Anders Neilson

13 August 1831–8 January 1916 (Age 84)
Eda, Värmland, Sweden

The Life of Anders

Anders Neilson was born on 13 August 1831, in Eda, Värmland, Sweden. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Maja Greta Andersson. He lived in Särestad, Skaraborg, Sweden in 1866. He died on 8 January 1916, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Peru City Cemetery, Peru, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders Neilson
1831–1916
Maja Greta Andersson
1840–1907
Anna Sophia Nelson
1862–1961
Josephine C Nelson
1865–1938
Nels August Nelson
1866–1952
Bernhard Nelson
1869–1870
Emma Nelson
1875–1949
Mary Nelson
1876–1967
Bernhardt Nelson
1878–1965
Charles Albert Nelson
1885–1931

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World Events (8)

1832

Age 1

Göta Canal opened.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: patronymic from Neill .2 Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anthony Nelson in household of Charles A Nelson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Andrew Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"

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