Oscar Anderson

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson

Oscar Anderson was born on a farm near Cyrus, Minnesota in 1892. Before coming to Roseglen, North Dakota, he homesteaded at Joplin, Montana, on land that he still owned in 1967, when the Roseglen Golden Jubilee book was published.

Oscar came to Roseglen in 1920, and was employed as a mechanic in a garage owned by John Aamoth.

On a beautiful day in 1923, Oscar drove over to Hans Lunden's to visit. There he met their newly hired girl, who had just come over from Norway, and this same year she became his bride. This girl was Sigrid Paulsen, who was born in Telemarken, Norway in 1903.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson continued to live in Roseglen, where Oscar operated a garage until 1948, when they decided to start farming. The Andersons moved onto a farm southwest of Roseglen, known as the John and Peter Helle farm, until 1960, when they moved to Cyrus, Minnesota, and purchased a home there.

After his retirement, Oscar spent most of his time fishing and, in the fall, he would go deer hunting. Sigrid kept herself busy with housework and taking care of granchildren, which numbered twenty-eight in 1967, when the Roseglen Golden Jubilee book was published.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Anderson had seven children, all of whom were born and raised in the Roseglen community. They were Bernice, LaVonne, Mavis, Merle, Dennis, Phyllis, and Verdel.

Bernice was married to Clarence Thompson. LaVonne married Dennis Kerzman, and Mavis was wed to Roland Berg. Merle married Joyce Weigel, and Dennis was married to Betty Skogstad. Phyllis married William Townsend, and Verdel was married to Julie Jones.