26 year roadblock for my Grandfathers parents,

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Known facts Family Oral History placing John in the ColoradoHome for Dependent and Neglected Children and appears in the 1910 Census there..  Johns Mother remarried after his Fathers death.  My fathers siblings refer to her as Grandma whitsteen, stein etc. John's Father died in a Mining / Industrial accident in southern, Colorado.  To date no known birth or adoption record.  Oral history states John escaped the Orphanage around the age of 16 and made hhis way to eastern, Colorado.  Where he shows up in the 1920 Census as a Laborer/Farmhand with the Wislon Family.  According to Census records, John Spoke Swedish, was born in Colorado.  His parents are listed as speaking Swedish and born  in Sweden.
WikiTree profile: John Anderson
in Genealogy Help by John Anderson G2G3 (3.9k points)
edited by John Anderson
Sorry read it wrong!

Just for comparison: there were 368 men by name Joh* Edvard Andersson in Sweden at the time of the 1910 census. Birth years from 1823 to 1900.

Nothing yet says that John's father had the same given names as his son.

No his father was born in Sweden about 1862.
The record I gave the link to is for a man born in Sweden who arrived in America about 1887, was naturalised in 1888, having been 21 years of age or over.

This is in response to all the help I got.  Last month a new paper clerk I was working with in phillips county located another obituary concerning my grandfather.  What an awesome find she had found for me in the Phillips County Meseum, Colorado.  I not only found His father and mother but his sister and 3 more brothers and a potential Uncle who lived in Kansas.  I located a letter from Earl Dorr the husband of his sister in Kansas while he was deployed in France for WWI.  While more questions were raised I still do not know the maiden name of his mother.  The obituary can be found here Anderson-4271

Great News John, sometimes you just need a bit of luck, hope you got the paper clerk chocolates :)

4 Answers

+3 votes
So maybe his last name might be spelt



by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (965k points)

From Findmypast, marriage record

First name(s) John Edward

Last name Anderson

Sex Male

Age 23

Birth year 1901

Father's first name(s) -

Father's last name -

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Event Marriage

Year 1924

Event date 22 Sep 1924

Location Holyoke

Place Holyoke, Phillips, Colorado, United States

County Phillips

State Colorado

Country United States

Spouse's first name(s) Cora Ella

Spouse's last name Josh

Spouse's sex Female

Spouse's age 20

Spouse's birth year 1904

Spouse's father's first name(s) -

Spouse's father's last name -

Spouse's mother's first name(s) -

Spouse's mother's last name -

FamilySearch film number 001690048

Record set United States Marriages

Category Life Events (BDMs)

Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce

Collections from Americas, United States

Minister was Theodore Tyre, witness Nellie Wilson, is it possible they are Kin?
Nellie Wilson  is the Family my Grandfather worked for after he escaped.  This is the Marriage record of my Grandfather and Grand Mother.  I am Searching for Johns Father,   my Greatgrandfather.
I thought of thhhislearned about the doubke SS while I was stationed in Europe during the 89;s.  Thank You.
I have thought of this as well knowing what I learned of the SS in many Scandinavian and Germanic tongues.  When I marrrrrriedmy first wife the clerk in Germany spelled my surname as Andersson using the double s letter in thier Alphanet.

my grandfather worked for the Wilsons.  However I had a major breakthrough last week from a different obit than the one I had. Anderson-4271

+2 votes

This indicates he was born in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado, which could prove helpful.

Name: John Edward Anderson
Race: White
Age: 39
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1903
Birth Place: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Residence Place: Haxtun, Phillips, Colorado, USA
Registration Date: 1942
Employer: Farmer
Weight: 140
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 4
Next of Kin: Cora Anderson
Household Members:
Name Relationship
John Edward Anderson Self (Head)

Source Citation

The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 6

Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)
I have never come across this in my research both from actual Microfilm and Online.  Goimg to the Pueblo, library Monday and taking all the new leads from here and hitting the books the old fashioned way.  I have 1 potential canidate from a sedish group I belong to and 3 from here.   One in a mining accident widowed with 1 Child in which case would bash a portion of the Oral History.  The first One is Olof   Anderson and his wife Bettie who lived in Trinidad.  1 Name stands out for thierchildren which is Aurthur.  Shortly after my grandfather died two men came to the farm and offered to take the three youngest boys to help my Grandmaother out.  The mans nae was Aurther the other man unknown.  My Grandmother supposedly told him to get of her farm.
Oh, very interesting about the Trinidad connection. I hope this proved helpful. I have a fold3 subscription and was able to view that actual draft card. It does indeed say he was born in Trinidad. Best of luck!
Two things I know would help  his birth record which I can obtain once I gather the documents needed to prove he is dead and my grandfather and getting my DNA Test.  Both will take a while as I live on a fixed income.
+2 votes

Could this be his father?

From: http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16079coll16/id/1931 , page 8
by Joke van Veenendaal G2G6 Mach 2 (24.9k points)

No my Grandfathers paerents were Swedish  below is the 1910Census Showing my Grandfather in the Colorado Home for Dependent and Neglected Children.

John Anderson

United States Census, 1910
Name: John Anderson
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1910
Event Place: Denver Ward 13, Denver, Colorado, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder
Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder
Birth Year (Estimated): 1902
Birthplace: Colorado
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Sheet Letter: A
Sheet Number: 17

Mystery broken go see the new obit that was located in the Philips County Museum. Anderson-4271

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I live about 20 minutes from Trinidad if you need any help looking up anything there.
by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)

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