's fingers cut and saw no other wounds. I was at Mr. Smith's where
my mother was off and on to see Mother, she talked about her wounds in the
morning. I think Mother died by reason of said wounds, she had no other
sickness. Mother died at 9 o'clock in the morning at the house of Frederic Smith
in the town of Flora on the 27th day of February on Monday.
A pocket knife was shown to the witness and asked whether that was the knife
the the stabbing was done with. Witness identified the knife as being the same
knife the stabbing was done with. This knife belongs to defendant and I have
seen this knife the next morning in my brother John's hand.
Cross ex - I heard Mother say she did not know if she would live or die after the
stabbing. [signed] Matilda Anderson [written sidewise at the bottom of the page:]
No. 7, Filed March 15th, 1882, Henry Ahrens, Justice of the Peace
Frederich Schmidt testified: I live in the town of Flora Renville County,
Minnesota. I know deft. A. Anderson about 10 or 11 years. I did know Caroline
Anderson before she died. I saw Caroline Anderson on the 22nd of Feb. 1882 in
the evening. She came in my house. When she came she showed her hands on
which was blood and her fingers cut. She said she had another hole in her belly.
[crossed out: she said Anders Anderson did that] She said something I did not
understand all what she said, my wife put her in bed. C. A. died on the 27th day
of February, 9 A.M. 1882. C. Anderson said when she came into the house that
she would have to die. [signed] Friedrick Schmidt
Charles Anderson testified: I heard the warrant read, know deft., deft. is my
Father. The deceased Caroline Anderson is my Mother. About 1/2 hour before
sunset I started away from the house with deft. Deft. stated after walking 1/2
mile that he was tired and would go back to get James Doyle and Peter
Shoemaker to go with him to Jake Fritz. He told me to go on to Old man Doyle
and get a team. Deft. and me saw Jake Fritz start off with a team, deft went back
east towards Carlsons. I did not get anything at Doyls[sic] and I went home
again. I got home about 8 or 1/2 past in the evening. I found my brothers at
home John and Otto and they told me what was going on. I then went to F.
Smith's and met P. Shoemaker on the Road. When I got to F. Smith's I found my
Mother in bed. She told me that Father had stabbed her and she would likely
have to die. I saw the wound on her body about 2 inches in length stabbed and
cut. I saw part of her bowels out. Dr. Flynn and Dr. Stoddard and Dr. Hitchcock
attended to her. I was with my Mother about an hour before she died. She
complained about having much pain at that time. She complained that the pain
was caused by said wound. I went to Redwood for a doctor about an hour before
she died. Cross ex - I did not hear mother say anything about how deft treated
her after the stabbing carrying her into the house, but she told that deft had
pulled up most of her clothes and stabbed. Mother said she asked Father to let
her say her prayers before he stabbed her but deft refused. [signed] Charles
Hilda Anderson testified: Deft A. Anderson is my Father. Caroline Anderson the
woman stabbed was my Mother. I am 11 years old. I have heard the warrant
read. Father and Charley went away after the thief[?, maybe team?], when
Father came back he he came back with a gun and pointed it at Mother, then
Mother grabbed at the gun. It was a single barrel shot gun, do not know whos it
was. I was in the kitchen of Father's house [crossed out: I do not know the name
of this town] It is in the town of Henryville. Then Matilda took the gun away from
Father and shot it off. I saw Father taking a pocket knife out of his pocket, saw
him throw Mother down. Knife was shown to witness. I know this is the knife. I
was away from my Father about 8 feet. I heard Mother then cry for help to
Mathilda. I ran away with Mathilda to P. Shoemaker's for fear of Father would
hurt us. [signed] Hilda Anderson
Excerpts from the Renville Times, Renville County, MN, 3/16/1882:
A. Anderson, the escaped prisoner, was returned to this place last Saturday and
safely lodged in jail.
(and, down the page:)
The windows of the jail have been "boxed in" to prevent curious and evildisposed
persons from communicating with or aiding prisoners to escape.
Prisoner in court, Warrant duly read to him by the Court, the court then asked the
prisoner whither Andrew Anderson, as written in the complaint and warrant was
his correct name, he replied that it was not, whereupon the court ordered said
name corrected in said Instruments so as to read Anders Anderson. The
prisoner was then asked by the Court whether he desired Counsel or further time
to procure the same, also whether he desired to stand or waive an examination
on the charge contained in the warrant, the prisoner thereupon declared that he
did not want any Counsel and that he waived an examination under the offence
charged in said warrant. John Anderson one of the witnesses, subpoened for the
State having informed the County Attorney that he nothing whatever about the
offence charged in the Warrant, was in connection with Frederick Schmidt,
James C. Doyle, Charles Anderson, Mathilda Anderson and Hilda Anderson, the
other witnesses subpoened by the prosecution briefly examined under oath by
the County Attorney, in presence of the prisoner, touching their knowledge of the
offence charged, for the purpose of ascertaining whom it would be necessary to
put under recognizance, said examination was had then and there in presence of
And all of said witnesses appearing to be material witnesses for the State, were
ordered by the Court to give their personal recognizance, without sureties for the
sum of 50 dollars each, conditioned for their appearance at the next general term
of General Court to be held in and for said Renville County, as well before the
grand as the petit Jury, and not to depart without leave of Court. Court took a
recess for one and one half hour to 5 o'clock P.M. Prisoner remained in custody
of Sheriff Jensen. 5 o'clock P.M. Court was called to order prisoner in court. The
prisoner having waived an examination upon the charge contained in the
warrant, and it appearing to the Court by reason of said waiver and an
examination of the whole matter, that the said offence had been committed, as in
said warrant alleged, and that there is probably cause and reason to believe that
the prisoner committed the crime therein charged, and the offence charged being
by law not bailable and the proof evident and the presumption great as to the
guilt of the prisoner off the offence charged. Therefore it is ordered by the Court
that said prisoner, Anders Anderson, be[?, he?] and he is committed to the
custody of the keeper of the common Jail of said County to answer for said
offence, at the next general term of said District Court, or until he shall thence be
discharged according to Law. The hour of 9 o'clock P.M. having arrived, a
recess was taken to 10 o'clock A.M. March 16, 1882, for the purpose of making
out the final commitment of the prisoner, and the prisoner was then remandet
into the custody of the Sheriff of said County for safe keeping till the expiration of
10 o'clock A.M. March 16, 1882 Court opened, the prisoner being duly present
in court the order of commitment was delivered to said Sheriff Jensen,
committing said prisoner to the custody of the keeper of the common Jail of said
county, to answer for said offence at the next general term of said District Court
or until he shall be discharged according to Law. Henry Ahrens, Justice of the
Excerpts from the Renville Times, Renville County, MN, 3/30/1882: City Council:
Henry Ahrens, Justice Fees, State vs. Anderson, $11.65
H.D. Chollar, lumber for jail, $15.00
J.C. Doyle, conveying A. Anderson to Beaver Falls, $3.00
P. Berndgen, repairs to jail, $2.55
C. Anderson, witness fee, State vs. Anderson, $1.72
M. Anderson, do do do $1.72
J. Anderson, do do do $1.72
H. Anderson, do do do $1.72
J. C. Doyle, do do do $1.72
J. Toomy, building guards in front of jail, $6.00
F. L. Puffer, coroner's fee, inquest of Mrs. Anderson, $15.40
J. Witt, hauling lumber and building guards in front of jail windows, $2.50
J. McIntosh, deputy Sheriff fees, State vs. Anderson, $3.35
C. W. Frink, casing and work on jail door, $1.50
Geo. F. Miller, deputy Sheriff fees, State vs. Anderson, $2.50
12/7/1882: The jury, in the case of Andreas Anderson, the wife murderer, after
being out a short time, brought in a verdict of murder in the second degree.
Arctander, for the defense, immediately gave motion for a new trial. Judge
Baldwin declined to sentence the accused, and he still occupies his old quarters
"on the hill." What the outcome of this case will be remains to be decided in the
In District(?) Court, 9th Jud.[Judicial?] District, State of Minnesota vs Andrew
County of Renville Jno W. Arctauder(?) being first duly sworn, says on his oath,
that he is the attorney for defendant herein, the defendant is inflicted with insanity
and not a proper or competent person to make an affidavit or give testimony, that
this affidavit is made by affiant(?) in his behalf that one Anton Anderson is a
material and necessary witness for the defense herein without whose presence
and testimony defendant cannot safely proceed to trial herein. that on the 21st
day of October 1882 affiant carried a subpoena for said Anton Anderson to be
issued by the Clerk of this Court, and immediately delivered the same to the
sheriff of this county who served the same on said Anton Anderson on October
23, 1882, all of which will now(?) fully appear from this said a subpoena and a
return on same was on file and hereby made reference to and made part of this
affidavit. That affliant had not nor did defendant herein have any intimate
knowledge or notice of said if Anton Anderson with appearing yesterday, the first
day of the term, as a witness, as he was summoned to, until late last night after
the adjournment of the court for the day. That affiant had over 40 witnesses
subpoenaed, and could not possibly tell, whether they were in at court, and that
at the whole of the session of said court, this affiant was busy attending to the
_(?) of a jury herein, and thereby occupied that affiant is informed and believes
that said Anton Anderson, when he was summoned to appear resided in this
county not over 10 miles from the county seat, that sometime thereafter he went
away to Kingston _(?) _(?) this state over 90 miles from the place of holding
court, and no railway communication, that affiant is informed and believes that
the said witness is now lying there sick and almost dying, and so far off that no
deposition can be taken. That affiant had no intimidation or information before
last night, but said witness was sick or in any way unable to come. That the
defense to be_(?) in behalf of the defendant herein is insanity, making the
defendant at the time of killing his wife not a responsible agent, that this insanity
is to be evidenced mainly if not entirely by showing insane delusions on
dependents part, in regard to his wife's criminal conduct and intercourse with her
own sons Anton and Charles, he working under the delusion, that and for a long
time prior to the killing, that she had and had had such intercourse. That in order
to show that such was a delusion it becomes _ and material to show, that there
was no foundation in fact for the same. That affiant believes, that said Anton
Anderson were he present in court would testify as follows: "I am the son of the
defendant and the deceased, I never in my life had any sexual intercourse with
my mother. I never conferred or admitted to defendant that I had such
intercourse with my mother, or that anybody else had. Neither I or my mother
acted in such a manner, that it would give even occasion for a shadow of
suspicion of any improper relations existing between us. My mother never
showed any predeliction or preference for me over and above the other children,
that my father first commenced to exhibit these hallucinations after he became
sick during the stacking season of 1881 and kept the same up until the time of
the killing, rather growing worse than better. That affiant can prove this by no
other witness. That the reason why affiant believes that the witness would so
testify is that he so testified under oath __ defendant for insanity before the judge
of probate of_. that affiant believes he can_ the evidence of said witness, if this
cause(?) is continued to next or an adjourned term. Therefore he prays the
continuance of the course to such time. Sworn to and subscribed before me this
29th day of November 1882. Jno W. Arclander(?), W.W. McGowan, Clerk of
State of Minnesota. Executive Department.
Whereas, Andreas Anderson was, at a general term of the District Court in and
for the county of Renville convicted of the crime of murder in the second degree,
and thereupon, on the 18th day of May 8th A.D. 1883, was sentenced to
imprisonment at hard labor in the state prison for the period of his natural life.
And whereas, application for his pardon has been filed, made by Hon. H. D.
Baldwin the trial judge, Hon. B. F. Weber the judge who sentenced a prisoner, G
F Christiansen, the prosecuting attorney and many other citizens, showing that it
is there unanimous belief that the prisoner was insane at the time he committed
the crime. Judge Webber states that "I have no doubt that [crossed out: I should
have] he was insane and if a proper motion for a new trial had been made I have
no doubt that I should have granted a new trial. In view of the above fact and
other extenuating circumstances I am constrained to believe that it will be an act
of justice to grant to the prisoner his freedom.
Now therefore, I, William R. Merriam, Governor of the State of Minnesota, for
good and sufficient reasons, as well as those appearing in said application, and
by virtue of the authority vested in the Executive by the Constitution and the Law,
do hereby reduce, mitigate and commute the said sentence now in force against
the said Andreas Anderson to imprisonment at hard labor in the state prison for
the term ending August 1, 1890. In testimony whereof, I have here and to set my
hand and cause the Great Seal of the state to be affixed at the Capitol and the
city of St. Paul this eighth day of July in the year of our Lord 1891.
[signed]William R. Merriam By the governor, F. P. Brown, Secretary of State
Warden's Office, Minnesota State Prison, Stillwater, August 1, 1891
I hereby certify that I have this day discharged from prison the within named
Andreas Anderson by virtue of this Warrant of Commutation.
(signed) Albert Guerin(?), Warden
The family story was [before we found out he was a murderer] that he went back
to Sweden after his wife died. I would suspect, if he wasn't sentence to life in jail,
that he was deported, or went voluntarily in order to avoid jail. Or perhaps he
didn't go back at all. There is an Andrew Anderson in Grow Township, Anoka
Co, MN in 1900, 66 yrs old, inmate in the state insane asylum. Also in 1910, and
there are death certificates from 1911 and another.
General Notes: Wife - Caroline Martha Magnus
Died at 53 yrs old.
Father & Mother born in Sweden
Mr. Nelson and Christina Anderson
Husband Mr. Nelson
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:Marriage:
Wife Christina Anderson
Born: Abt 1857 - , Sweden Christened: Died: 4-25-1936 Buried:
Father: Anders Anderson Mother: Caroline Martha Magnus
1 M Louis Nelson
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:
2 M Carl Nelson
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:
3 F Ruth Nelson
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:Spouse: Mr. Peterson
4 F Matilda Nelson
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:Spouse: Mr. Erickson
Hadley V. Linkletter and Hilda Anderson Aunt
Husband Hadley V. Linkletter
Born: 1864 Christened: Died: 1933 Buried: - Danube, MN.Marriage: Abt 1931
Wife Hilda Anderson Aunt
Born: 7-1870 - , MN. Christened: Died: 1955 Buried: - Danube, MN.
Father: Anders Anderson Mother: Caroline Martha Magnus
General Notes: Wife - Hilda Anderson Aunt
Hired from Minn to take care of George and Ida's children as they grew up. Children knew her better than Ida. Did everything for them.
Was a devout Lutheran.
Interned at Lutheran Cemetery, Danube, MN. (just East of Renville) South on Route 1 (1mile) on East side of road.
Paul Bury and Kathryn Anderson
Husband Paul Bury
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: John M. Bury Mother: Thera Atkinson
Wife Kathryn Anderson
Born: Christened: Died: Buried:
General Notes: Wife - Kathryn Anderson
From rural Butler and has three children.
Horatio Nelson Sharp and Mathilda Caroline Anderson
Husband Horatio Nelson Sharp
Born: 4-13-1859 - Fort Fairfield, ME. Christened: Died: 7-30-1929 - Bristol, SD. Buried: - Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, SD.
Father: Joseph Sharp Mother: Charlotte Chase
Marriage: 11-13-1886 - Beaver Falls, MN.
Wife Mathilda Caroline Anderson
Born: 5-15-1865 - Attica, IN. Christened: Died: 7-10-1944 - Bristol, SD. Buried: - Bristol, SD.
Father: Anders Anderson Mother: Caroline Martha Magnus
1 M Edwin Clinton Sharp
Born: 4-9-1888 - Kidder Twp., Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 1-2-1969 - Spokane, WA. Buried:Spouse: Alice Verana Bury Marr: 3-5-1913 - Bury Homestead, Bristol, SD.
2 F Mildred Ethel Sharp Dollie
Born: 12-8-1889 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: Abt 1988 - Aurora?, MN. Buried:Spouse: Edward Paul Bury Marr: 3-15-1913 - Bury Homestead, Bristol, SD.
3 M Clarence Horatio Sharp Bill
Born: 7-26-1891 - Homestead farm, Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 4-29-1989 - Minneapolis, MN. Buried: 1989 - , WI.Spouse: Pearl Mabel Duerre Marr: 1-16-1913 - Aberdeen, SD.Spouse: Sigrid Pearson Marr: 6-1953 - Minneapolis, MN.
4 M George Marion Sharp
Born: 4-30-1893 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 12-30-1989 - Cape Coral, FL. Buried: - Sioux City, IA.Spouse: Ida Maud Rankin Marr: 12-26-1912 - Bristol, SD.Spouse: Ann Lahn Marr: 7-1-1955 - Luverne, MN.
5 M Maynard Allen Sharp Ted
Born: 5-22-1896 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 11-6-1961 - Seattle, WA. Buried:Spouse: Nellie Mae Jorgenson Marr: 9-5-1923
6 M Lloyd Sharp
Born: 9-30-1899 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 12-1-1964 - Seattle, WA. Buried:
7 M Floyd Sharp
Born: 9-30-1899 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 5-7-1964 - Seattle, WA. Buried: - Waselli, Columbarium, Seattle, WA.Spouse: Cora Grace Rundell Marr: 4-17-1919 - Terry, MT.
8 M Jesse Roy Sharp
Born: 6-19-1901 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 10-1968 - Seattle, WA. Buried:
9 F Josephine Irene Sharp "Doad"
Born: 6-19-1901 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: Buried:
10 M Eugene Lincoln Sharp
Born: 4-30-1904 - Bristol, SD. Christened: Died: 8-19-1905 - Bristol, SD. Buried: - Bristol, SD.
General Notes: Husband - Horatio Nelson Sharp
Horatio was born in Maine and at 10 years old moved to Dakota county, Minn area with his folks (abt 1869 per HNS obit). They moved to Renville county 2 1/2 years later. Horatio was a farmer all his life. He was short, stocky and a very strong man, who wore a mustache. He grew up in Henryville (Beaverfalls), MN and met Matilda Anderson.
Horatio bought his father's farm and woodlot in section 32 of Renville county in 1882 for $1400. He then sold the property to A. Burchardt in 1884 for $1200. He then moved with his folks to Day county Dakota and homesteaded a farm 2 1/2 miles NE of Bristol, SD.
Horatio came back to Beaverfalls to marry his childhood sweet heart, Mathilda. They were married by Rev. R.B. Satterlee, Methodist Episcopal Church on 11/13/1886. Horatio was about 27 and Matilda 21. They then left for his homestead in Bristol, SD and had ten children.
For 25 years, he suffered from chronic gastritis and disease of the heart. Horatio chewed tobacco and died of starvation due to the outlet of his stomach closed off. Probably due to cancer. The funeral was handled by the ME. Church by Rev.
The family is listed in 1900 Federal census in Kidder township, Day county, SD. On 5/13/1900 he became a member of IOOF and was very faithful and active. The work of the IOOF was on of his joys and was his chief form of recreation. He served on several school boards and was active in the town business.
(He worked as town clerk for several years. In 1903 became secretary for co-op creamery in Bristol. He was anti-religious and a follower of Thomas Payne. He also belonged to an organization called Maineites. A local group of people, who originally came from Maine./cs)
The family was also listed in the 1910 census in Bristol Village, Day county, SD.
General Notes: Wife - Mathilda Caroline Anderson
Decent: Scottish & Swedish
At the age of 4, she and her family moved from Indiana to Beaver Falls, MN. Grew up in Beaverfalls, MN (Renville county) and met Horatio there..
Marriage License at Olivia, MN. Book C85 11/12/1886 Had 10 children
On 10/15/1906, she moved into the town of Bristol. She was very active member of the Bristol Methodist Church, Ladies Aid and Woman's Missionary Society.
She passed away at the Britton hospital Monday July 10, 1944, 11:10Pm of heart disease.
Tim Christopher Sharp and Genevieve Lucile Andrus
Husband Tim Christopher Sharp
Born: 4-12-1954 - Seattle, WA. Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: Kenneth Floyd Sharp Mother: Trilby Joanne Grissom
Marriage: 4-26-1975 - Ontario, OR.
Wife Genevieve Lucile Andrus
Born: 11-30-1954 - Richmond, CA. Christened: Died: Buried:
1 F Jenny Aure Sharp
Born: 8-21-1976 - Oceanside, CA. Christened: Died: Buried:
2 F Andrea Joanne Sharp
Born: 7-8-1978 - Kenniwick, WA. Christened: Died: Buried:
3 M Jason Sean Sharp
Born: 12-28-1980 - Richland, WA. Christened: Died: Buried:
General Notes: Husband - Tim Christopher Sharp
Tim is a fireman and has children.