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George Kasper "Happy" Nelson
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Birth: Oct. 13, 1901
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 8, 1988
Clark County
Indiana, USA

George Kasper Nelson was born in New York City, NY and placed in the New York Foundling Hospital as an infant. On 27 Jan 1904, he was placed by the New York Foundling Hospital with the family of George and Elizabeth Heim, and rode to Arkansas on an Orphan Train. While living with his adoptive family, George was known as "Happy" Heim, because he was always smiling.

As a young adult, George moved to Chicago, where he owned and operated 7 taverns and speakeasies during Prohibition in the Chicago area. Among his patrons were Al Capone, Baby Face Nelson, and Clark Gable.

After selling his taverns, George relocated to Illinois, and from there, moved to Indiana with a very special family. When that family moved to Texas in 1976, George chose to stay in Indiana. He passed away there in 1988.

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Heim (1863 - 1939)
  Elizabeth Heim (1868 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Crescence Heim Lensing (1892 - 1984)*
  Stephen Michael Heim (1897 - 1986)*
  George Kasper Nelson (1901 - 1988)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
New Washington
Clark County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: BarbaraL
Originally Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
Record added: Jul 27, 2010
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George Kasper Happy Nelson
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George Kasper Happy Nelson
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George Kasper Happy Nelson
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- Dee Burris Blakley
 Added: Aug. 2, 2012

- Dee Burris Blakley
 Added: Jul. 27, 2010
 
 
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