1863–1949

Sep­tem­ber 20, 1863, Swe­den.

June 18, 1949, Man­ka­to, Min­ne­so­ta.

First Lu­ther­an Ce­me­te­ry, Grove City, Min­ne­so­ta.

Emigrating to Amer­i­ca in 1883, Nel­son in­i­tial­ly worked as a farm la­bor­er.

He earned a de­gree from Gus­ta­vus Adolph­us Col­lege, St. Pe­ter, Min­ne­so­ta, in 1890, did gra­du­ate work at Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty, gra­du­at­ed from Au­gus­ta­na Se­mi­na­ry, and was or­dained in 1898.

He served as a Lu­ther­an min­is­ter in Es­can­a­ba, Mi­chi­gan; Wau­ke­gan, Il­li­nois; New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut; Man­is­tique and Thomp­son, Mi­chi­gan; and Clear Lake and Gib­bon, Min­ne­so­ta.

He served on the board of Upp­sa­la Col­lege (now closed), East Or­ange, New Jer­sey (1904–06); as sec­re­ta­ry of the Su­per­i­or Con­fer­ence of the Au­gus­ta­na Sy­nod for nine years; and on the board of ed­u­ca­tion (1922–24).

  1. Jesus, Lord and Pre­cious Sav­ior
  2. Praise the Lord, Each Tribe and Na­tion
  3. Praise the Sav­ior, Now and Ev­er
  4. Prepare the Way, O Zi­on!
  5. Strait Is the Gate to All That Come

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