- Birth Date
- 26 January 1828
- Death Date
- 4 March 1921
Nels Christian Nelson
Son of Soren Nelson and Christiana Hailsen Larsen Nelson. His birth is verified by the Flade, Denmark parish register as 26 Jan. His death date is verified by the Eastern Idaho Death Records Database. When Nels and his wife, Karen Catherine Jensen Nelson, embarked for America on the ship John J. Boyd in 1855, they had a one-year-old daughter named Kirstine Marie. Family Tree says that this child died en route and was buried at sea but her name appears on the list of passengers arriving in New York. On the ship manifest the family surname is spelled "Nielsen" and Nels' given name is spelled "Niels." He and his wife crossed the Atlantic with his parents and siblings on the ship John J. Boyd arriving at New York on 15 February 1856. While Soren and the rest of the family continued on to Utah, Nels and Catherine remained in Council Bluffs for about two years while he helped to build handcarts.
- Age at Departure: 29
- Head of Household
- Dunford, Mary Nelson, Application for Membership, The Society of Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1 June 1924 [for Nels Christian Nelson and Katharine Johnsen Nelson, 1857].
- Eastern Idaho Death Records Database.
- Find a Grave (Website)
- Parish Register of Flade, Hjorring, Denmark.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America