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Louis ANDERSON + Annie Oliva HANSEN - Burnie, Tasmania

Journal by ngairedith

This is an ongoing journal (added to as found) to build up a family tree of the following families for eleanor863
Annie Oliva (Olivia?) Hansen (my great Grandmother) born at Copenhagen Denmark in 1869 - Left Denmark at age 12 years married Louis Anderson from Tasmania (in New Zealand) - Had 15 children one being my Grandmother, Christina Olivia (married Louis Saward in Burnie, Tasmania) - She came to Tasmania in 1907 with Louis & family when she was 38 & he was 64

(some newspaper reports may have been altered slightly for easier reading & anything in italics are my additions to the reports)
If you recognise any of these names please feel free to help & add comments below
Marj would especially like to know about her great grandmother, Annie Oliva Hansen, any siblings etc and their life/ancestors in Denmark

(Tasmania) Monday 4 May 1908
... Death - ANDERSON, On April 28 1908, Louisa Olympia Fredrica, fifth daughter of Louis and Annie Anderson, of Stowport, aged 3 years and 9 months (born July 1904)

(Burnie, Tasmania) Monday 1 November 1920
An event of quite considerable importance in the social life of the Stowport and Natone districts occurred on Wednesday last, when the first wedding was celebrated in the building recently erected by the Church of England at Natone. The contracting parties were Mr. Albert Edward Anderson, of Natone, son of Mr and Mrs Louis Anderson, of Cooee and Miss Jessie Aitken, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Adam Aitken, of Natone. The church building as yet lacks internal completion and furnishing, but with the help of willing workers, the interior was made quite a bower of greenery, relieved by many floral decorations, and temporary seating accommodation was provided for the large congregation of relatives and friends which assembled for the ceremony. The sanctuary was furnished with the usual ornaments, and the chancel area was very effectively decorated with flowers and streamers and a wedding bell, in the colors of the bridegroom's battalion - the 40th (Albert served in WWI at the Western Front as Private 2777 with the 40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement).
The marriage hymn was sung as the bridal party entered the church, and 'The Wedding March" was rendered as they left, Mrs. W. G. Thomas acting as organist. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a wedding gown of white crepe foam, made on simple but graceful lines, and trimmed with silk embroidery and tassels. Her beautifully embroidered tulle veil was the work and gift of her aunt Miss A. Aitken, and was crowned with the customary wreath of orange blossoms. She also wore a handsome gold bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom and carried a pretty shower bouquet. She was attended by Misses Leah Aitken and Esca Anderson as bridesmaids, the former wearing a pretty dress of pale blue crepe, with cap of the same material veiled in shadow lace; and the latter, a white voile dress with red silk tie and sash. The same combination of colours were worn out of compliment to the bridegroom's battalion by the little maids of honor, Misses Jean and Ellery Aitken, and Nellie Anderson. The latter acted as cushion bearer, the cushion being of white satin, handsomely embroidered by Miss Effie Aitken, whose gift it was to the bride. The bridesmaids wore gold brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom.
After the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. W. G. Thomas, assisted by Mr. W. H. Jennings, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, and about 60 guests sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast, which was spread in a large marquee erected for the occasion. The 40th Battalion colors were again in evidence in the table decorations, numbers of little red and white horseshoes being distributed among the flowers and ribbons of the decorative scheme which had as its centre a large three tiered wedding cake made on exceptionally graceful lines by Mrs J. Aitken, of Nook, whose gift it was.
At the close of the breakfast the company spent a social hour at Mr Aitken's residence, where, the handsome and useful wedding gifts were displayed and much admired.
In the evening a large company were entertained at a social gathering in the Natone Church Hall, and a very pleasant time was spent.
Mr and Mrs Aitken left by the Rotomahana for Melbourne on Wednesday evening. The honeymoon will be spent in Adelaide, and on their return they will take up their residence at 'Wattle Valley,' Natone.

(Burnie, Tasmania) Saturday 3 May 1924
... WEDDING BELLS - Anderson-Hill, On Wednesday, at St. Raphael's Church, Upper Stowport, the marriage was solemnised between May Rachel, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Hill, of Upper Stowport, and William, fifth son of Mr and Mrs Louis Anderson, of Burnie. The Rev. W. G. Thomas officiated. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion by the girl friends of the bride.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in a tailor-made costume of navy twill, with smart black hat, and she carried a bouquet of cosmos and lilies and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her sister, Miss Nellie Hill, as bridesmaid; while the bridegroom was supported by his brother, Mr Henry Anderson.
In the evening the parents of the bride gavo a social and dance in St. Michael's Church Hall, which was attended by about 200 guests. Thc wedding presents, which were on view, were numerous. The home of the young couple will bc in Upper Stowport.

(Burnie, Tasmania) Thursday 16 July 1934 - DEATH & OBITUARY
... LOUIS ANDERSON - On July 15, The death occurred on Sunday morning at his residence, King street, Burnie, of Mr Louis Anderson. The late Mr Anderson, who was 91 years of age, was born at Cullenswood, Tasmania. At the age of 15 he went to New Zealand, and lived at Invercargill (South Island) for many years. While there he married Miss Annie Hanson, and later they returned and took up farming at Sulphur Creek, staying there for 7 years.
Later he moved to Stowport, where he remained for 20 years, being engaged in farming. Recently he moved to the town. The surviving members of the family of the late Mr. Anderson consist of six sons and seven daughters
- (more info below at Annie's Obituary)
The sons are Messrs:
Albert Anderson (Box Hill, Victoria)
Harvey Anderson (Stowport)
William Anderson (Stowport)
Rolund Anderson (Stowport)
Henry Anderson (Stowport)
Clifford Anderson (Stowport)
Herbert Anderson (Yea, Victoria)
the daughters are Mesdames
L. Saward (Burnie)
T. B. Gaby (Stowport)
K. Templar (Wivenhoe)
K. Shaw (Melbourne)
F. A. Johnson (Cygnet)
K. Wylie (Cygnet)
Miss Nellie Anderson (Burnie)
Another son, John, was killed at the war, and a daughter, Louisa, is also dead
Brothers are Messrs:
A. P. Anderson (Albert Paris, Devonport)
W. C. Anderson (Moonah)
MY NOTE another brother, James Harvey Anderson of Spreydon (1842-1933) died the year previous... 11 February 1933, A WORTHY PIONEER - In the passing of Mr James Harvey Anderson, at the age of 91 years, at the Residence of his son-in-law (Mr V. Ibbott), Spreyton, there disappears another link with the few remaining sturdy pioneers of tho fifties and sixties.
Born at Westbury on July 8, 1842, James Harvey Anderson was the fourth son of tho late John Anderson (John Wilson Anderson), of "Brookvale," Falmouth. In 1800 he was one of a party who left Tasmania in connection with a gold rush to the Bluff, Invercargill, New Zealand. He returned a few years later and commenced farming on Crown Land on the East Coast. At about this time he married Louisa, daughter of the late H. G. Archdale, of "Boso Garland," St. Marys. Selling out, he removed to Sulphur Creek, near Penguin. Later he settled at Scottsdale. From there, with his wife nnd two daughters, he made his home in Latrobe, where his wife died, after which he resided with his son-in-law and daughter. Another daughter (Mrs. C. Naylor) lives in Melbourne. Mr. Anderson led an active and energetic life, and enjoyed tho best of health, to within the last few months. He also retained all of his faculties to the last. He was one of a family of 14, of whom there were nine living on his 90th birthday, their united ages aggregating 708 years, or an average of over 78. His father died at 82, his mother at 87, grandmother at 84, and great-grandmother at 93. Mr Louis Anderson, of Burnie, and Mr. A. P. Anderson, of Devonport, are brothers

sisters are Mesdames:
H. Phillips (Launceston)
C. Collins (Launceston)
R. Riley (Gippsland, Victoria)
F. Bass (Melbourne)
C. Wright (New Zealand)

Thursday 19 July 1934 - the FUNERAL
... The remains of the late Mr. Louis Anderson, who died at his residence, Burnie, on Sunday, at the age of 91, were interred in the Wivenhoe cemetery yesterday afternoon. There was a large attendance at the funeral, and many floral tributes were received. Rev W. A. Hales officiated at the church and graveside.
The chief mourners were
the sons, Messrs:
Albert Anderson (Box Hill, Victoria)
Harvey Anderson (Stowport) (10km south of Burnie)
Roland Anderson (Stowport)
Henry Anderson (Stowport)
William Anderson (Natone) (17km south of Burnie)
Clifford Anderson (Natone)
Herbert Anderson (Yea, Victoria)
and the brothers, Messrs:
A. P. Anderson (Albert Paris, Devonport)
W. C. Anderson (Moonah)
The carriers were
the grandsons, Messrs:
George Saward George Edward Saward (1905-1988)
Archie Saward (Archibald Harold Saward 1906-1984)
Norton Saward (Wilfred Norton Allen Saward 1912-1967)
Eric Anderson
Deceased leaves, in addition to the sons mentioned, a widow and
seven daughters, Mesdames:
L. Saward (Burnie) (Christina Olivia Anderson m. Louis Saward, see below)
T. B. Gaby (Natone) (Frances Anderson)
K. E. Templar (Wivenhoe) (Jessie Anderson)
K. P. Shaw (South Melbourne) (Esca Anderson)
E. A. Johnston (Cygnet) (Eileen Anderson)
K. J. Wylie (Cygnet) (Mabel Anderson)
Miss Nellie Anderson (Burnie)

(Burnie, Tasmania) Saturday 19 January 1952
96th BIRTHDAY of Albert Paris Anderson, at Devonport
... An old resident of the N.W. Coast and Devonport, Mr. Albert Paris Anderson, residing with Miss M. Hope, at 29 Rest street, Devonport, on Sunday celebrated his 96th birthday (born 1856). Old friends nd relatives called on him and he received numerous congratulations and telegrams.
Mr. Anderson, who is the sixth son of the late Mr and Mrs John Wilson Anderson, early pioneers of the Westbury and Fingal districts, was born at 'Rockfield', Cullenswood, and spent his early years there and at Falmouth. He has one sister still living - Annie (Mrs Bass), of Myrtleford. Victoria.
Being possessed of a very retentive memory, many are the interesting incidents Mr Anderson relates of the early pioneering days on the East and N.W. Coasts.
On leaving the East Coast, Mr Anderson went to the Kentish, Emu Bay and Table Cape districts, where he continued farming.
On retiring he and his late wife made an extensive tour ot New Zealand before settling at Devonport, where he has resided for almost 40 years. He still walks in his garden, in which he has always taken a keen interest
NOTE Albert died 2 months later, 14 March 1952, and was buried beside his wife Jessie, who had died 17 years prior, in Hobart cemetery. They didn't have any children and the only sibling left then was his sister Annie (Mrs Bass)

(Burnie, Tasmania) Tuesday 23 December 1952
... The death occurred after an illness of one year in the Royal Melbourne Hospital of Annie Oliva Anderson, widow of the late Louis Anderson of Burnie. The late Mrs Anderson was born in Copenhagen (Denmark), and as a child, went with her parents, the late Mr and Mrs Hansen, to New Zealand, where she was married.
With her husband, she came to Tasmania and made her home in the Burnie district. She spent a number of years in Stowport, and also lived in Devonport and Penguin.
She was predeceased by her husband, two sons, John and Albert, and a daughter, Lucy. She is survived by six sons and seven daughters.
The funeral will leave the Burnie Methodist Church after a service commencing at 1.45

... ANDERSON - On December 22, at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Annie Oliva, relict of the late Louis Anderson of Burnie; aged 83 years. The funeral of the late Annie Oliva Anderson is appointed to leave the Methodist Church, Burnie, TO-MORROW (Wed., Dec. 24) after a service commencing at 1.45p.m. for interment in the Wivenhoe cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. - M. M. Vincent, A.F.D.A., Burnie, phone 169
loving mother of:
John Anderson (deceased, died during the war)
** Christina (Mrs L. Saward, Penguin) - featured below
Frances (Mrs T. Gaby, Upper Burnie)
Albert Anderson (deceased)
Harvey Anderson (Riana)
Roland Anderson (Burnie)
William Anderson (Burnie)
Jessie (Mrs R. Templar, West Pine)
Henry Anderson (Ulverstone)
Herbert Anderson (Riana)
Esca (Mrs C. Shaw, Melbourne)
Lucy Anderson (deceased) (Louisa Olympia Fredrica 1904-1908)
Eileen (Mrs C. Johnstone, Bellerive)
Mabel (Mrs K. Whylie, Cygnet)
Clifford Anderson (Melbourne) (Cliff Hansen Arthur)
Nellie (Mrs J. H. Rielly, Gippsland)

(Burnie, Tasmania} 29 January 1953
... ANDERSON On January 27, 1953, at the Zeehan Hospital, after a short illness, Isabel Maria, dearly beloved wife of the late Roland Anderson, and loving mother of:
Rita (deceased), Vic., (Tullah)
Les Anderson (Victoria)
Gladys (Mrs. Dowling, deceased)
Vera (Mrs Baker, Burnie)
Ivy Anderson (Victoria)
Ruby Anderson (Burnie)
Colin Anderson (Zeehan)
... Friends and relatives of the late Mrs Isabel Maria Anderson, of Zeehan, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will arrive at Cornelian Bay Cemetery FRIDAY MORNING, at 10.30, for Interment. R. Clarke.
Funeral Director.


... due to growing size of journal this has now moved to:
Christina Olivia ANDERSON + Louis Edward SAWARD

the family of Louis Anderson & Annie Olivia Hansen

- thanks to Marj for providing the photo -
missing from photo is Christina Oliva Anderson

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-12-30 06:04:08


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by eleanor863 on 2012-12-31 02:03:57

Thanks for all that info. I have been looking up Cliff Anderson Tasmania. Can't find .Only find the following which makes me think Cliff Tasmania is not AIF man. His father was Arthur as shown

Argus Newspaper 14/2/34 Taken from TROVE

ANDERSON -On the 12th February (after
( short illness) at a private hospital Clifford
Harry the joungest son of Arthur Anderson
of Melbourne aged 52 years
ANDERSON -A tribute of affection to Cllf
ford Harry late officer AIP, youngest son of
Arthur Anderson of East Melbourne who died
after a short illness in a private hospital in
St Kilda on February 11

This one may be of interest too

Advocate Newspaper 17 January 1951

95th Birthday
Mv. A. P. Anderson, of "Oak Lodge," Best St., Devonport, celebrated his 95th birthday on Saturday, and enjoyed chat ting with a few friends and a stroll round lils garden. He received numerous congratula tions and telegrams from rela tives and friends from the mainland and nearer home.
Mr. Anderson still takes a keen interest in international and politi cal affairs and is possessed of a wonderful memory. He has one sister living in Victoria, who re cently celebrated her diamond wedding. She and her brother are the surviving members of a family of 14, three others of whom lived to be over 90.
Mr. Anderson was born at Cullenswood on the East Coast in 1856 and as a young man selected land in the region. In his early 30's he took a trip to the North west and was specially interested in the Pardoe farm of the late Mr. R. D. Stewart, whose fame as a cheese-maker was Tasmania-wide. Mr. Anderson said yesterday that he felt convinced that the North west had more to offer him and he decided to examine the possi bilities. At the time the silver lead discoveries at Zeehan were the topic of the day and he de cided to visit the region Taking boat for Strahan he tramped over the 30-mile track to Zeehan, and a very rough track he found it. When he reached Zeehan the only hotel at the time, kept by a man of his name, was full and he had to sleep on sawdust. The next two nights he found rough accommoda tion in a lean-to.
After making full inquiries at Zeehan he pushed on by track via Heemskirk by track to Trial Harbor.
At Burnie, he found that a rail way to Waratah was under way and he bought a block of ground at the corner of Mount and Lad brooke streets and, with the aid of a carpenter, built on it and started a store dealing principally in farm ers' requirements. He said he used to buy farm butter and export it to the mainland.
After seven years he purchased land at Flowerdale and engaged in farming. For successive terms he was a member of the Table Cape Road Trust.
Mr. Anderson purchased a pro perty at East Devonport and, after making a trip to New Zealand, re turned and purchased a cottage in Best street. He assists with thc garden work and last year cut the hedge on the property.

I will soon send picture of Annie & Louis & family. just have to get hubby to help send right size picture Regards Marj

by ngairedith on 2012-12-31 21:26:19

also read more at Hansen Invercargill which has ongoing comments re the above family

by stark on 2013-06-07 08:46:09

hi these were my grand parents,,,,,K. P. Shaw (South Melbourne) (Esca Anderson) they are both dead now,but interesting to see what you have found so far.....Ray

by stark on 2013-06-07 08:52:37

also my middle name is Clifford named after escas favourite brother Clifford Anderson

by eleanor863 on 2013-12-20 04:43:16

Hi Ray I keep finding things I hope to write a story for each family Anderson Saward Hansen. Just need time. Retired now so hope to get into it.. I just can't find any death notice of John Anderson who was Esca's Grandfather, father of Louis Anderson.I have found notice for his wife Isabella died at Sulphur Creek Tasmania. She was dutch came to Tassie as a 12 year old. If you can help with any info I would be very pleased. Kind Regards Marj Hutchison( Saward)

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