"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Anderson, John I. proprietor of the photographic studio in Merrill, Lincoln County, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 14, 1881, son of Abraham and Louise ANDERSON. The family came to the United States when John I. was but three months old, setting in Chicago, where the father followed his trade as carpenter for one year, after which they came to Merrill. Both parents died in Merrill, the mother in 1917 and the father in 1922. There were three children in their family, Edward, John I. and Anna. Edward, born in Stockholm, Sweden, is now living in Minneapolis. Anna, born in Merrill, is now Mrs. John HAUGEN of Bison, S. D. John I. ANDERSON attended the grade and high schools of Merrill, leaving the high school after two years' study to enter the studio of K. E. NORDLUND at Merrill, where he learned the science and art of photography. In 1906 he established his present studio at 609 East Second Street, where he has built up a good business and an equally good reputation. He owns the building in which he has his studio and also the adjoining building at 600 East Second Street, living on the second floor of the latter place and renting the ground floor for business purposes. Mr. ANDERSON was married on June 19, 1922 to Miss Myrtle SCHNACKENBERG of Madison, Wis., who, for some time previous to marriage was a teacher in the schools of Merrill. Mr. and Mrs. ANDERSON are members of the Swedish Evangelical Luther Church. Fraternally Mr. ANDERSON is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 775, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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