NELSON, Thorsten

IA 1st Cav Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 19 Sep 1844 in Hadeland, Norway. Came to America with his parents in 1854, to Decorah, Winneshiek County. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 4 Jan 1864. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 15 Feb 1866, Austin, Texas. Post war: He was married in January 1866 to Julia Gulickson. Nine children. They came to Trondhjem Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in 1870. In 1907, they moved into the nearby town of Rothsay. He died 20 Dec 1924 at Noonan, North Dakota, while visiting several of his children who lived there. He was buried in South Immanuel Lutheran churchyard in Trondhjem Township. Sources: (ISW-IV p144) (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Weekly Jouirnal, 23 Apr 1880) (Obituary, The Rothsay, Minnesota, Enterprise, 25 Dec 1924, p 1) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Nelson, Torsten” “Nilson, Torsten”