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Nels T. Helgesen
Grand Meadow Twp.

Nels T. Helgesen was born in Rock County, Wis., June 22, 1851. He came to Iowa with his father in 1853, and settled on section 6, Marion Township. His father resided there over twenty years, then went to Lyon County, Ia., and died there in 1876. The subject of this memoir settled on his present farm in 1873. He owns 193 acres of well improved land on section 31, Grand Meadow Township. His marriage occurred on June 5, 1874, to Ingerborg O. Geglon. She was born in Allamakee County, Ia., Feb. 28, 1855. They have had two children-- Tollof, born July 3, 1875, and Ole, Aug. 17, 1879. Mr. Helgesen is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church. In political views he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 828
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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