The Valley of Heart's Delight


 Bio-Pen Pictures


NEIL ANDERSON, who is extensively engaged in stock-raising and in butchering, at New Almaden, is a native of Schleswig-Holstein, born November 12, 1850, his parents being Andrew and Katherina (Christianson) Anderson.  He was reared at this native place, attending school from the age of six to fifteen years, and then engaged in clerking.  In 1859 he emigrated to America, landing at Quebec June 1.  From there he went to Chicago, and a few days later to Marquette County, Michigan, where he was employed by the Iron Cliff Mining Company.  For eighteen months he followed mining, and for one year ran one of the engines.  From 1871 to 1873 he conducted a saw-mill, but then came to California, and has been a the New Almaden mines ever since.  At first he was engaged in the furnaces, afterward in the machine shop.  He ran the hoisting works of the Isabella shaft for eighteen months, or until leaving the employ of the company, in 1880. He engaged in farming and stock-raising, and in September took charge of the butchering business of New Almaden, and has a shop at the hacienda, and one on the hill.

Mr. Anderson was married, at New Almaden, October 5, 1879, to Miss Prudence Pan, a native of California.  They have two children:  Ada Louis and Charles Andrew.

Mr. Anderson is a member of Lodge 34, I. O. O. F., and of Mount Hamilton Lodge, A. O. U. W., also of the Guaranty Fund Lodge, San Francisco.

SOURCE: Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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