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Ada Marie Kerndt (View posts)
Posted: 974030400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nelson
I am looking for a Nels K Nelson born July 7, 1847 in Norway and came to Iowa with his parents & siblings in 1859-1860. I found him in SD in 1911-1912 but that is all so far. Appreciate any help!!!
Posted: 1005776784000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1136967151000
Surnames: Nelson
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)


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.
Posted: 1005777020000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1136967151000
Surnames: Nelson
I also noticed in the Pinegrove Cemetery in Rathdrum the following were buried in the same plot.

Cinderella Nelson 1859 - 1952

Christina M. Nelson 1830 - 1912

Laura L. Gonser Nelson 1913 12-26-1935
Nels Nelson 1864 - 07-14-1928

Re: Help!!

AdaMarie Kerndt (View posts)
Posted: 1005779304000
Classification: Query
The wrong Nels Nelson. Sorry The one I am looking for was born in Norway, siblings Ole K., Louis, Anne, Inger. Thanks anyway.


Posted: 1006324773000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1136967151000
Surnames: Nelson
When do you think he was in North Idaho? What gave you the indication?


AdaMarie (View posts)
Posted: 1006345948000
Classification: Query
Someone said there was a Nels K. Nelson in Idaho but it is the wrong one. I am quite certain he was in SD but cannot find anymore information on him. He seems to have disappeared.Thanks.

Re: Help!!

NELSON (View posts)
Posted: 1018671044000
Classification: Query
I am a great grandson of the Nels Nelson to whom you refer.
Recently, I have returned to spending some time working on family history. I personally knew Christella Bell Holston Nelson in her last years. If I can be of any help, please contact me. I stumbled across this site due to one of my current projects, which involves filling in information on Alfred Bernard Nelson and his children. Alfred (usually known as Bernard) was born in Kootenai County in 1890, married Constance L. Cassidy in 1925, (also in that county I believe), ran a prminent funeral home in Rathdrum for many years, and died in 1951. Bernard was the oldest child of Nels and Cinderella. Laura Gonser was taken care by the Nelsons from very early in her childhood until her death at age 22. Contact me for further details if interested. If you can be of any help with info on Bernard and his family it would be most appreciated.

Nels Nelson Family

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 1019071717000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Nelson, Cassedy, Hurley, Berges, Lawson
Nelson items: While at the Hayden Lake Library I found the following. I will do some more digging. I had to stop to go to work.

Nels Nelson of Kootenai County, Idaho Territory married Cinderella Hurley of Kootenai County, Idaho Territory June 25, 1889 at Rathdrum, ID by Henry Melder, Probate Judge. Witnesses were clara H Bragaw and Sarah J. Melder Book B Page 35 of the Book of Marriages

Alfred Bernard Nelson of Rathdrum married Constance Louise Cassedy of Coeur d' Alene 10-21-1925 at Rathdrum. by Fred H Thompson, Minister. Witnesses were Joe L. Nelson and Irene H. Spain Boook 19 Page 604 of Marriages.

Joe L. Nelson of Rthadrum married Etta E Berges of Rathdrum onNovember 21, 1920 in Coeur d' Alene by M G Whitney, Probate Judge. Witnesses Alta M. Tanner and A B Nelson Book 15 Page 297 of Marriages

Van E Nelson of Deer Park, WA married Goldie M. Lawson of Sandpoint June 19, 1915 in Coeur d' Alene by Bert J Reed, Probate Judge. Witnesses: Mr and Mrs. W E Coleman Book 11 Page 116 of marriages

School Census Info:

Nels Nelson, Parent, Rathdrum School 1899 - 1900
Children: Stacy age 19, Bernard age 9, Van Earl age 7

N & Sindarilla Nelson, Parents, Twin Lakes School 1899 - 1900
Children: Stacy age 19, Alfred age 10 Van E Age 7

Mrs. N Nelson, Parent, Twin Lakes School, 1900 - 1901
Children: Stacy age 19, alfred age 10, Van E Age 7

N & Cenderiley Nelson, Parent & Gaurdian, Twin Lakes School, 1901 - 1902
Children: Anna Anderson age 8, Stacy age 20, Alfred Age 11, V E Age 8

N. Nelson (Parent) Twin Lakes School 1902 - 1903
Children: Alfred B. age 12, V E age 9


Nels Nelson coeur d' alene #06400 160 Acres 12-28-1912 Book 7 Page 247 of Homestead Patents.

Nels Nelson Cert #2380 Coeur d' Alene 160 Acres 05-29-1907 Book 4 Page 429 of Homestead Patents.

Stacy Nelson Cert #1595 Application #2754 Coeur d' Alene 162.75 Acres 04-07-1907 Book 3 Page 441 of Homestead Patents.

(The indexes I looked in don't show all the information. The Kootenai County Courthouse is able to make copies of the documents for you. They charge $1.00 a copy. And it helps if you have the bok and page number. . .they can find it fast.)

Re: Nels Nelson Family

AdaMarie Kerndt (View posts)
Posted: 1019073508000
Classification: Query
I believe this is not my Nelson family. My Nels K. (which I cannot find anywhere) was born in Norway in 1847 and then came with parents to Waterville, IA. Then he seems to have disappeared. I have found all of his siblings, Ole, Anna, Ingeborg, & Lewis, but where oh where did Nels go?? Their parents were Knudt & Anna (Olsdatter) Nielsen Hegg. They dropped the Hegg after coming to America and were known as Nelsons.

Nels Nelson

Mary (View posts)
Posted: 1019077907000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Nelson
I understand, However, there was another party that looked at the posting who advised it was indeed his family so when I found more information for him I posted this on the web site as well in case there are any other person looking for it.

Thank you
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