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Nels A. Bengtsson

Nels cash-claimed a quarter in 6, 3N 48W in 1891, near a number of other 1890-1891 claimants.

Possible relative - Charles A. Bengtson claimed land in 8N 44W ((Philips County, about thirty mils northeast) in 1891.
Grace Gaddis is in Victor, Colorado in 1910, age 8, born in Colorado, with parents Howard and Adriana Gaddis, both 36.

He might be the Nels A. Bengtson who married Grace L. Gaddis in Pueblo, Colorado September 3, 1918. He was 42, she was 17.
Nels registered for WWI in Victor Colorado, born January 2, 1876, a mill operator, naturalized., with grace.
This matches the birth record of Nils, born to Bengt Jonsson and Signild Andersdotter in Agnshult, Virestad on Janaury 2, 1876.

In 1920 Victor, Grace Bengtson is 18, married but no spouse, stil lliving with her parents.
Grace L. Bengtson and Nels Axel Bengtson divorced in Denver in 1921.

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