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Logan County Pioneers:

Bernhard Nelson, Fleming
 

Bernhard cash-claimed a quarter in 19, 8N 49W in 1891.

John L. Nelson proved up a quarter in 17, 8N 49W in 1894.


Not necessarily related to Andrew Earl Nelson who homesteaded a few miles south,.
On March 18, 1880 Andrew Nelson and Rosetta F. Melvin married in DeWitt County, Illinois.
Nellie A. Nelson was born to them in Weldon, Illinois on April 21, 1883. dying as Nellie Hicks in 1976.
In 1900 Logan County, Andrew, born August 1840 in Sweden, Rosettie April 1862 Illinois, Nellie A. April 1883 Illinois, ALma M. Oct 1885 Illinois, Bessie G. May 1890 Illinois, and Andrew E. Sept 1895 Colorado.

Andrew Earl Nelson 1840-1926 is buried in Haxtun. He was born in Sweden, and in 1880 DeWitt County, Illinois is farming, 30, married to Rosetta 19 born in Illinois.

Earle Nelson registered for WWII in Fleming, born September 26, 1895 at Fleming.

Earle Andrew Nelson 1895-1994 is buried in Haxtun.
"Mr. Nelson was born Sept. 26, 1895 on the homestead in Logan County southeast of Fleming. He received his elementary education at rural school near his home and then attended high school in Sterling. After graduating he started farming and lived on and farmed and ranched the land homesteaded by his father most of his life. He married Audrey Greeman, who was teaching school in the area, May 1, 1918 at the First Baptist Church in Sterling. The couple first made their home on the farm. From 1928 to 1937 Mr. Nelson worked for Denver Elevator Co., and the family lived in Sterling, Fleming, Dailey, Snyder and Paoli before moving back to their farm home. While living in Paoli, he served as town clerk in 1937.. In 1936 Mr.Nelson, along with the two others began work on rural electrification which lead to the start of Highline Electric Association in Holyoke. He also helped bring power to the Fleming area."

Ralph Hicks is on the same page as the Nelson family in 1900 Logan County.

In 1910 Logan County, Ralph L. Hicks and Nellie Hicks have been married eight years, with Eugene 3 born in Colorado. Nellie has nad two children, one living.

They're in Douglas County, Colorado in 1920, with Eugene C. 13 and Stanley E. 8.

In 1920 the four of them are in San Bernardino, California. Ralph is a carpenter, Eugene an electrician.

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