18. Jacob Anderson SLOGVIG (92) (93)(94) (95)(96) (97)(98) (99)(100) (101)(102) (103)(104) (105)(106) (photo) was born on 8 Jun 1807 in Slogvik, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway. (107) He was baptized on 21 Jun 1807 in Norway. He was buried in 1864 in Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA. [Buried in Block 49, Lot 19 (book 2, p. 64); Lot purchased by Martha Wheeler.] He died on 6 May 1864 in Napa, Napa Co., CA. [Grave stone (shared with wife and son) has "died May 5, 1864;" bottom of stone has "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." see Photo.]
He was also known as Jakob Andersonner Slogvik. (108) (Jakob being the proper Norwegian spelling of the Americanized Jacob). His last name has also been found spelled as Slaavig. (109) He was also known as Jacob Anderson. (41) IMMIGRANT SLOOPER*. Jacob dropped his farm name, Slogvig, sometime after arriving in America, using then his paternal name Anderson. He and his brother, Knut, were sons of a 'bonde' family (farmers owning land). The family farm was called Slogvik and was located in the Tysvær Parish about 27 miles north of Stavanger, Norway, across the Boknafjorden and on the west side of Hervikfjorden that leads up to Skjoldafjorden. (See Note below for information on this farm, its name and area from the Tysvær bygdebok, vol. 2.)**
Rosdail's Slooper book gives little information on Jacob's early years in
Norway. However, Alfred Hauge in Vol. 1 of his historical novel based on the
life of Cleng Peerson (often called the "father" of Norwegian/American
migration) does describe Jacob's life leading up to his leaving Norway. Keeping
in mind that this is only historical fiction, the following excerpts, while possibly
not being historically correct, at least give the flavor of the times and conditions
leading up early Norwegian emigration: "... the farm of Slogvig ... 'was
the worst hornet's nest of Quakers found anywhere,' and that was said in spite
of the fact that no one on the farm had formally become a member of the Society
of Friends. ... When Jacob - who was in his seventeenth year - was to register
for confirmation, he had refused to do so unless the pastor on the basis of Holy
Writ could prove that confirmation was truly an ordinance instituted by God.
... The pastor ... demanded that the boy be committed to the penitentiary so
that he could be instructed there and later be confirmed, or he would have to
move from the parish and stay away forever. ... As soon as the boat touched the
jetty in Stavanger, he was taken to the town hall and put in a locked room.
The pastor turned up and examined him first in regard to the basic truths, as
to Who was his Creator, his Redeemer, and his Comforter in Heaven; to that he
replied fully, reciting the Articles of Faith, and without hesitation quoted
the interpretations of Luther and Pontoppidan. ... Then the pastor asked him,
'Do you believe all this, then?' But Jacob said, 'I am being called to account
for what I know, not for what I believe 'Also for what you believe, you obstinate
fellow!' exclaimed the pastor angrily. 'For it is a pledge of faith that you
are going to make before the altar and the countenance of the Lord.' 'Yes,'
Jacob answered, 'the pastor is right. For NO OTHER reason will I be placed
behind bars, that I can be administered the only saving faith and later confess
it -- under the same kind of constraint.' (He then, according to Hauge was sentenced
to 4 months.) (Hauge, Vol. 1, pp. 310-312)
Jacob was possibly not a formal member of the Quaker Church before he left Norway due to his age and/or religious restrictions in his area at this time. However, most authorities now agree that he early on held Quaker beliefs as did many of his family members. [On 31 Dec 2001 Einar Slogvik searched the microfilms of the Skjold church records from 1811 to 1825 in the Stavanger library for Jakob Anderson Slogvik's confirmation. He was unable to find any records of Jakob's confirmation, this supporting the story by Hauge mentioned above and other indications that he was an early religious dissident.] Jacob's great uncle Torbjørn Knutson Svinali Nedra was one of those held prisoner in England during the Napoleonic wars and there converted to Quaker beliefs. Torbjørn returned to Norway and was active in spreading Quaker teachings in the Rogaland county area. (See notes for Torbjørn Svinali.) Jacob had at least 2 brothers and 1 sister who were known to be Quakers. The nearby farms of Svinali Nedra and Stakland have historical connections with the Quakers. Jacob was a 3rd cousin once removed to the famous Cleng Peerson who was known as the "Father of Norwegian Emigration."
At age 18 Jacob was a crew member ("Apprentice") of the sloop Restoration which sailed for America in 1825 (The Slooper book gives his age as 15 at sailing to America, but this is an error). He was accompanied on this voyage by his older brother, Knud, according to some sources (other sources claim that Knud came later). "The only incident to mar the disembarking (at New York) was the loss of Jacob Slogvig's tools. He was a file maker (and carpenter) by trade and had brought his files and tools along on the Sloop. When they were being unloaded they slipped and fell into New York Harbor." Initially he probably worked for others, but was able to eventually own his own farm at Murray, NY. In the summer of 1834 he sold the farm and moved his family to Fox River, IL (about 70 miles SW of Chicago) where land was purchased*** and log cabins built in the new Norwegian settlement ("the mother of all subsequent Norwegian settlements in America," p. 62 & 100).
Identified as a Quaker before
leaving Norway, he apparently became a "Mormon" (Latter Day Saints)
while at Fox River. Responding to Mormon influence, Jacob was "the first
Slooper to leave Fox River for the west and not return. He and his family started
out in 1848 and went to a point in western Iowa near Kanesville (Council Bluffs)...
Here he made a claim, entered 600 acres of land, and never continued the Mormon
trek" (Rosdail, p. 126). ".. they were one of the five first settlers
in Grove Township, Pottawattamie County" (Rosdail, p. 423). "In 1854
Jacob and Serena Anderson decided to follow the great trek to California. It
would appear that they did not sell their Iowa land; and they had about six living
children at this time.... The trip was made in a covered wagon with oxen. In
California they settled at a locality called Soscol in Napa County, just to the
north of San Francisco Bay. Here they acquired '555 71/100' acres of 'swamp
and overflowed' land, and 50 acres, the Ranch of Soscol -- in 1857; also, from
D. C. Oakes, 80 acres of 'swamp land' in 1861. These 'Tule Lands', in spite
of their unsavory description on the land records, were fruitful, and Jacob prospered
at raising grain and live-stock.... In 1864, Jacob Anderson Sr. died, -- farther
from his native Norway than any other who came over on the Sloop" (Rosdail,
In the 1852 Iowa State Census he is listed as having 4 males (including himself) and 5 females in his household; the 3 heads of households listed just before Jacob in this census are Samuel Ferrin, Jacob Elswick and Salmon Wheeler and listed just after Jacob are A. F. Wheeler, Levi Grabell and George Grabell. In the 1860 US Census Jacob is listed as the head of the household in Napa Twp., Napa Co., CA. He appears to be listed as age 60 and his occupation is listed as "Farmer." In the household at that time were his wife Serena age 47, Andrew age 18, Jacob age 15, and Julia age 5. Listed next on the census sheet (which would tend to indicated the neighboring home) is David C. Oaks, his wife Isabella (Jacob & Serena's daughter) and their one year old son David. Listed just above Jacob's family in this census was the family of John A. Roney, who was to become the great grandfather of the brothers, George U. & Elwin A. Roney who married in the 1940's the twin sisters Emma & Emily Uhl, who were the third great granddaughters of Jacob Anderson (through his granddaughter Emma Wheeler).
Information received from the Reorganized LDS Church Archives indicate that Jacob was an early member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; his obituary appeared in the "Saints' Herald" Vol. 14, page 144, under the "Died" heading and states "In Napa Co., California, May 6th, 1864, Jacob Anderson, aged 56 years and 11 months." Additional information from the RLDS Archives indicate that Jacob, along with fellow Sloopers Gudmund Haukaas and Endre (Andrew) Dahl, were early followers while living in Illinois of the controversial LDS leader James Strange, this being shortly after the death of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith. Strange claimed leadership of the church in opposition to Brig ham Young. In the "Chronicles of Ore, 1844-1849" Jacob, along with Haukaas and Dahl, were listed as "High Priests" in attendance at a church meeting with Strange in Apr 1846. According to an RLDS Assistant Archivist, "Many former Mormons who did not follow Brigham Young affiliated with Strange's group.... Many members became dissatisfied with his leadership, and probably the polygamy practice, and left." Many later joined the Reorganized LDS Church, as did Jacob and his family. Some of his present day descendants still belong to the Reorganized LDS Church.
Guinn's 1906 Calif. history book states the following: "Near Napa City he took up a tract of farm land and his last years were devoted to raising grain and stock in Napa County, where he died May 5, 1864. To an unusual degree he possessed the tastes of the pioneer. In the opening up of new lands and the reclaiming of the virgin soil he found his chief enjoyment. The round of pioneer existence, wearying to many, brought him the satisfaction following a duty well done. The spirit of fearlessness and independence which led him to leave his native land in search of greater opportunities brought him, after numerous changes, to California, the home of his later years, where he enjoyed the comforts scoured (sic) by habits of persevering industry."
*For more information on the Sloopers see notes for Tormod Jensen MADLAND.
** NOTE: The name was "Slogvik" in older times (up to 1661). More recently it is written "Slogvik." This name comes from the Norwegian word "slog/slok," meaning millrace, and "vi/vik," meaning cove. This does not mean that there was a millrace there originally, but the landscape appeared to be shaped like a millrace. Also, down by the old farmyard, in today's farm number 7, there is a valley or an indentation and below this lies an inlet or cove. According to this area's bygdebok, archeological finds indicate that the area of the Slogvik farms had been occupied as long as 4,000 years ago. (p. 21) Six people lived on the farm in 1664, 8 in 1701, 4 in 1711, 7 in 1768, 17 in 1801, and 26 in 1865. By the end of the 19th century there were only 15 in Slogvik. The people had moved out to other cities and communities and the immigration to America had taken its toll on the area's population. (p. 23) The caption to a picture on page 29 of the 1990 local history book identifies it as "The old mill at Slogvik." and states that "It has now been restored." It is now an historical site maintained by Tysvær commune.
*** According to Ramous B. Anderson, Jacob came from New York to the Illinois Fox River area in 1834 with Cleng Peerson but was not able to actually buy land until 1835 as the land wasn't surveyed and put on the market until then. On 15 June 1835 Jacob purchased 80 acres in Rutland township, La Salle County, in the same area where his brother-in-law, Gudmund Haugaas, also purchased land at that same time. Rutland Twp. was one of 3 adjacent townships settled by the Sloopers and this was called the Fox River Settlement located in the general area of present day Norway, IL.
He was married to Serine (Serena) Tormodsdatter MADLAND on 1 Mar 1831 in Kendall (Murray), Orleans Co., NY.(110) (111) [Norwegian historian Rasmus B. Anderson has marriage location of Kendall, NY.]
19. Serine (Serena) Tormodsdatter MADLAND(112) (111) (113)(35) (114)(115) (116)(117) (118)(102) (119)(120) (121)(122) (photo) was probably born about 25 Dec 1813, Bjerkreim parish, Stavanger Amt. (Rogaland), Norway.(120) (41) [Her place of birth was originally thought to be Høle parish, but Gunnleif Seldal searched for her birth records in Høle and has not able to find any evidence of her birth there. Gunnleif continued searching and was eventually able to locate her baptismal record under the Bjerkreim church, where she was baptized on 1 Jan 1814.] She was baptized in the RLDS Church in Apr 1864 in Suscol, Napa Co., CA.(123) [RLDS Church records; baptized by E.C. Brand.] She was buried in 1898 in Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA. [Buried beside husband & son Jacob Jr. in Block 49, Lot 19. see grave stone Photo.] She died on 7 Jan 1898 in Fruto, Glenn Co., CA.(124) (125) [A footnote in the Slooper book states that "Her death record at Napa shows her as 'Senenger', death from 'old age'" and would lead one to believe she died in Napa. However the reference here is to the Tulocay Cemetery records. Elsewhere in the Slooper book it indicates that she died in Fruto. Guinn's Calif. history book has a death date of 7 Jan 1898 at Fruto, CA.]
SLOOPER - - She was 11 years old in 1825 when sailed to
America on the Restoration with parents and 2 sisters. Serine accompanied her
parents to Murray, northwestern NY, near the shores of Lake Ontario. In the
1830 census, after her parents had died, she is found living with her sister
Julia, Julia's husband Gudmund Haukaas and their first child Elizabeth. In the
Kendall settlement, about 6 years after arriving in America, she married SLOOPER
Jacob in 1831 having her 1st child at about the same time as their family move
to Fox River, IL (1834). She had 6 more children while at Fox River. She moved
with Jacob and her children to Pottawattamie Co., IA, in 1848. She was listed
as age 36 in the 1850 Pottawattamie Co., IA, US census, and at that time the
following children were listed in their household: Sarah age 16, Martha age 14,
Ingah age 11, Andrew age 9, Jacob age 5, and Rachel age 1. In 1854 the family
moved to California by wagon train; at that time she had 6 living children according
to the Slooper book: Sarah, 20; Martha, 18; Inga or Isabelle (?), 15; Andrew
J., 12; Jacob, 10; and Rachel, 5 (p. 425). After Jacob's death "Serena
Anderson and Andrew J. ran a road house called Soscol House. It was the only
building ever erected at their crossroads, a place where teamsters stopped for
their meals. Serena's life, after Jacob's death, was indeed very closely bound
to that of her son (Andrew). This meant her return to the Pottawattamie County,
Iowa farm after 1867." (Slooper, p. 426) (History of Pottawattamie Co.
states she returned "about 1865."). "... Andrew built a nice
frame house diagonally across the Mormon Trail to the southwest. It had a number
of gables and was considered to be a wonderful house because it also had porches.
In fact the roof of the front porch served as a private porch for Grandma Serena
Anderson whose room was just in back of the door underneath the middle gable.
An inside door from her room opened on a stairway going directly to the kitchen.
There was a nice spring more west than north of the house about one quarter
of a mile away and water was carried from there. It was necessary to watch out
for poison ivy. the surrounding woods were a great enticement for the children
to play hookey from school. The Osler children sometimes found the heads of
tomahawks along the old Indian Trail (The Mormon Trail). Jesse and Frank James
once visited the Osler home. The neighborhood children were always well treated
by Andrew and Melissa, who had no children of their own. Two Opsal girls from
California stayed in the Anderson home for a time." (p. 428; the following
is a footnote to this reference to this house: "This house bore a charmed
life. In 1941 a cyclone missed it by only twenty feet. That distance away there
was a large tree, 3 1/2 feet thick and 40 feet high which was torn up by the
roots leaving a hole big enough to bury a horse.") "About 1880 she
moved with Andrew to Carson, Iowa; thence back to California after 1888, first
to Jackson, Amador County, then with Andrew at San Diego, and finally near Fruto,
Glenn County after 1894. In 1895, the historian, (Rasmus B.) Anderson, was much
impressed with her mental and physical vigor at 81. She died early in 1898 at
Fruto, just six days past her 84th birthday. She was laid to rest ... beside
her husband whom she had buried there thirty-four years before. The grandchildren
always remembered Serena, who was short in stature, for the peppermint candy
she kept in the long pocket attached to the seam in her. dress." (Slooper
book, p. 426)
She is listed as age 66 in the 1880 US Census living with her son and his wife in Grove Township, Pottawattamie Co., IA (listed just below her in this census is a 12 year old female by the name of Alice Weeks or Meeks who's relationship to the family is listed as "adopted," however no other family information or documentation indicates a girl being adopted either by Serine or his son and his wife). She is listed as a widow in the 1885 Iowa State Census living with her son Andrew and his wife in Carson Township, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
"She was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 24 May 1842 by Gordon E. Deuel. She received her endowment on 7 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple. She was baptized and confirmed a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in April 1864 at Suscol, Napa, California, by E. C. Brand. She attended the Wheeler's Grove, Iowa Branch." (RLDS Archives, Early RLDS Church Membership by Susan E. Black, p. 124.) In her obituary in "The Saints' Herald," 1898, 45, p. 112, it states her "husband and nine children passing to the beyond before her. One son, five grandsons, and one granddaughter mourn. ... Her hope in the future was bright and she passed away peacefully. She was laid to rest in Napa cemetery, beside her husband and one son, to await the resurrection of the just."
Her death notice appeared in "The Promoter" (a Glenn Co. semi-weekly paper), Willows, CA, Sat., 8 Jan 1898, p. 2, col. 3, and states:
ANDERSON - At Fruto, Friday Jan. 7th, 1898, Mrs. Serena Anderson, aged 84 years."
Her burial notice appeared in "The Promoter," Willows, CA, Wed., 12 Jan 1898, p. 3, col. 3, and states:
"Buried in Napa
The body of Mrs Irene (sic.) Anderson who died at the residence of her son, A. J. Anderson at Fruto on Friday evening last, was shipped to Napa Monday for buriel (sic.). The remains were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Anderson. The deceased was a native of Stavenger (sic.), Norway, and was 84 years old at the time of the death."
*For more information on the Sloopers see notes for Tormod Jensen MADLAND.
i. Sarah ANDERSON(126) (35)(127) was born in 1834 in Kendall (Murray), Orleans Co., NY.(128) [On p. 57 of Slooper book a list of births is given for the Murray NY settlement. This list indicates that Sarah Anderson was born there "1834?" The historical novel, Cleng Peerson, indicates that she was born in the summer of 1834.] She died in 1850. On page 425 of the Slooper book it states that in 1854, at the time of their trek to CA, "they had about six living children" and this included "Sarah, 20." On page 426 of the Slooper book it states that Sarah "died sometime after the age of 16." On page 468 her birth and death years are given as 1834-1850. She was listed with her family in the 1850 Pottawattamie Co. US Census as age 16.
9 ii. Martha Jane ANDERSON.
iii. ? ANDERSON(129). A footnote on p. 126 of the Slooper book states that Jacob and Serine had 2 children that "died young and their birth and death dates are not known." Pages 432 and 472 of this book indicate a child with unknown name and dates as the 3rd born.
iv. ?Inga ANDERSON(130) was born in 1839. She died in 1850. Inga and Isabelle most likely were the same person. An "Ingah" was listed as age 11 in her family during the 1850 US census in Pottawattamie Co., IA, but no "Isabelle" was listed even though Isabelle would have also been age 11 at that time. This census data is the only indication of a daughter named Inga and it must have been this census information that led Rosdail in the Slooper book to indicate that the Anderson family might have had a daughter named Inga that was b. 1839 and d. after 1850.
v. Isabelle ANDERSON(131) (132) was born on 18 Jul 1839 in Fox River, LaSalle Co., IL. (133) She died on 19 Nov 1881 in Newville, CA. (134) [Death date taken from grave stone in Newville Cemetery. (OKW 5/99) Newspaper article about the family states that she died in 1881. (Corning Observer, Corning, CA, 2 Jul 1982, p. 9) Tehama Co. Pioneers & Hitchcock's "Leaves of the Past" have her death on 19 Oct 1887.] She was buried in Newville, CA. Married David Carson Oakes 9 Apr 1857 in Napa Co., CA; their oldest son, David, was 1 yr. old on the 1860 census. Slooper book states that they lived comfortably in the vicinity of Napa and Soscol. David "liked to buy land and his oldest son would work it. One property was near Paskenta, Tehama County." By 1866 she, her husband and their young family had settled in Newville, CA, where David engaged in farming as well as teaming and freighting. They held property in south west Tehama Co. near the community of Paskenta, CA, where some of their descendants live today.
vi. Andrew Jackson ANDERSON(135) (136)(137) (138) (139)(140) (141)(142) (photo) was born on 12 Apr 1842 in Rutland township, La Salle Co., IL. (143) [While there is a small town of Rutland in southern LaSalle Co., Rutland township is one of the 3 townships where the Sloopers settled along the Fox River and this is where the Anderson farm was located. RLDS Church baptismal records indicate that he was born in Ruthland, but it is assumed that this is just a misspelling as no Ruthland exists in the area.] He was baptised in 1864 in Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA. (144) [RLDS baptism by E. C. Brand.] He died on 15 Dec 1917 in San Jose, Santa Clara, CA.(145) He was buried on 17 Dec 1917 in Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA.(145) [Burial lot 6, block 92.] Probably the Wheeler family's "rich uncle" -- He is listed in the 1860 US Census in his parent's household and as age 18 and occupation "Farmer." In the 1870 census he is listed (between an Elswick and an Osler family) as age 28 and "Farming" in Grove Township, Pottawattamie Co., IA; listed with him are his wife, mother and 15 year old niece Julia; also listed in the household is a 19 year old male by the name of Edward Smith who is listed as a "Farm Laborer." In the 1880 census in Grove Township, Pottawattamie Co, IA, he is listed as 38 year old "Farmer" and with his wife and mother; listed just below his mother is a 12 year old female who is listed as "adopted" and, although the census taker's handwriting is difficult to read, this girl's name appears to be Alice Weeks or Meeks (no other family information indicates that he and his wife ever had or adopted a child). He is listed in the 1885 Iowa State Census, along with his wife and mother, in Carson Township, Pottawattamie Co., IA. Here he is listed as a "Grain Dealer" and his residence appears to be at the following address, "Car Wash & Central."
"He was not much of a mechanic but he was a good business man and 'everything he touched turned to gold.' When his father died, Andrew took over the operation of the home ranch at Soscol. ... married Melissa B. Broadhurst ...born (1844) in Niles Michigan"
Andrew J. moved back to Iowa with his wife and mother in 1867 and "lived on the land Jacob had kept in Pottawattamie County.... acquired interests in the nearby town to Carson, Iowa. Here he was very successful with the ownership of a grain elevator and had a large business shipping grain... In December 1888 ... retired to San Diego..." Returned to ranching and real estate investing in northern CA. In his last years he bought property in the San Jose area, owning a two story building known as the Anderson Building.* He did not have any children so upon his death, the Iowa land and the rest of his estate was divided among his heirs (or went to an attorney who was appointed guardian for the Wheeler children). (Slooper book)
*Letters to his grandniece Mattie Opsal/Uhl indicate that he was living in Fruto, CA, (west of Willows, CA) in 1915 and 1916. A letter from there dated 17 Nov 1916 indicated that he had sold his ranch and was planning to move to San Jose. Further, this letter indicted that had bought a half interest in a "business corner" (San Antonio St. & S. 2nd St.) in downtown San Jose and he and his business partner would construct a commercial building there. The first floor of this building would hold 7 stores and the "upper part" would be apartments. Subsequent letters beginning 26 Nov 1916 were postmarked from San Jose. A letter dated 9 May 1917 indicated that he had just returned to San Jose from Iowa where he had spent about a month dealing with the farm land he still owned there. He indicated that he made an arrangement with Elwood Osler (probably the one who married Lenora I. Wheeler, great granddaughter of Jason Wheeler) , a local banker and owner of adjacent farm land, to "look after" the Anderson farm land which was still being actively farmed. This same letter indicated that he sold his "Kansas land, as it was undesirable land." His letter of 25 Sep 1917 indicated that he was anxious to see the "Anderson Apartments" completed and rented, but a letter dated 30 Oct 1917 (1 1/2 months prior to his death) from a Miss Dora Carter of San Jose indicated that "Uncle has not been well lately" and requested that Mattie come soon to visit him.
"A.J. Anderson, gain merchant and farmer, Carson... began life on his own responsibility in California on a farm; there he remained but a year or two, when he emigrated to Iowa, settling in Grove Township... on a farm where he was engaged exclusively in farming and stock dealing till he entered the grain business in Carson, erecting an elevator, which he owns and operates in connection with his farm. He first bought a partial interest in the old homestead of 680 acres in Grove Township, Pottawattamie County, then his mother's interest' since then he has added land until the farm now contains 1,000 acres. This farm consists of what is known as Wheeler's Grove, in Grove Township, and is very valuable. There being 200 acres of good timber land. ... lives in Carson; ... is a member of the church of Latter Day Saints; he is no partisan in politics." (Pottawattamie 1883 book)
He was baptized in the Reorganized LDS Church at Sonoma, CA, in 1865 and was ordained 22 Jan 1871 in Wheelers Grove, Pottawattamie Co., IA, holding the office of "Priest" there. (RLDS Archives, Wheeler's Grove Branch Record #172.)
Prof. J.M. Guinn, in his 1906 history of Calif., devotes a section to A. J. Anderson pointing out that Andrew "purchased thirteen hundred acres near Fruto. From time to time he has added to his possessions, which now aggregate sixteen hundred acres in the home ranch, adjoining Fruto on the west, and nineteen hundred and forty acres four miles east of Fruto. The stock business is his specialty and he aims to keep about five hundred head of cattle on his ranches, among them a number of high-grade Red Polls." Politically, he admired Teddy Roosevelt but was "a staunch adherent of Democratic principles." Guinn further mentions that when in Iowa he was active in Masonic work, a "member of Blue Lodge."
vii. Jacob ANDERSON(35) (146)(147) (148) was born on 21 Jul 1844 in (prob) Fox River, La Salle Co., IL. He died on 22 Jul 1866 in Napa, Napa Co., CA. (149) ["died when only 22, just two years after the death of Jacob Anderson Sr."] He was buried in Jul 1966 in Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, CA. [Buried in Block 49, Lot 19, next to his parents.] He is listed in the 1860 census (dated 13 Jul 1860) in his parents household as being age 15 and occupation "Farmer."
Information received from the RLDS Church Archives indicate that Jacob Jr. was probably a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; his obituary appeared in the "Saints' Herald" Vol. 14, page 144, under the "Died" heading and below his father's obituary. It states "In California, July 22d, 1866, Jacob Anderson, son of Jacob and Selena Anderson, aged 21 years and 1 month and 7 days." This age at death would be an error if his birth date given in the Slooper book is correct. According to that birth date, he would have been 22 years and 1 day old at the time of his death.
viii. ?Rachel ANDERSON(35) (150) was born in 1849 in IA. Other than her listing with the family in the 1850 census and in the Slooper book, no additional information can be found about Rachel.
ix. ? ANDERSON(151). A footnote on p. 126 of the Slooper book states that Jacob and Serine had 2 children that "died young and their birth and death dates are not known." Pages 432 and 473 of this book indicate a child with unknown name and dates as the 9th born.
x. Julia "Julie" S. ANDERSON(152) (153)(154) (155) was born on 8 May 1855 in (prob.) Napa Co., CA.(156) [Listed as 5 years old in 1860 census; actual birth date listed on baptismal records of RLDS Church.] She was baptised on 18 Apr 1865. [RLDS Church.] She died between 1870 and 1872.(157) (158) [The Slooper book gives her death as "1868/72" however she is listed with her mother in the 1870 census; RLDS Record book indicates that she died 1 Oct and the year given appears to be '77 but the writing and/or the reproduction is not clear.] She is listed in the 1860 US census in her parents household in Napa Co., CA, as being age 5. In the 1870 census she is age 15 and living with her mother, her uncle Andrew and his wife in Grove Township, Pottawattamie Co., IA.
"She also died young -- aged 17 or 18, and tragically enough, just as she was about to be married. The cause was inflammation of the bowels, which Andrew in later years interpreted as appendicitis." (Slooper book) She was baptized into the Reorganized LDS Church on 18 Apr 1865.
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