I am not sure this is the same person; however, I found this bit of info and thought I would pass it on.
Homestead patent Cert #2380 Nels Nelson 05-29-1907 Book 4 Page 429 of Homestead Patents (I can get you a copy of it if you wish. The courthouse charges $1.00 per page for copies)
FROM THE HISTORY OF NORTH IDAHO PUBLISHED IN 1903 Page 379 - 380
Nels Nelson. Good strong hands directed by wisdom and practical judgment have wrought out the success that is now enjoyed by Mr. Nelson, a well known man of enterprise and integrity, who lives three and one half miles north from Rathdrum, on his estate of one quarter section, which he has improved in a very becoming manner. He has one of the best residences of the entire section, with fine mountain spring water piped into it, a good barn and outbuildings, while an air of thrift pervades the premises, which indicates the spirit and nature of the proprietor. Mr. Nelson does a general farming business, sells timber products and also owns two hundred and eighty acres of grass land in Spokane county, Washington.
Speaking of the personal and domestic life of Mr. Nelson, we see that he was born in Littleful, Denmark, on October 20, 1864, being the son of Oren and Christine (Anderson) Nelson, natives of Denmark. They came to America in 1880, settling in Bear Lake county, Idaho. The father died there in 1884, but the mother still lives there. Nels was educated in Denmark and at eleven quit school. He came with his sister, Caroline M., to America in 1879, settling in Box Elder county, Utah. One year later they removed to Bear Lake county, Idaho, and sent for their parents. In 1883, Mr. Nels Nelson went to British Columbia and labored for two years, then went to Spokane (WA), and later we find him in Montana, contracting in ties and timber. He then went to Kootenai county, and two years were spent in contracting in the same line. Then he married and bought a man's right to a homestead which he settled upon and made his home for ten years, after which he sold out and went to Spokane county, Washington, spending two years there. Then he came to Rathdrum and bought his present place, which has been the home of the family since that time.
It was in 1889 that Mr. Nelson married Miss Cindrila, daughter of W. M. and Sarah Holston, natives of Vireginia and Indiana, respectively, but immigrants to Iowa and Missouri. The mother died in Missouri on April 12, 1898. The father lives near Neodesha, Kansas. To Mr. and Mrs. Nelson have been born four children, named as follows: Stacy, Bernard, Van ., and Joe L. Mr. Nelson is a Democrat in politics and is now serving on the school board and has been for three terms. He and his family are adherents of the Latter Day Church. Mr. Nelson is a man who commands the respect of his fellows and stands well in the community and has manifested integrity, uprightness, and public spirit.