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Transcribed biography of Charles A. Nelson


Charles A. and Anna Nelson immigrated from Sweden in 1881, to the rural Hobart area. Their daughter Hedvig was about a year old at that time. A daughter Ella was born in 1882 and a son Carl C. was born in 1884. In the early 1900's they bought a farm in Westchester Township from the Boo Family. It was on Road 300 W., at a curve in the road, near a School House.As I remember, it must have been quite close to the Bailey homestead.

Dec. 3, 1903, daughter Hedvig was married to Rev. M. J. Lonner, pastor of Augsburg Lutheran Church of Porter. On Oct. 16, 1905 a son, Alvar, was born in the old parsonage in Porter. Alvar is married to Velma Hooseline and they reside in Hobart. Rev. Lonner is buried in the Augsburg Church Cemetery.

Daughter Ella was married to Axel R. (Coxey) Carlson of Hobart. They did not have any children. 'Coxey' would be remembered by many Wheeler and Crisman area Old-timers, as he delivered meats for the Gruel Meat Market.

Son Carl C. was married to Hilda Larson of Hobart. They were the parents of Ruth (Mrs. Arnold Claussen, Hebron), who still live on a small farm in Porter Township. Elinor, (Mrs. Francis Greener, Hobart), who is the owner of 'Elinor's' in Valparaiso. Carl and Hilda were also the parents of a son, Dr. C. Arthur Nelson, who was a resident of Valparaiso at the time of his death in 1974.

Submitted by Ruth Nelson

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 139

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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