Transcribed from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


Henry August Andreson is the president of the Central Kansas Business College, at Abilene, and has also served as president of the Abilene Commercial Club. He was born in Lincoln county, Kansas, Dec. 10, 1878, a son of Peter and Elizabeth Andreson, both born in Germany, though the mother was of French descent. The father came to the United States in October, 1867, and was followed by the mother in 1871. They were married Sept. 19, 1862, and of their union were born seven children. Ernest, Mary and Fred were born in Germany, and William, Peter, Emma and Henry August in Kansas, and all are living with the exception of Peter. The family was among the earliest pioneers in the western part of Kansas and lived through many adversities.

Henry A. Andreson attended the public schools of his native county until fifteen years old, when he entered the Kansas Christian College at Lincoln. Later, he matriculated in the Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina and graduated in that institution, June 10, 1901, with the degree of Master of Arts. Upon the breaking out of the Spanish-American war he enlisted as a private and served until honorably discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Nov. 3, 1898. He then became a teacher and has taught in schools and colleges in Kansas, Arkansas and California for a period of ten years. On March 26, 1905, he founded the Central Kansas Business College, incorporated, at Abilene, and has continued as president of the institution up to the present time. On Jan. 15, 1908, he was elected president of the Abilene Commercial Club and served in that capacity with distinction, starting many new improvements by his persistent efforts.

On June 11, 1903, he was married to Miss Ada A., daughter of Lewis E. and Louise S. Goodnow, of Polo, Mo., she being the seventh in a family of eight children, and a descendant of the Goodnow and Bissell families of Massachusetts. She was educated in the schools of Missouri, completed the curriculum of the local high school, June 20, 1901, and afterward attended the Methodist College at Salina, Kan. Of the union of Mr. and Mrs. Andreson has been born a son, Everett Harlan, Jan. 23, 1907.

Page 969 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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