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Capt. John H. Anderson (1845-?)
Born in Port Dover, Canada, sailor and insurance business.
  • Added June, 2014.
  • History of Bay County, Michigan, 1883


    was born at Port Dover, Canada, September 12, 1845. In 1866 he engaged in sailing for a number of years, and during his career as a sailor he visited South America. In 1879 he commanded the steam ship “Campans,” laden with mules, sheep and corn, bound for Cape Town, Africa, for the Zulu war. It was a perilous trip on account of the heavy winds. Being short of fuel they were obliged to burn 100 mules and 800 bushels of corn. Arriving at Cape Town they discharged the cargo and returned to America, arriving at New York in 1880. Mr. Anderson then came to Bay City. He is at present engaged in the insurance business. He was married December 8, 1881, to Miss Imogene Ramsdell, daughter of the late James Ramsdell, of Bay City, and has one child. Residence, Jackson Street between Third and Fourth Streets.

    Additional Notes:

      1864 – US Naval Enlistments.
      John H. Anderson, b. 1844, Canada, enlisted Aug., 1864.

      1881 – Michigan Marriages: West Bay City, Bay, Mich.
      John H. Anderson, b. 1846 Canada, marriage on Dec. 8, 1881, to Imogene Ramsdell, b. 1860, Mich.

      1881 - Directory: Bay City, Mich.
      Anderson, John H. insurance, bds. 404 10th. .

      1883 – Directory: Bay City, Mich.
      Anderson, John H. - Gen. Agent Equitable Life Insurance Co. of New York, 1006 N. Water, res w s Jackson bet 3d and 4th.

      1905 – Marine Vessels Navigating the Great Lakes.
      Shea, John, Duluth, Minn – Schooner Elgein, Capt. John Anderson.

    Reference Notes & Pages

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    People Referenced
    Anderson, John H. (subject)
    Ramsdell, Imogene (wife)
    Ramsdell, James (f-inlaw)
    Subjects Referenced
    Bay City, MI
    Cape Town, Africa
    Port Dover, Can.
    New York, NY
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.