Albert F Nelson
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Date: 5/27/2010 at 15:12:43
Business enterprise finds an exponent in Albert F Nelson, who is a member of the Nelson Dairy Company of Boone. He was born in Fillmore county,. Nebraska, May 8, 1885, a son of Peter P and Alexandria (Benson) Nelson. His education was acquired in the schools of his native town to the age of sixteen years, when he accompanied his parents on their removal from Nebraska to Boone.
His grandfather, Peter P Nelson, was a farmer of Sweden and came to the United States I 1854. He followed farming near Knoxville, Illinois, and there passed away. He married Ellen Nelson, who died in Sweden.
Their son Peter P Nelson Jr, the father of Albert F Nelson was for many years engaged in farming in Worth township, but is now living retired. He was born in Sweden, May 2, 1852, and attended school until fourteen years of age, after which he began work upon the farms, being thus engaged until he came to the United States. He was married in Sweden to Miss Hannah Abrahamson and in 1873 they arrived in New York. They made their way direct to Knoxville, Knox county, Illinois, where he lived for four yeas. ON the expiration of that period he sold his land and removed to Chase county, Nebraska, where he took kup a homestead claim, upon which he lived for seventeen years, being quite successful in its development and management. He then sold that property and brought the family to Boone county, Iowa, where he purchased o174 acres of land in Worth township. With characteristic energy he began the development and improvement of the place and lived there until his retirement from active business life when he took up his abode in Boone, trading his farm for his town property. In addition to cultivating the cereals best adapted to soil and climate, he also conducted a dairy business, and the products of his dairy found a ready sale upon the market. In 1880 he and his first wife returned to their native land upon a visit and while there Mrs Nelson passed away. On November 15 1881, in Chicago, Mr Nelson was united in marriage to the mother of our subject, who was born in Copenhagen, April 23, 1864. She came tot eh United States in 1881 and was living n Chicago at the time of her marriage. The children born unto Peter P and Alexandria Nelson were eight in number: Lillie now the wife of Levi Wells of Columbus, Ohio, Albert F whose name introduces this review, Henry H of Boone, Ernest W who follows farming, Chester V, Edith H, Floyd V and Glenn all at home. The parents are members of the Swedish Mission church and MR Nelson give his political support to the republican party. Fraternally he is connected with the Modern Woodmen. He has gained many war friends during the period of his residence in the county and his many substantial qualities have won for him the respect and good will of all with whom he has been brought in contact.
Albert F Nelson, following the removal of the family to Boone county, began work upon the home farm in the employ of his father and spent five years in that way, at the end of which time he purchased his fatherís farm and continued its cultivation and development alone until the spring of 1914, when he admitted his brothers Earnest W and Henry H, to a partnership in what is now known as the Nelson Dairy Company. In this connection they are doing a good business. They keep a large number of cows for dairy purposes and the product of their dairy finds a ready sale on the market. Neatness and sanitation are characteristic features of the place and the result achieved indicate careful management and unfaltering enterprise.
On December 14, 1911, Mr Nelson was united in marriage to Miss Melle M Nelson and they have a daughter, Irma Elizabeth. The parents hold membership in the Swedish Evangelical Mission church and the MR Nelson has acted as a teacher in the Sunday school. He contributes generously to the support of the church and does all in his power to further the moral progress of he community. He was one of the organizers of the C B C, the largest is the state, and as its first president. He votes with the republican party and is unfaltering in his support of its principles while he deems best qualified to promote good government. His life has been well spent, his actions manly ad sincere, and the sterling traits of his character are attested in the high regard in which he is uniformly held.
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