Anton was born on 12 August 1892 in Minnesota to Nels and Pernille L. Hovland Nelson. Anton's known siblings: John Edward, Oscar Anton, Annie Helmine, Lawrence (1884-1895), Alfred Henry, Anton (1890-1890), and Lawrence Nicolai.
Anton served as a Private in the 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Although the particulars haven't been found, he died in France on 25 October 1918.
Anton is buried at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Moorhead.
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Ole was born in 1841 in Norway. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 6th Iowa Cavalry on 27 October 1862 and mustered out on 17 October 1865 in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1890 Veterans Schedule he is living in Moorhead. He started receiving his pension on 9 August 1890 in Minnnesota and his wife, Carrie, started receiving a widow's pension on 29 June 1914. Ole died on 6 June 1914 and is buried in East Wild Rice Lutheran Cemetery in Twin Valley, Norman County. Burial.
From the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Civil War Database:
NELSON, OLE IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 27 Oct 1862. Mustered 27 Oct 1862. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Post war: Married in 1866 to Emily Johnson. Member GAR Post No 67, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota. Died 6 Jun 1914. Sources: (ISW-IV p1207) (Otter Tail County Historical Society, Fergus Falls, Minnesota) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)


Although Ole was buried with the above name, records for him can also be found under Oley Oleson, Ole Olson Ness, and Oley Olson. He was born 1836 in Norway. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 9th Iowa Cavalry Regiment on 6 August 1863 in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa and was mustered out on 3 February 1866 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Ole started receiving his pension on 6 August 1890, when he was living in Tansem, and his wife Ellen M. started receiving a widow's pension on 26 May 1908. Ole died 23 December 1907 and is buried in Otter Tail County. Burial, Tombstone Picture.


Thomas was born about 1844 in Wisconsin.
He enlisted as a Corporal from Argyle, Wisconsin at Darlington, Wisconsin on 11 August 1862 in Company E, 31st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. He was mustered out on 20 June 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. In the 1890 Veterans Census he is living in Clay County. He started drawing his pension on 16 February 1889.
Thomas was living in Barnesville when he was admitted to the Milwaukee Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 4 August 1913. His next of kin was listed as his sister, Adalene Waddington. Thomas died there on 7 January 1916 at 72/73 years of age and is buried at the Wood National Cemetery. Cause of death was influenza, lobar pneumonia.
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Emery was born in 1836 in New York. He enlisted as a private on 14 August 1962 in the 8th Regiment, Company K. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 September 1864. He was discharged on 11 July 1865. He started drawing his pension on 23 January 1897 and then his widow, Isabella, started receiving it on 11 Apr 1913. Both pensions applied for from Minnesota. His family in both the 1900 and 1910 census reports indicate Glyndon as their residence. On 14 December 1999 he was appointed Glyndon Postmaster. Emery died in Glyndon on 18 March 1913. Obituary. Burial, Tombstone Picture.