- Birth Date
- 24 January 1845
- Death Date
- 17 October 1935
He was later known as Christian Nelsen.The family's surname is listed as "Christensen" in some of the the Forsgren Company records.
His surname is listed as "Christiansen" on the 1853 Forest Monarch ship manifest.
- Age at Departure: 8
- Age at Departure: 21
- Out-and-Back Teamster
- 1900 United States Federal Census.
- Captain Henry Chipman's Train, Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company church trains accounts, 1861-1868.
- "Christian Nelsen, Pioneer of 1853 Passes Away," Davis County Clipper, 18 Oct. 1935, 1.
- Early Missionary Database
- Manuscript history of the John E. Forsgren Emigrating Company, circa 1930, 18-35.
- Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1959, Volume 1.
- Rebaptisms in Great Salt Lake Valley: 1847-1854 : index.
- William H. Chipman notebook, 1866.