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Christian Frederik Ludvig Plum Schmelling
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Birth: Oct. 3, 1870
Copenhagen
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death: May 18, 1949
Minot
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Christian Frederik Ludvig Plum Schmelling was born Oct 3, 1870 , the son of Sophus Schmelling and Louisa Christensen, of Copenhagen, Denmark.

On November 19, 1892 Christian married Elna Nelson, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Nils Larsson (1835-1916) and Eljena Nilsson (1832-1910) of Sweden. July 18, 1892 Elna immigrated to the United States with her mother and other family members to join her father in Big Stone County, Minnesota and it is believed that Christian immigrated in the same year.

They lived in Big Stone County, Minnesota where they owned and operated the Schmelling Hotel and Bakery located in the Masonic Building on the main street in Ortonville, MN.

On February 4, 1905, Christian purchased land in Burke County, North Dakota southwest of Kenmare, ND from the federal government and the family moved to North Dakota.

On March 3, 1909, Christian purchased another 40 acres from the federal government. The Schmellings lived and farmed in Kandiyohi Township until 1920 when they moved to Kenmare with their younger children.

Their eldest son Sophus and his wife Clara remained on the family farm. In 1924 Christian, Elna, Anna and George moved to Minot, ND where they owned and operated Oak Park Grocery.

Christian and Elna are buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Kenmare, North Dakota. Elna and Christian had seven children: Sophus, Ellena, Louise, Anna, Vivian, Baby Boy (1903-1903) and George. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elna Nilsdotter Schmelling (1869 - 1945)*
 
 Children:
  Sophus William Schmelling (1893 - 1981)*
  Ellena Louisa Schmelling Sheets (1895 - 1984)*
  Louise Amelia Theodora Schmelling Leslie (1897 - 1962)*
  Vivian Marie Schmelling Arneson (1901 - 1924)*
  Vivian M Schmelling (1902 - 1924)*
  George Robert Schmelling (1907 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Kenmare
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Originally Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Jun 25, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8988455
Christian Frederik Ludvig Plum Schmelling
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
 
Christian Frederik Ludvig Plum Schmelling
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
 
Christian Frederik Ludvig Plum Schmelling
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