|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1929|
Obituary – Park Region Echo, April 25, 1929 page 4, column 1, Alexandria, Minnesota.
Nels C. Anderson
Nels C. Anderson passed away at his home in Osakis Wednesday morning, April 10th, aged 44 years and 20 days. Death was due to creeping paralysis from which he had suffered for more than a year. Deceased was the oldest son of Jens C. Anderson of Nelson, born March 20, 1885 in Alexandria.
Mr. Anderson was married June 11, 1920 to Mrs. Catherine Swore. To this union two children were born, Evelyn, aged eight, and Delmer, two years old. He is also survived by his widow and four step-children; on brother, Andrew of Carpion?, North Dakota, and three sisters, Mrs. O. W. Martin, Nelson;, Mrs. E.F. Apply, Burnsted, North Dakota, and Mrs. Soren Jensen, Nelson, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held from the English Lutheran Church in Osakis at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and were largely attended, the church being filled to capacity by the old friends of the family. Rev. H.P. Anderson had charge of the services. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery. – Osakis Review
Nels C. Anderson was the first child born after they immigrated to Douglas county.
See the other family members listings for information on their origins in Denmark.
Marriage of Nels C. Anderson:
name: Jens C Anderson
titles & terms:
event date: 1900
event place: ED 29 Alexandria Township (excl. Alexandria village), Douglas, Minnesota, United States
birth date: Nov 1847
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark
race or color (standardized): White
marital status: Married
years married: 28
estimated marriage year: 1872
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year: 1884
sheet letter: A
family number: 128
reference number: 25
film number: 1240762
digital folder number: 004120273
image number: 00304
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Jens C Anderson M 53 Denmark
wife Anna C Anderson F 53 Denmark
son Nels C Anderson M 15 Minnesota
daughter Else M Anderson F 23 Denmark
son Anders C Anderson M 12 Minnesota
The Life of Nels Christian Anderson, from the Herbert and Lina Swore Olson family, by Judy A., a document at the Douglas County Historical Society.
Nels Christian was born on the home farm south of Nelson, Minnesota in Alexandria township, Douglas County, Minnesota. He was baptized in the Danish Church in Nelson, April 10, 1885. His sponsors were Nils and Kjersten Andersen, and Christian Jensen.
Nels went to church and school in Nelson. He worked out as a hired hand and fished. He also worked in the harvest fields of North Dakota in the fall. As an adult, Nels farmed east of Nelson by Smith Lake.
On June 11, 1920, Nels married Catherine Louise Dohman Swore. He was stepfather to Catherine's four children, Edna, Lina, Oscar and Donald. Donald assumed the Anderson name. Catherine and Nels had two children, Evelyn Christina (3/04/1921 - 7/18/1999) and Delmer Nels (5/19/1927 - 7/06/2007). Nels and Catherine farmed until about 1924 or 1925, then moved to Osakis where Nels worked as a truck driver, worked on the railroad, and various other jobs. At one point he was helping to dig sewers and a large rock fell on his heel. He was unable to work after that time and later developed creeping paralysis. News died April 10, 1929, and is buried next to Catherine in the Nelson Cemetery.
Jens Christian Anderson (1847 - 1928)
Anne C. Anderson (1847 - 1922)
Katherine Anderson (1886 - 1958)
Caroline Christine Anderson Martin (1872 - 1945)*
Elsie M. Anderson (1877 - 1926)*
Elise Thomine Anderson Jensen (1882 - 1970)*
Nels Christian Anderson (1885 - 1929)
Note: Born: Minnesota Died: Osakis Spouse: Katherine L. Anderson
Plot: Sec. 2 Blk 38 Lot 2E
GPS (lat/lon): 45.87779, -95.25394
Created by: Rose
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
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