Axel Anderson is a junior member of the firm of brothers operating under the name of The Anderson Lumber Company, has been an important factor in the business of Coal City for some years. He was born at Braceville, Illinois, February 5, 1879, a son of Frederick and Johanna Anderson, who came from their native land of Sweden, to Braceville, Ill., in 1866. The father was a mine contractor, and met his death March 7, 1887 in an accident which occurred in the mines. His widow survives him and lives at Garden City, Kan. Axel Anderson was the youngest of their three children, the others being: Charles G., his partner, and an elder brother, John.
After attending school in Braceville Township, Axel Anderson was engaged in a house moving business, until he joined his brother, Charles G., in their present undertaking, which is succeeding admirably, both men bringing to it valuable experience and sound knowledge. On June 30, 1904, Mr. Anderson married Jessie Trotter, who was born October 25, 1879, of Coal City, and they have two children: Audrey and Ramona. Mr. Anderson is a Methodist. Like his brother he is faithful in his support of the fraternal organization, the Modern Woodmen of America. Mrs. Anderson is a member of the Eastern Star. A Republican, he is now serving as fire marshall of Coal City. Mr. Anderson owns a ranch of 320 acres in Finney County, Kansas.
Source: History of Grundy County, Illinois. Chicago, IL, USA: Munsell Publishing, 1914, p. 753-754.