NELSON In America
gen 1 Jonas Hansson, born October 9th, 1803 in Glava Parish Sweden
gen2 Nils Jonasson September 5th, 1839 in Järnskog Parish Sweden
Married August 13th, 1871 Wife:
Maria Nilsdotter, born August 11th, 1848 in Köla Parish Sweden
gen 3 Albert, born September 17th, 1871 in Köla Parish Sweden Migrated in 1890 to US
Amelia Nottestad Anderson b 1872 d 1958
gen 4 Arnold Rafael Nelson 03 Jan 1898 - Dec 1977 Ruth (Thompson) Nelson
Swedish migration to North American began in 1638, just eighteen years after the landing of the "MAYFLOWER." Unlike the Pilgrim Fathers, the Swedes were not religious dissenters but rather an organized group of colonizers. They had been sent out by the government in Stockholm in order to establish a colony under the Swedish crown in Delaware. The era of NEW SWEDEN ended in 1655, when the colony was lost to the Dutch. But the original settlers remained and kept up their language and culture for a long time. Many of the descendants of the Delaware Swedes became distinguished fighters for freedom in the war against England in 1776. One of them was JOHN MORTON, who gave the decisive vote for independence at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. JOHN HANSON was the name of another Delaware Swede. In 1781 he was elected president of "the United States in Congress assembled" and thus preceded George Washington as the highest office holder of the new nation. Most likely these and other civil leaders and soldiers of Swedish descent, e.g. Count Axel von Fersen, influenced the Swedish decision to recognize the U.S. and to sign a peace and trade treaty with the new nation in 1783.
|Albert Nilson born September 17 1871 in Köla Parish near Böda Amortfos Sweden immigrated to America at age 19 in 1890. Albert had many siblings who would later migrate to Berlin New Hampshire .|
My Sister Rebecca , Myself and my Nelson Cousins are 3rd generation Swedish/Norwegian Descendants in America on my fathers side. My Grandfather Arnold Rafael Nelson was the first Generation born in America. He was born on 03 Jan 1898 in Berlin New Hampshire Coos County. His father Albert Nilson born September 17 1871 in Köla Parish near Böda Amortfos Sweden immigrated to America at age 19 in 1890. Albert had many siblings who would later migrate to Berlin New Hampshire . He was the first Nelson of our line to arrive in New Hampshire . He settled in to Berlin New Hampshire with his brother Nils Nilson and two sisters who came over in 1892. Albert died in 1901 at age 29 of Typhoid complications.
|Young Albert married 19 year old Amelia Nottestad - Anderson (Amelia Anderson Nottestad of Norway) on his birthday September 17, 1892 this is a transcript of the Marriage record as recorded in the vital records at Coos County New Hampshire:||
Amelia Nottestad Anderson b 1872 d 1958 Immigrated at age 13 in 1884
From the Coos County News paper September 1892:
"Albert Nilson, age 21, a laborer born in Sweden, son of Nels. Yonerson and Mary Nelson married Emily Anderson, age 19, daughter of Anders Anderson and Amulte Anderson on September 17, 1892 in Berlin, NH USA by the Rev. J. H. Lawrence, the first permanent pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Berlin, NH. St. Paul is located in the heart of the "Norwegian Village" section on Berlin. "
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