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 Thomas Peter Nelsestuen

Thomas Peter Nelsestuen

Birth
Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA
Death Oct 1967 (aged 91)
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 153863337 · View Source
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Thomas P. Nelsestuen, a successful farmer of section 34 W., Ettrick Township, was born on the farm on which he now lives, January 8, 1876, son of Peter and Christiana (Hagestuen) Nelsestuen.

Thomas, was the sixth born of eight children. After acquiring his education in the district school was a student for awhile at Gale College, and for one year attended public school at Superior, Wisconsin. He resided at home until he was 23 years old and then went to Westby, Vernon County, where he spent the winter. From there he went to North Dakota and then to Canada, locating in the province of Saskatchewan, where he proved up 160 acres of land, residing on it three years. He then went to Ross, North Dakota and proved up a claim there, his residence being continued for 18 months. At the end of that time he returned home and bought the old homestead of his parents, consisting of 133 ½ acres, located at the mouth of French's Creek.

Mr. Thomas Nelsestuen has added to the improvements on the farm, having put up a good barn and silo and done other work increasing the value of the property. He has disposed of his Canadian and North Dakota holdings, but is a stockholder in the Ettrick & Northern Railroad Company, the Scandinavian Insurance Company and the Ettrick Farmers' Telephone Company.

June 23, 1909 Mr. Thomas P Nelsestuen was united in marriage with Julia Ofsdahl, who was born in Ettrick Township, daughter of Peter and Ingeborg (Holmen) Ofsdahl, whose parents were Norwegians, her father being born in Biri, Norway, October 27, 1835 and her mother February 1, 1835.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nelsestuen are members of the Lutheran church; in politics he is a Republican.

The siblings of Thomas P Nelsestuen are: Ole of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; Tillie, widow of Siver Twesme; Minnie, now Mrs. H. Gangnon of Superior, Wisconsin; Clara, now Mrs. Lewis Twesme of Superior, Wisconsin; Peter of South Beaver Creek, Ettrick Township and John and Otto of Minneapolis.

HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY – 1917


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  • Created by: Cyndi Berg Jearman
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153863337
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Peter Nelsestuen (8 Jan 1876–Oct 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153863337, citing French Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Ettrick, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Cyndi Berg Jearman (contributor 48225207) .