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.