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.
A 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.
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.
Life on the Brown Slough Farm