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Elsie "Elsa" Nelson Eklund
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1859
Skåne län, Sweden
Death: Apr. 19, 1934
Wahoo
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA

Married Peter P Eklund on October 9, 1887.

 Ceresco Lady Dies From Severe Burns
Funeral services held Saturday for Mrs. Elsie Ecklund
Mrs. Elsie Eklund was critically burned at her home at Ceresco last Thursday morning, April
19th. She was taken to the Community Hospital at Wahoo, where she past away at 6:15 that
evening.
The accident occurred when she tipped a can of kerosene from the warming oven onto the hot
stove. The oil ignited and her clothing caught fire. She tried to extinguish the flames when Mrs.
Albert Benting and Mrs. J. C. Lowson heard her cries for help and went to her assistance. The
doctor was called who gave her first aid and she was taken to the hospital where she died.
Born at Horby, Sweden, April 26, 1859, Elsie Nelson came to America in 1887. She resided
at Mead until October 7th, of that year, when she was united in marriage to Peter P. Ecklund. The
couple made their home on a farm West of Swedeburg until 1924, when they moved to Ceresco.
Six children were born to this union, one son passing away in infancy and a daughter, Esther,
died in Minnesota, two years ago. Mr. Ecklund passed away on May 2, 1932.
Mrs. Ecklund is survived by her three daughters, Mrs. Edith Palm, Mrs. Elder Almquist and
Mrs. Victor Pearson, all of Ceresco; her son George Ecklund of Mead; 16 grandchildren and two
brothers, Louis Nelson of Valparaiso and Ole Nelson of Fremont besides one brother and a sister
in Sweden.
The funeral services were held from the home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon and at 2:30
from the Swedeburg Lutheran Church. Rev. Conrad Lindberg officiated. Burial was in the church
cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nels Pearson
  Hannah Pearson
 
 Spouse:
  Peter P Eklund (1861 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Edith Eleanora Ecklund Palm (1888 - 1947)*
  Minnie Augusta Ecklund Almquist (1894 - 1969)*
  Olga Elvira Ecklund Pearson (1896 - 1974)*
  George Albert Ecklund (1900 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ola Nelson (1854 - 1944)*
  Elsie Nelson Eklund (1859 - 1934)
  Louis Nelson (1865 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
mother
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Grace Lutheran
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: lee martinson
Record added: Jan 30, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17755778
Elsie Elsa <i>Nelson</i> Eklund
Added by: lee martinson
 
Elsie Elsa <i>Nelson</i> Eklund
Added by: lee martinson
 
 
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- R I P
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013

- Fred
 Added: Apr. 26, 2013
 
 
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