Submitted by Luoma Kelle

Nathaniel H. Anderson
b: Feb 11, 1820, Millbrook , New Jersey
d:  Mar 2, 1874, Bureau Jct., Bureau, IL.

The Geneseo Republic
March 6, 1874
Mr.  Nathaniel H. Anderson, a prominent and wealthy farmer of Phenix township, and Master of its grange, was instantly killed by being run over by an engine and tender at Bureau Junction on Monday evening last.  Mr. Anderson was on his way with several car loads of hogs and cattle in company with Masters John H. & Charles B. Smith, Mr. Painter, a part owner of the stock, and Mr. S. A. Hunn, all of whom were present at the time of the terrible accident that resulted in his death, for the particulars of which we are indebted to Mr. Hunn above named.  It appears that Mr. Anderson and Mr. Palmer left the stock yards in this place at the regular hour on Monday evening on the wrong train, but were overtaken by the one containing their stock an Shefllehl, where they changed over.  They found that their cattle together with those of Mr. Charles Smith’s were getting along badly.  Two cars had to be unloaded at Shefllehl  to save the stock.  When the trains arrived at Bureau Junction it was found that the two cars belonging to Anderson and Painter must be unloaded and left, the cattle were behaving so badly.  The stock yards at the Junction are several rods down on the Peoria Branch to which the conductor proceeded to take the train containing the stock to be unloaded.  Mr. Anderson was a god deal excited over his bad luck, and perhaps was less mindful of his personal safety than he otherwise would have been.  He started from the platform where the others were standing to follow the train down to the yards, and Mr. Painter immediately after left to go with him.  Going along on one of the numerous tracks it is supposed that Mr. Anderson did not notice the engine and tender that was backing up on the tracks behind him, and before he or any one else discovered his danger he was struck by the tender, thrown down and killed.  When Mr. Painter came up the engine and tender  had passed over Mr. Anderson, and the unfortunate man was dead.  It was found that one arm was nearly cut off, his head terribly smashed, and other parts of his person bruised and mangled.  The body was taken into the baggage room where it remained until the next day, when an inquest was holden.  P. Worrall, on behalf of the Masons, and several neighbors went to the Junction on Tuesday and brought the remains of the unfortunate man to this place, from whence they were taken to his late home and buried under Masonic honors on Thursday.
Mr. Anderson was an honorable man, a good citizen, kind husband and father and his untimely and terrible death will be deeply mourned and regretted by his friends, of which he had a large circle, as well a by his family and neighbors.

Married:  Oct. 16, 1841, Morris , New Jersey

To:  Jerusha A. Lyon
b:  Jul 10, 1824, Mt. Freedom , Morris County ,  New Jersey
d:  Jan 18, 1868, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.

William C. Anderson (son of Nathaniel & Jerusha Anderson)
b: Feb 14, 1847, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.
D: Jul 12, 1914,

Married: Sep 3. 1879, Rock Island County , IL .

To: Celia J. Meader (dau of Solemn L. Meader & Martha Young Meader)
b: May 17, 1858, IL.
d: Jun 4, 1891, Phenix Twp., Henry Co. IL.

Eugene S. Anderson (son of William C. & Celia Anderson)
b: 1880
d: Jul 19, 1880

Ellis W. Anderson (Son of William C. & Celia J. Anderson)
b: May 21, 1891
d: Jan 6, 1892

Eliakim Anderson (son of Nathaniel & Jerusha Anderson)
b: Nov 22, 1849, Rock Island Co., IL.
d: May 22, 1891, Keswick, Keokuk Co., Iowa

Araminta Anderson (dau of Nathaniel & Jerusha Anderson)
b: Aug 9, 1850, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.
d: Sep 9, 1850, Phenix twp., Henry Co., IL.

James B. Anderson (son of Nathaniel & Jerusha Anderson)
b: May 31, 1857, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.
d: Jan 5, 1867, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.

Minerva Anderson ( dau of Nathaniel & Jerusha Anderson)
b: Dec 15, 1862, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.
d:  Oct 1, 1863, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.

Keziah Depue (2nd wife of Nathaniel Anderson)
b: Oct 3, 1830, Ohio
d: Feb 11, 1905,

Arthur H. Anderson ( son of Nathaniel & Keziah Anderson)
b:  Nov 11, 1868, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL.
D: Jan 2, 1869, Phenix Twp., Henry Co., IL

 

Submitted by Sylvia Whaley

Added by Luoma Kelle

Nathaniel and Jerusha's oldest son, Isaac Lyon Anderson.
He was likely born in Rock Island county, on 30 Jul1845. He appears on the 1850 (age 5) and 1860 (age 15) censuses with his parents and siblings. In 1870 with his brother William, and William's family, and on the 1880 census he was married to Amanda J. Young , with two children of his own, one of whom is my great-great grandmother. The marriage took place on 26 Feb 1873 in Rock Island county.
Isaac Lyon Anderson
b. 30 Jul 1845 in Illinois, prob. Rock IslandCo.
d. between 1921-1930, Illinois orMissouri
married on 26 Feb 1873 in Rock Island Co. to:
Amanda J. Young (abt 1846 - aft 1930)
b. abt 1946 in Illinois
d. after 1930 in Missouri (Amanda was living with her son in Missouri in 1930, my mother thinks that she died just before she was born, in 1946)
James D. Anderson (son of Isaac and Amanda)
b. abt 1975 in Phenix Twp., Henry Co., Illinois
d. 04 Jul 1950 in Indian Grove, Chariton Co., Missouri
Lydia J. Anderson (daughter of Isaac and Amanda)
b. 26 Oct1877 in Phenix Twp., Henry Co., Illinois
d. 22 Nov 1971 in Huntinton Park, Los Angeles Co., California

 

 

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