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Transcribed biography of Carl William Nelson

CARL WILLIAM NELSON - One of the proprietors of the Calumet Garage and widely known through this part of the state as a successful distributor of the Studebaker car, Carl William Nelson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 3, 1887, the son of Carl P. and Mathilda (Nelson) Nelson, both of whom were natives of Smaland. They came to America in 1888 and settled in Hobart, Indiana, where they engaged in farming. To them were born Carl and Clara. The father passed away in 1912 at the age of fifty-six. Carl W. Nelson attended the Chesterton High School, and after his graduation served with the Inland Steel Company of Indiana Harbor. After this association he became an electrician at Miller, Indiana, and later engaged in farming. In February, 1924, he established the Calumet Garage in association with F. A. Johnson, and in 1925 acquired Mr. Johnson's interest by purchase. In December of the same year he sold an interest in the business to Elmer Sandberg. The firm serves as sole distributor of the Studebaker Corporation in Chesterton and Porter, handling a full line of parts and accessories. The storage capacity allows the extension of that service in addition to the usual mechanical facilities. Mr. Nelson has other interests, among which is farming. He is generally appraised as being one of the progressive young business men of this community.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 510

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