Nelson, Ole 1840-1927
NELSON, ANDERSON, LANDSGAARD, LEWIS, ERICKSON, HEGNA
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Date: 8/23/2016 at 03:52:34
Ole Nelson of Gunder, passed through death at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 27 days. Heart trouble caused his death, on the 15th day of March.
He was born in Norway, November 19, 1840, and came to America in 1861, the first year of the Civil War, and enlisted in the Wisconsin 15th regiment December 20, 1861, to serve 3 years or during the war. He was honorably discharged November 27, 1863, but again enlisted. This time he enlisted in the Illinois 143rd regiment. His final discharge was given him September 26, 1864, because of a serious wound between the ankle and knee.
His parents, a brother and sister came to America in 1862, and lived on the place that we now know as the Klinkeberg farm in Marion township. From there they moved to Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, where the son who had been in the war joined them. He lived with the family at Blooming Prairie until he moved back to Marion township to settle on a farm.
He was united in marriage with Julia Anderson in 1870, and they made their home on the farm that is now owned by L. Rierson, for 27 years. They then moved to Gunder and made their home there until her death about 20 years ago. Mr. Nelson lived in Gunder until his death came, March 15th.
He was a warm friend and a good supporter of his local church, the synod to which it belonged and to all charitable causes. He often helped the less fortunate of the neighborhood in which he lived. Consequently he was loved by his neighbors and will be missed a great deal by his church and by the synod he has helped support during many years.
Mr. Nelson trusted, for his salvation, in what God has done for him, not in what he has done for God. He believed that 'the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin' and that Jesus had fulfilled the Law in his stead, thus it was in the grace plan of salvation that he placed his faith and hope.
Funeral services were held at the Landsgaard home in Gunder and at the Marion church. Interment at the Marion cemetery. Rev. Tysdal officiated, assisted by Rev. G. Gunsten of Clermont.
The Sheehan Post No. 375 of the American Legion bore the senior soldier to the grave, lead by an escort of the Legion. The "taps" were sounded.
$500 was given to missions by the E. Landsgaard family in Mr. Nelson' memory and $25 by the Marion Mission Society.
He leaves one sister, Mrs. Robert Lewis of Blooming Prairie, and a number of nephews and nieces. Some of these are: Simon Nelson and Mrs. Sam Erickson of Clermont; Nelse Nelson of Inwood, Iowa, and Nelse Hegna of Blooming Prairie. Mr. Hegna was present at the funeral. Together with these relatives many friends mourn the loss in his passing.
~Clayton County Register, March 31, 1927
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