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Martin Olaf Nelson
Birth: Dec. 15, 1858, Sweden
Death: May 10, 1943
Thief River Falls
Pennington County
Minnesota, USA

Martin Olaf Nelson (in United States)
AKA Martin Oluf Nelson
AKA Martin Olof Nilsson (in Sweden)
AKA Martin O. Nilson

Son of Nils Mattson
and Helena Georgsdotter Nordstrand

Birth: 1858-12-15
in Backe, Attmar, Medelpad, Sweden
Baptized: 1858-12-19 Attmar, Sweden
Immigrated: 1885-06-12
Death: 1943-05-10 Pennington County, MN

1st Wife:
Martha Catharina Englund
Married November 6, 1885
in Marshall County, MN

Martin Olaf Nelson was the only sibling in his family to immigrate to the United States. He immigrated with the Englund family; he was in love with their daughter, Martha. He married Martha and she died, January 15, 1891, shortly after their arrival in the United States.

2nd Wife:
Helen Kristina (or Christina) Larson
Married on July 12, 1892
in Marshall County, MN

Children of Martin & H. Kristina Nelson:
1. Lydia Elvira Nelson
2. Nels Emil Nelson
3. Albert Johanes Nelson
4. Alma Olina (Nelson) Stromlund
5. Alfred Nelson
6. Emma Viola (Nelson) Nelson
7. Lillian Helena Martina (Nelson) Larson

Helen died on December 30, 1923
in a flu epidemic.

3rd Wife:
Olga Lydia (Bergstrom) Olson
Married on January 5, 1931
in Marshall County, MN

Olga's 1st husband, Andrew Olson died during the marriage, before the 1930 US Census. Andrew & Olga had 4 children.
Martin & Olga did not have children.

Cause of death:
Martin died from wounds incurred from being drug under a disc while farming. He was alone at the time, unknown if he fell or had a medical issue. His wife Olga found him and he was taken to the hospital in Thief River Falls, MN where he died.

Martin Olaf Nelson

Martin Olaf Nelson was called to his eternal home on Monday, May 10th having attained the age of 84 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was born December 15, 1858 in Attmar Sukan, Medelpad, Sweden where he grew to manhood. When he was 20 years of age, he accepted the Lord as his Savior and the following year was baptized and united with a Baptist church in Sweden.

In 1885, he came to Karlstad directly from Sweden and the same year was united in marriage to Miss Martha Englund. In 1889, he became a charter member of the local Baptist church and was elected a deacon which office he held until his death. Besides being a deacon, he served many years as vice chairman of the church, and was a Sunday School teacher at the time of his death.

On January 15, 1891, after a lingering illness, sorrow first entered his family in the death of his wife, Martha. On July 12, 1892, he was married to Miss Christine Larson, to which union were born seven children, of whom three sons preceded him in death. On December 10, 1923, his wife Christine died. On January 5, 1931, he was married to Mrs. Olga Olson who mourns his departure. Altho death came very suddenly to our friend, he had lived well and long, and was prepared for his eternal rest.

Besides his wife, Mrs. Olga Nelson, he leaves to mourn his departure four daughters: Lydia of St. Paul, Alma, Mrs. Jonas Stromlund of Strandquist, Emma, Mrs. Eric Nelson of Minneapolis, and Lillian, Mrs. Axel Larson of St. Paul, four grandchildren and many more distant relatives and a host of friends for he was a friend of all.

A great Christian has left us in body, but his influence will continue to be felt for many years.
Family links: 
  Nils Matsson (1822 - 1900)
  Martha Catharina Englund Nelson (1863 - 1891)
  Helen Kristina Larson Nelson (1865 - 1923)*
  Olga Lydia Bergstrom Nelson (1877 - 1961)*
  Lydia Elvira Nelson (1893 - 1996)*
  Nels Emil Nelson (1894 - 1895)*
  Albert Johanes Nelson (1897 - 1911)*
  Alma Olina Nelson Stromlund (1899 - 1982)*
  Alfred Nelson (1903 - 1903)*
  Emma Viola Nelson Nelson (1904 - 1998)*
  Lillian Helena Martina Nelson Larson (1907 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Karlstad Cemetery
Kittson County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Sep 29, 2008
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Martin Olaf Nelson
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