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John P. and Emma Nelson

Husband's Full Name:  John P. Nelson

Husband's Place of Birth:  Norway

Husband's Father's Name: unknown

Husband's Mother's Name: unknown

Husband's Siblings' Names: unknown

Wife's Full Name:  Emma Miller Nelson

Wife's Place of Birth:  Smaland, Sweden

Wife's Father's Name:  Miller

Wife's Mother's Name:  unknown

Wife's Siblings' Names:  Alma Miller Erickson

Children's Names: Hilda, Edith (Carl Carlson), Henry, Arthur (Emma Larson)


Emma came to America from Smaland, Sweden with her parents when she was nine years of age.  She grew to womanhood at Winthrop, Minnesota, and then went to Bismarck as a young lady where she married John P. Nelson. 


John and Emma were married on November 24, 1883. They homesteaded on a farm north of Manfred in 1894, and lived there until August 1917 when they moved to Manfred.  John passed away in December 1918. She continued to reside in Manfred, ND until time of her death, except for several years spent with her daughter Hilda in Minneapolis. In Manfred they lived in what was later known as the Ostrem house. 


Emma died on November 21, 1941 at her home in Manfred and was laid to rest on Tuesday, November 25th. 


Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran Church in Manfred with Rev. J. M. Langseth officiating; interment was made in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Benson, Emil Nelson, Martin Moen, Wm. Abrahamson, Knute Nelson and Ole Rudi.

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