Andersen, John

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    SPOUSE: Karen Andersen

    CHILDREN: John Andersen Jr.



    John Andersen appears in the 1917 Chandler City Directory  as a farmer and in the 1918 and 1919 directories as a rancher. The 192019211923 and 1925 directories list him as vice president of First National Bank. The 1932 Phoenix Telephone Directory, Chandler section, lists John Andersen as living west of Chandler, with the phone number 160.

    In 1914 he built the Andersen Building at 72 S. San Marcos Place that would become the home to the Curry & Frye's Pool Hall, Sink's Pool Hall and Lonnie's Tavern.

    11917 Chandler City Directory

    -Mr. Andersen bought 150 feeders to make his total 1100 head.  He bought the herd from Mr. Criswell

    Professor Markham and E.D. Rinear traveled with him on the Arizona-Eastern train to get to Phoenix which had been running late.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/17/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is a popular rancher and cattleman.  He has been offered a $15 an acre raise on his 160 acres of Salt River Valley land which he purchased from Los Angeles parties thirty days ago.  He says there is only $10 an acre between him and the prospective buyer.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is going to plant 60 acres of wheat on section 19.  M. Ellingston and Son of Tempe will pay two dollars per hundred  for the crop.  Mr. Andersen guarantees 2,500 pounds per acre.  After wheat he plans to plant milo maize and get $20 per acre.

    The balance of 100 acres which is in alfalfa will be sowed into oats for 60 pounds to the acre.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen was a business visitor in Phoenix on Monday.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is one of the directors of the Bank of Chandler.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen has sold the ranch in the Gilbert district to Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Andersen's son.  Mr. and Mrs. Andersen are moving to California for a period of time.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is working with George Peabody, E.D. Rinear, and others from the Chandler district have been working to get out petitions against the county division.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is using a grader and outfit provided by the county for improving roads.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen has been busy the last two weeks cutting some 700 acres of hay.  Some of it is grain, and some of it is grain and alfalfa.  The hay averages about a ton and a half an acre.  He hasn't decided yet if he will sell it or use it as feed.  It will depend on the market.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen says that hay prices will go up to $15 to $16 a ton by winter due to shortage.  He also believes beef prices will also go up, and cattlemen will bring their cattle to the Valley due to the dryness of the coast and the Mexicos. 

    Mr. Andersen used to live in the southern part of the Valley for eleven years, but came to Chandler where he believes the soil is better.   (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913

    -Mr. Andersen's worker, Will Humphrey, has left for Bisbee and Naco. (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is very ill.  He was in town on Monday complaining about pain in his side near the abdomen.  On Wednesday, medical aid was summoned.  He believes it could be appendicitis.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is very ill.  At what first was thought to be appendicitis is not.  The doctor believes it is either pneumonia or typhonid.  His condition is not advanced enough to determine the nature of the disease.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/25/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen's health is improving.  He is still ill, but with the work of doctors and nurse, he may recover.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen is up and about again after several weeks suffering from typhoid fever.  He says he is happy to be able to get up and around again.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/15/1913)

    -Mr. Andersen paid $907 for 8,250 pounds of seed alfalfa from J.I. McGaughey.  He says it is the best he's ever seen.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/15/1913)

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