Where They Lived

Tacoma, Washington 1884-1893

GA Anderson G St Tacoma
Rev. G.A. and Anna Anderson lived at 1518 G Street, Tacoma, from 1886 to 1889.  In 1889, they sold this house and moved to 811 8th St, which was closer to the new church on I Street.  On the porch are G.A. and Anna, and on the steps are G.A.’s sisters, Emma and Ida. His brother Joe is seated on the ground.


Spokane, Washington 1893-1903

Pleasant Ridge near La Conner, Washington 1903-1917

 Rev. G.A. and Anna Lavinia Anderson lived at the parsonage of Bethsaida Lutheran Church on Pleasant Ridge in Skagit County, Washington, from 1903 until they died in 1916 and 1917.  Here are some photos from that time.



History of Bethsaida Lutheran Church written by my grandmother, Angelika Olson, in 1967, tells the story of its beginnings from 1881 until 1925, when they merged with Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.  The church building was destroyed by fire in the 1960s.

Here is the application for the parsonage to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It includes  historical information about the community of Pleasant Ridge.


Brown Slough on Fir Island, Skagit County, Washington

In 1879, Swan Peter and Carolina Olson established the farm and raised a large family of 11 children.  In 1921, my grandparents, Charles and Angelika Olson, took over the farm.  They lived there until 1943, when the farm was sold to settle S.P. and Carolina's estate.ife on the Farm at Brown Slough
 Life on the Farm at Brown Slough contains photographs from that time and selections of letters written by Angelika to her brother in the midwest.
Brown slough farm painting
An itinerant artist painted this picture of the farm at Brown Slough on Fir Island where the 
Olsons lived from the 1880s until 1943.
Life on the Brown Slough Farm
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