Christian Nelson

30 June 1846–24 December 1918 (Age 72)
Gettrup, Vestervig, Denmark

The Life Summary of Christian

When Christian Nelson was born on 30 June 1846, in Gettrup, Vestervig, Denmark, his father, Levi Christian Nielsen, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Maria Lucasson, was 29. He married Phoebe White about 1872, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Nezperce, Lewis, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Endicott, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1900. He died on 24 December 1918, in Saint John, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Christian Nelson
1846–1918
Phoebe White
1855–1936
Marriage: about 1872
Mary Nelson
1873–
Matilda Nelson
1875–1963
Renaldo Nelson
1877–1922
Catherine Jane Nelson
1879–1953
Effie Nelson
1881–
Alice Gertrude Nelson
1883–1918
Mabel Nelson
1886–1973
Fannie Nelson
1889–1903
Chrissie Nelson
1890–
Chrissie Levi Nelson
1891–1958
Christian Nelson
1892–
Edith E Nelson
1894–1971
Fred Nelson
1897–1930

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1872Utah, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1850
    Age 4
    The state known as Utah began when Brigham Young led a group of LDS pilgrims seeking freedom from religious persecution into the Great Salt Lake Valley, where they established a settlement in 1847. The golden spike completing the first transcontinental railroad line was driven at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, leading to a further influx of settlers.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Neill
    Nilsen
    Nielsen
    Nilsson
    Niles

    Sources (24)

    • Christ Nielson in household of Eliza M Nielson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Christian Nelson in household of Levi Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Christen Levisen in household of Levi Christjan Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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