Ole Tergerson Nystel

Ole Tergerson Nystel

Birth
Death 18 Nov 1930 (aged 77)
Burial Clifton, Bosque County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 23232980 · View Source
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Ole first married Syrine Hoel about 1872. They had one child, Signe Amelia Nystel, before Syrine's untimely death in 1877. He then married Annie Olena Anderson on 6 Mar 1879 in Bosque County, Texas. Together, they had 10 children, five males and five females. (Furnished by Bill Plies)

Ole T. Nystel moved with his family to the Norse community in Bosque County, Texas in 1866, little knowing that he would figure in a historic happening a year or so later. As a fourteen-year-old boy, he was traveling with a neighbor, Karl Questad (himself a historically important figure in the area), to cut cedar at the nearby mountain known as Key Mountain. These two were attacked by a band of Comanche braves, and both were wounded. Questad escaped, but Nystel was captured and held by the Indians for some three months.

He wrote a book about his experiences with the Comanches, "Lost and Found-Three Months with the Wild Indians" in 1888. In 1890, Nystel helped found the Norse Seventh Day Adventist Church, in which cemetery his remains are interred. (Furnished by Don Oftendahl)



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  • Maintained by: Abby Streight Birdwell
  • Originally Created by: Don Oftedahl
  • Added: 3 Dec 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23232980
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ole Tergerson Nystel (4 Jan 1853–18 Nov 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23232980, citing Norse Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cemetery, Clifton, Bosque County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Abby Streight Birdwell (contributor 46993729) .