Andrew Nelson Sr

8 March 1834–17 September 1909 (Age 75)
Kalhave, Hornborg, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Andrew

When Andrew Nelson Sr was born on 8 March 1834, in Kalhave, Hornborg, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Niels Andersen, was 68 and his mother, Marie Kristine Jensdatter, was 26. He married Metta Gudkjaersen about 1854, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Øster Snede, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark in 1845 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 17 September 1909, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Nelson Sr
Karen Camilla Sorensen Moller
Marriage: 28 March 1868
Fredrick Nelson
Charles Erastus Nelson
Anna Christina Nelson
Clara Magnetta Nelson
Julia Atine Nelson
Helga Matilda Nelson
Frank K Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 13
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 25
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

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

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    The Nelson's Ancestry

    The founder of the Nelson Family, Anders Nielsen, changed his name to Andrew Nelson in America. Born in Denmark in 1834, he was an only child. Joined the Mormon Church in 1851. One year later, …

    Sources (65)

    • Anders Nielsen in household of Niels Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Andrew Nelson in entry for August Nelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Andw Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"

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