biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
BENJAMIN P. ANDERSON. As a representative of the energetic business men of Oskaloosa we take pleasure in presenting the name Mr. Anderson, of the firm of Anderson & Co., proprietors of the Oskaloosa Star Marble Works, which business was established in the spring of 1881 by Mr. Anderson, and has met with success. Benjamin Anderson was born in Monroe County, Iowa, Jan. 28, 1858, and is a son of John L. and Isabel (Henderson) Anderson. He received his education in the common schools, and supplemented the same by an attendance at Oskaloosa and Penn Colleges, attending the former two years and the latter one year. He was married Sept. 12, 1882, in Spring Greek Township, to Miss M. Luella Billick, daughter of Jefferson Billick. She was born in Greene County, Pa., and came to this county with her parents in 1868. Two children have been horn to Mr. and Mrs. AndersonÄJohn J., May 29, 1884, and Ora D., Feb. 20, 1886. Mr. Anderson is a member of the United Presbyterian Church, and in politics votes with the Greenback party. His place of business is located on North Market street, one and one-fourth blocks from the square.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy