Biografi for: Niels Kristian Nielsen

Kirkebog Staby sogn.
1887. Født 10 December. Niels Kristian Nielsen. Søn af Husmand Jens Kristian Nielsen og Hustru Kristine Knudsen, 24 Aar, Brondbjerg Mark.

1890 Denmark Census
Niels Kristian Nielsen. Age 2. Birth Date 1888. Birth Place Staby. Residence Date 1890. Residence Address Brumbjergsmark Hus. Residence Place Staby, Ringkøbing (Ringkobing), Danmark (Denmark). Relationship Barn (Child).
Household Members
Jens Kristian Nielsen 30, Kristine Knudsen 26, Ane Nielsine Nielsen 3, Niels Kristian Nielsen 2, Johannes Nielsen 1

1909 Udvandrede til USA. Senere fulgte flere brødre, "The Borberg Brothers".

Udvandrede 1909 til USA med Lusitania fra Liverpool, ankom til New York 20 marts 1909
I de amerikanske immigarations myndigheder papirer er Niels Kristian registreret som født i Denmark Staby. Han er på vej til at møde en ven i Illinois.

Nels Christian Nelsen, affectionately known as "Pa," was born December 10, 1887 in Ulfborg Denmark. He was the son of Jens and Kristina Knudsen Borberg. He came from Denmark in 1906, living in Morris, Illinois for a time before settling in Audubon County. Jens P. Johansen er formentlig den, der året før udrejste fra "Jutland" med Councill Bluffs som Final Destination"og" going to join a relative i Audobon, Iowa, a "Friend Jens P. ?Johansen?, Audobon Illinois" og iøvrigt med "Condition of Helth, Mental and Physical, Good".
Source: 1.

Bob Nelsen:
This is my grandfather, Nels Christian Nelsen (center of the top row) from the cover photo. All of his family referred to him as "Pa". He immigrated to the United States in 1906 and moved to Morris, Illinois. A few years later Pa’s father, Jens Christian Nielsen changed the family name to Borbjerg. Borbjerg is the town in Denmark where Pa’s father was raised. That is why uncles Christian and Viggo mentioned on this Facebook page took the Borbjerg name, but Pa kept the Nelsen (the i was dropped from Nielsen) name because he had already immigrated and was established in the US as Nelsen. Pa’s father and mother (Kristine) raised their family in Ulfborg, Denmark. Pa married Katherine Jensen in the US in 1910. Katherine (her family referred to her as "Ma") had immigrated from Vester Alling, Denmark, but she and Pa didn’t meet until they were in the US. Pa and Ma settled on a farm near Brayton, Iowa, and raised their family of 10 children. Early in their marriage, Pa farmed the land where they lived and was also employed by a creamery in Brayton. He collected cream from local farmers and earned the name of "Cream Hauler Nels". I remember some of his neighbors still referring to him by that name when I was a boy. By the time I was a teenager (1960s), Pa had retired, and my dad had taken over the farming operation for him. I always enjoyed going to Pa’s farm to work. He was so easy going and never seemed to get upset about things. I remember asking his advice on cutting hay one day because the forecast was for rain. He said to go ahead and cut it, and I asked "What will we do if it rains, Pa?" Pa replied, "We’ll do like they did in the old country". Thinking I was about to gain a wealth of knowledge, I asked what they did in the old country. His reply was, "let it rain". I have many fond memories of Pa I could share, but I’ll save them for another time. I would like to hear some stories about Pa from other family members, so feel free to share.

1910 United States Federal Census
Iowa, Audobon, Exira Township, District 0021 (4 of 39). Enumerated 12 May.
Nels Nelson. Age in 1910 22. Birth Year 1888. Birthplace Denmark. Home in 1910 Exira, Audubon, Iowa. Immigration Year1909. Relation to Head of House Partner

Katherine Jensen Nelsen, "Ma," was born March 29, 1886 in Vester Alling Denmark.
They were married on June 18, 1910 in Audubon. They moved to their farm in Benton Township (Cass County) in 1918 and lived there until Ma's death in 1969. Pa
passed away in Atlantic on June 19, 1975.
They had 11 children (including one son who died in infancy).

1910 Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996
Name Niels Nelson. Marital Status Single. Birth Date1888. Birth Place Denmark. Marriage Date18 Jun 1910. Marriage Place Audubon, Iowa. Marriage Age 22. FatherJens Christian Nelsen. Mother Christine Knudsen. Spouse Kathrine Jensen.
Household Members
Niels Nelson, Christine Knudsen, Jens Christian Nelsen, Kathrine Jensen, Ann Kathrine Johannsen, Jens Nelsen.

1920 Census
Name: Nels C Nelson. Age: 32. Birth Year: abt 1888. Birthplace: Denmark. Home in 1920: Benton, Cass, Iowa. House Number: Farm. Residence Date: 1920. Immigration Year: 1908. Relation to Head of House: Head. Marital status: Married. Spouse's name: Cathrine Nelson. Father's Birthplace: Denmark. Mother's Birthplace: Denmark. Native Tongue: Danish. Able to Speak English: No. Occupation: Farmer. Industry: Farm. Employment Field: Own Account. Home Owned or Rented: Own. Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged. Naturalization Status: Alien. Able to Read: Yes. Able to Write: Yes.
Household Members: Nels C Nelson 32, Cathrine Nelson 33, Abbie C Nelson 8, Mable C Nelson 6, George W Nelson 4, Edna M Nelson 2, Morice N Nelson 1.

1925 Census
Name: Nels C Nelsen. Age: 37. Birth Year: abt 1888. Birth Place: Denmark. Residence Date: 1 Jan 1925. Residence Place: Benton, Cass, Iowa, USA. Relation to Head: Head. Marital status: Married. Spouse: Kathrina Nelsen. Father: Jens C Nelsen. Father Age: 65. Father Birth Year: abt 1860. Father Birth Place: Denmark. Mother: Kristina Nelsen. Mother Birth Place: Denmark. Parents' Marriage Place: Denmark.
Household Members: Nels C Nelsen 37, Kathrina Nelsen 38, Abbie Nelsen 13, Mable Nelsen 11, George Nelsen 9, Edna Nelsen 7, Morris Nelsen 6, Folmar Nelsen 2, Baby Nelsen 1 (Norma!).

1930 Census
Name: Nels C Nelson. Birth Year: abt 1888. Birthplace: Denmark. Marital status: Married. Relation to Head of House: Head. Home in 1930: Benton, Cass, Iowa, USA.
Dwelling Number: 23, Home Owned or Rented: Owned. Radio Set: No. Lives on Farm: Yes. Age at first Marriage: 22. Attended School: No. Able to Read and Write: Yes. Father's Birthplace: Denmark. Mother's Birthplace: Denmark. Language Spoken: Danish. Immigration Year: 1909. Naturalization: Alien. Able to Speak English: Yes. Occupation: Farmer. Industry: General Farm. Class of Worker: Working on own account. Employment: Yes.
Household Members: Nels C Nelson 42, Katrina Nelson 44, George W Nelson 15, Mabel K Nelson 16, Edna M Nelson 13. Morris N Nelson 11, Peter F Nelson 8, Norma A Nelson 5, Beulah R Nelson 3, Virginia Nelson 1.

1940 Census
Name: Nel C Nelson, Age: 52, Estimated birth year: abt 1888, Gender: Male, Race: White, Birthplace: Denmark, Marital status: Married,
Relation to Head of House: Head, Home in 1940: Benton, Cass, Iowa, Farm: Yes, Inferred Residence in 1935: Benton, Cass, Iowa, Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes, Citizenship: Having first papers, Occupation: Farming, House Owned or Rented: Owned, Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 400, Attended School or College: No, Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade, Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 50, Class of Worker: Working on own account, Weeks Worked in 1939: 49, Income: 0, Income Other Sources: Yes,
Household Members:
Nel C Nelson 52, Katherine Nelson 54, Morris N Nelson 21, Folmar Nelson, 18, Noma Nelson 15, Beaula Nelson 13, Virginia Nelson, 11, Maryann Nelson 7,
Marline Ackers 4, Mable Ackers 26.

1950 Census.
Nels C Nielsen. Age: 62. Birth Date: abt 1888. Gender: Male. Birth Place: Denmark. Marital Status: Married. Relation to Head of House: Head. Residence Date: 1950. Home in 1950: Benton, Cass, Iowa, USA. Farm: Yes. Citizenship: No. Occupation. Category: Working. Worked Last Week: Yes. Worker Class: Private.
Household Members
Nels C Nielsen 62 Head, Katharine Nielsen, 64 Wife, Mary A Nielsen 17 Daughter.

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name Nels C. Nelsen. Birth Date1887. Death Date 1975. Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery. Burial or Cremation Place Anita, Cass County, Iowa, United States of America. Has Bio? N. Spouse Katherine Nelsen.