Bio: Nelson, Albert (Family)

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Surnames: Wing, Nelson, Schultz, Heimes, Bremer 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 05/28/1953 

History of Abbotsford By F. B. Wing 

The Albert Nelson Family 

Originally, the Albert Nelson farm consisted of three 40’s running north and south and located across the road from the west village limits of Abbotsford. It was railroad grant land purchased by Nels Nelson during the year 1877. He traded this land to his brother, Henry, for a wagon and a team of horses. 

Nels Nelson will be remembered as the stone mason who rode to and from his work on a bicycle and who laid the cornerstone at the armory. 

Henry Nelson spent a year in Minnesota where he met and married Anna Hanson, of Faribault. Twins were born to them. One died soon after birth and was buried at Faribault. They came back to their land and started clearing off the solid, heavy timber and built a house of logs. A few months later, the other twin died and was buried in the Colby cemetery. 

Henry made railroad ties and cut wood into four foot lengths and piled it along the railroad track, for use in firing the wood burning engines. Later the north forty, known as the Chris Bremer farm, was sold. The Henry Nelsons had six other children, besides the twins. 

Isabelle married Bill Schultz and they ran the Adams hotel for some time. Oliver married Anna Heimes, *** Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription. 



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