NELSON, Andrew

MN 2nd Inf Co F. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born “Andrew Nilsen Qvale” in 1846 in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled as a substitute for an uncle. Mustered 13 Jun 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment 11 Jul 1865. Post war: Took the name “Andrew N. Qualley”. In 1869, he married Betsy Morheim at Cresco, Iowa. Seven children. Moved to Davenport, Dakota Territory, in June 1879. Died 1925. Buried in Christiania Cemetery, Davenport Township, Cass County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p88) (MCIW p136) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory) (Paul T. Vangerud, Valley City, North Dakota) “Qualley, Andrew”