Elna Frieda Detjen

Brief Life History of Elna Frieda

When Elna Frieda Detjen was born on 12 May 1894, in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States, her father, John Dietrich Detjen, was 42 and her mother, Ernstine Mathilde Benzel, was 29. She married William John Nelson on 19 June 1917, in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Shelby Township, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Amboy, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 August 1985, in Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Vernon Center, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Nelson
1892–1951
Elna Frieda Detjen
1894–1985
Marriage: 19 June 1917
Willard William "Tom" Nelson
1918–1998
Roger Jay Nelson
1919–2000
Glee Helen Nelson
1920–2011

Sources (12)

  • Frieda E Nelson in household of William J Nelson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsa <Detjen>, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"
  • Elna Frieda Detzen, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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 · The Kensington Runestone

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Dieter, Katharina, Reinhold.

North German and East Frisian: from a Frisian-Low German pet form of the personal name Dethard (see Detert ).

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

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