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Johan NEILSON, jeweler in Christiania
Posted by: David Thomas (ID *****1752) Date: October 13, 2008 at 19:46:04
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I'm looking for information on the ancestry or descendants of Johan NEILSON, who was a jeweler in Christiania (Oslo). With his wife, Olava HESSE (b. Denmark), they had eight children; one daughter and seven sons. We have names of five of them and know that at least three emigrated to the US:

Alfred W NELSON, b. Mar 1858, Christiania, Norway. Immigrated 1886.
m. 1886 to Mary Jane FREEMAN of Nova Scotia. Lived in
Brooklyn; worked as a club steward and hotel manager.
No children.

Marcus Johan NELSON, b. Aug 1863, Christiania, Norway. Immigrated 1884.
m. 1887 to Mary Emma WENZEL, a German immigrant. Lived in
Waterbury, Connecticut; Worked for Waterbury Watch Co.
Three children. Great-grandfather of this writer.

Octavius E NELSON, b. Oct 1865, Christiania, Norway. Immigrated 1886.
m. 1892 to Inga (unknown), b. Norway. Lived in Brooklyn;
operated a jewelry store. No children.

Magnus NEILSON -- Had a son named Hesse, no grandchildren.

Jens NEILSON -- Died young.

If anyone has any more information on this family, either ancestors or descendants, it would be much appreciated. I have a few pictures to share.


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