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Posted By: Linnie Howell (email)
Date: 5/18/2005 at 22:55:57

NELSON, Halvor, farmer, Sec. 31, Grand Meadow Tp., Clayton Co.; P. O. Clermont; born in Norway Sept., 1825; moved to this country and Illinois, 1846; went to Wisconsin in 1847; went to Iowa, his present farm, in 1849; went to California June, 1852; returned in May, 1854. He was married in 1855 to Miss Caroline Peterson from Ninnesota; they have had seven children - Nelson H., Peter H., Henry, Annie, Barbo Peder, Ingebo Cristine. (entered as it appears in the history book). He has held the office of Road Supervisor ten years, and School Director one year. He has 390 acres of land in Clermont Tp., Fayette Co., and 340 acres in Grand Meadow Tp., Clayton Co., valued at $18,000; also, 1,600 acres of land in Sioux and Lyon Cos., Iowa. Mr. Nelson did the first mason work in Clermont - only one cabin in town - plenty of Indians and hard times. His father still lives with him; he is 86 years of age.

1878 History of Fayette Co. Iowa - Clermont Township
Page 739


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