Anderson, Samuel a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Norway, May 3, 1824. He, emigrated to Chicago, Ill., in 1849; soon after was powerfully converted, and in 1853 began his itinerant career in connection with the Wisconsin Conference. His physical constitution was never strong, and undue exertion in protracted meetings in his last mission, Primrose, caused his death, March 16, 1860. Mr. Anderson was a scholar, speaking four languages readily. As a preacher, he was logical, eloquent, pathetic. He possessed a vast amount of theological lore, and a burning zeal for the salvation of his countrymen. He did gigantic work in Wisconsin and Minnesota for the Church. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1860, p. 266; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.