Martin Nielsen

1 November 1891–8 January 1948 (Age 56)

The Life of Martin

When Martin Nielsen was born on 1 November 1891, in Denmark, his father, Lawrence P. Nielsen, was 18 and his mother, Minnie Christensen, was 28. He married Minnie Anna Erlandson on 7 February 1919, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Moorhead, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 8 January 1948, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Castana, Monona, Iowa, United States.

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Martin Nielsen
Minnie Anna Erlandson
Marriage: 7 February 1919
Esther Louise Nielson

Spouse and Children

7 February 1919
Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States


    Esther Louise Nielson


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Nielsen




    Rebecca Nielsen


    Bessie Nielson


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 16

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Nelson in household of Loretz Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martin Nelson, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"
  • Martin Nelson, "Find A Grave Index"

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