Notes

[NI001] 1868, December 14 Vardø, Norway; birthdate
1869, February 7 Vardø, Norway; baptism
1872 Bergen, Norway, age 3; emigrates to America with parents Hans and Karoline and younger brother Carl Johan
1872 Copper City, MI; emigrated from Bergen, Norway
1876 Rural Baltic, SD, age 7; family homesteads virgin prairie in the valley of the Big Sioux River; lived in sod house south of Stordahl Cemetery
1898, November 2 Dell Rapids, SD, age 29; married Margaret May Wilcox
1898/9 Sioux Falls, SD; laborer with the BCR&N RR (Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railroad), boarded at 631 6th Avenue in the Galesburg neighborhood, home of John Anderson
1899, July 6 Flandreau, SD, age 30; birth of first child, Lillymae
1900 Colman, SD;
1901/2 Sioux Falls, SD; bartender employed by Edward Nelson at retail liquor, billiard, and pool establishment, 219-221 South Phillips Avenue (now the Carpenter Hotel); boarded at 217 1/2 South Phillips Avenue (West side between 10th and 11th)
1903, December 10 Sioux Falls, SD, age 34; birth of second child, Laura Belle
1904/5 Sioux Falls, SD; bartender at 221 South Phillips; boarded at 707 South 3rd Avenue (three houses north of the railroad tracks on the west side of 3rd), in the Galesburg neighborhood, home of employer Edward Nelson
1905/6 Sioux Falls, SD; bricklayer, boarded at 707 South 3rd Avenue, home of Edward and Christina Nelson
1906 (?) Sioux Falls, SD (?), age 38; birth of third child, Arnold Henry
Minneapolis, MN; lived in Seven Corners neighborhood per Lilymae
1911, May 8 Rural Baltic, SD, age 42; death of father Hans at age 68
1912 Sioux Falls, SD; car operator, boarded at 1001 North Main Avenue
1912 (?) Duluth, MN (?), age 43; death of only son Arnold at age 6, from diptheria
1914 Sioux Falls, SD; foreman, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, boarded at 405 Mabel Street (NW corner of East 7th and Mabel), home of W.F. Weins
1916/7 Sioux Falls, SD; rail car inspector, Milwaukee Railroad, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th Avenue), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1917, December 1 Sioux Falls, SD; marriage of daughter Lilymae to Earl Kipp
1918 Sioux Falls, SD; rail car repairman, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1919 Sioux Falls, SD; foreman, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1923, October 23 Dell Rapids, SD, age 54; death of mother Karoline at age 75
1933, July 19 Rapid City, SD, age 64; death at 10:00 AM from liver cancer, at 130 Main Street (Home)
1933, July Rural Baltic, SD; burial at Stordahl Lutheran Cemetery

"My mother Margret, Maggie, May, Wilcox, married Anton Nelson from Dell Rapid's, S.D. My Dad was born in Norway & came to America with his Mom, Dad & little brother." -- Lily Mae Kipp letter

"She [Laura] said after the war he [William Wilcox] leased land in or near Flandreau and became a farmer. He later bought land for each of his children except "Maggie & Tony" because "Tony wasn't the kind to settle down"! -- Iris Rook letter on conversation with Laura Nelson Carlson

STATSARKIVET I TROMSO

FAMILY INFORMATION.

"Your great grandfather Anton Nikolai was baptized on 7 February 1869 in Vardø. His birthday is in the church registers for Vardø (no. 4, (1860-1870) page 58, no.4) stated to be on 14 December 1868, and his parents were Musketer Hans Nilsen and his wife Gustava Karoline Andersdatter, Vardø."

Sylvi Olaisen, e.f. 11.02.1994

[NI002] 1880, July 12 Berlin, Green Lake County, WI; born, fifth child of William Wilcox and Sarah Jane Luce
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 7; moved with family from Wisconsin
1898, November 2 Dell Rapids, SD, age 18; married Anton Nickolai (Tony) Nelson
1898/9 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a laborer with the BCR&N RR (Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railroad), boarded at 631 6th Avenue in the Galesburg neighborhood, home of John Anderson
1899, July 6 Flandreau, SD, age 18; birth of first child, Lillymae
1900 Colman, SD;
1901/2 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a bartender employed by Edward Nelson at retail liquor, billiard, and pool establishment, 219-221 South Phillips Avenue (now the Carpenter Hotel); boarded at 217 1/2 South Phillips Avenue (West side between 10th and 11th)
1903, December 10 Sioux Falls, SD, age 23; birth of second child, Laura Belle
1904/5 Sioux Falls, SD; boarded at 707 South 3rd Avenue (three houses north of the railroad tracks on the west side of 3rd), in the Galesburg neighborhood, home of employer Edward Nelson
1905/6 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a bricklayer, boarded at 707 South 3rd Avenue, home of Edward and Christina Nelson
1906 (?) Sioux Falls, SD (?), age 26; birth of third child, Arnold Henry
Minneapolis, MN; lived in Seven Corners neighborhood per Lilymae
1912 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a car operator, boarded at 1001 North Main Avenue
1912 (?) Duluth, MN (?), age 32; death of only son Arnold at age 6, from diptheria
1914 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a foreman, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, boarded at 405 Mabel Street (NW corner of East 7th and Mabel), home of W.F. Weins
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 34; death of mother, Sarah Jane Luce, at age 71
1916/7 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a rail car inspector, Milwaukee Railroad, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th Avenue), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1917, December 1 Sioux Falls, SD, age 37; marriage of daughter Lilymae to Earl Kipp
1918 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a rail car repairman, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1918, May 28 TX, age 37; birth of first grandchild, Clinton Jerome Kipp
1919 Sioux Falls, SD; Tony a foreman, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1929, August 31 Flandreau, SD, age 49; death of father, William Wilcox, age 86
1933, July 19 Rapid City, SD, age 53; death of estranged husband Tony, age 64
1972, May 5 Silverton, ID; death from multiple causes at age 91
1972, May 8 Murray, ID; buried next to Louis Sipe


"My mother, Margret, Maggie, May Wilcox married Anton Nelson from Dell Rapid's, S.D." -- Lily Mae Kipp letter

"She [Laura] said after the war he [William Wilcox] leased land in or near Flandreau and became a farmer. He later bought land for each of his children except "Maggie & Tony" because "Tony wasn't the kind to settle down"! " -- Iris Rook letter on conversation with Laura Nelson Carlson

Location of Death - Shoshone Nursing Home, Silverton, ID
Time of Death - 4:45 AM, 5 May 1972.

[NI003] 1900 Colman, SD;
1901/2 Sioux Falls, SD; father a bartender employed by Edward Nelson at retail liquor, billiard, and pool establishment, 219-221 South Phillips Avenue (now the Carpenter Hotel); boarded at 217 1/2 South Phillips Avenue (West side between 10th and 11th)
1904/5 Sioux Falls, SD; family boarded at 707 South 3rd Avenue (three houses north of the railroad tracks on the west side of 3rd), in the Galesburg neighborhood, home of father's employer Edward Nelson
1912 Sioux Falls, SD; father a car operator, boarded at 1001 North Main Avenue
1914 Sioux Falls, SD; father a foreman, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, boarded at 405 Mabel Street (NW corner of East 7th and Mabel), home of W.F. Weins
1916/7 Sioux Falls, SD; father a rail car inspector, Milwaukee Railroad, boarded at 901 Dennis Avenue (now East 9th Avenue), home of C.E. Johnston, grocer
1917, December 1 Sioux Falls, SD; marriage to Earl Kipp
1995, June 6 Spearfish, SD; death at age 95
1995, July 10 Sundance, WY; Funeral Service, 10:00 AM at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rev Richard Kueck, officiating. Casketbearers: grandsons Clayton Crawford, David Crawford, Curtis Kipp, Rick Kipp, Kelly Petera, Earl Jay Rook.

[NI005] "I lost my little brother when he was 6 yr's old at Aberdeen, S.D. His name was Arnold." -- Lily Mae Kipp letter

"Arnold Henry "died at 6 yr's old" "My Brother" Duluth, Minn?" -- Lily Mae Kipp family chart notes

[NI006] 1843, June 30 New York; birth (pension notes location as "Swergle" and "Segal" County), to Harvey and Amanda Wilcox
1861 Waushara County, WI, age 18; his parents' home was burned and their Bible with family records lost
1862, August 23 Madison, WI, age 19; mustered in to Union Army for 3 years as a private, Company K, 20th Wisconsin Volunteers. "received $25.00 bounty and one month's advance pay." NOTE: "Name appears on roll as Gardiner B Wilcox."
1862, December 7 Prairie Grove, AR, age 19; wounded in action, Company K, 20th Wisconsin, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier
1863, August Near New Orleans, LA, age 20; contracted dysentery, purportedly due to exposure to and use of army food.
1863, August 18 30 day furlough from Company K, 20th Wisconsin
1865, July 14 Galveston, TX, age 22; mustered out of Union Army, Company K, 20th Wisconsin Volunteers. "$69/100 to be stopped for the loss of one cart Box Belt and Plate and one cart Box Plate"
1866, October 1 Green Lake County, WI, age 23 ; marries Sarah Jane Luce
1867, November 24Berlin, WI, age 24; birth of first child, Fred
1870, October 24 Berlin, WI, age 27; birth of second child, Walt
1873, September 14Berlin, WI, age 30; birth of third child, Eugenia
1878, November 1 Berlin, WI, age 35; birth of fourth child, Edward H.
1880, July 12 Berlin, WI, age 37; birth of fifth child, Margaret May
1885, September 15Berlin, WI, age 42; birth of Stanley (adopted?)
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 44; moves from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1890, c. South Dakota, age 46; marriage of daughter, Eugenia, age 17, to William "Wild Bill" Allen
1891, April 4 Flandreau, SD, age 47; filed for disability pension
1896, January 8 Flandreau, SD, age 52; death of son, Stanley, age 10
1898, November 2 Dell Rapids, SD; age 55; marriage of daughter, Margaret May, age 18, to Anton Nickolai Nelson
1903, March 19 South Dakota, age 59; second marriage of daughter, Eugenia, age 29, to John Crimmins
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 71; death of Sarah Jane, wife of 48 years
1922 South Dakota, age 79; death of grandson, Lloyd C., in shooting accident
1924, May 9 Flandreau, SD, age 80; suffers paralytic stroke, confined to bed
1929, August 31 Flandreau, SD, age 86 years, 2 months, 1 day; death at 6:00 am, at home on South Wind Street, from "the infirmities of age" with hemiplegia of 5 years duration listed as contributory cause.

"William, "Bill" Wilcox was my busy grandpa. He had a barn of nice horses, nice garden. He would loan his horses for those that wanted to ride horse back." -- Lily Mae Kipp letter

"She [Laura] said after the war he leased land in or near Flandreau and became a farmer. He later bought land for each of his children except "Maggie & Tony" because "Tony wasn't the kind to settle down"! William had a brother in Berlin, Wisconsin who Laura can remember him (Wm) taking Mom to go visit - Laura had to stay home! William suffered a stroke and was in a wheelchair before he died. Laura does not remember the year he died but is sure he is buried in Flandreau!" -- Iris Rook letter on conversation with Laura Nelson

"She [Laura] remembers him in battle of Pie Mtn." -- Iris Rook letter on conversation with Laura Nelson Carlson

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

"Personally came before me, a County Judge, in and for aforesaid County and State, Charles C. Tewksbury, 48 years old, Galla, S.D. and William B. Allen 27 years old, reside in Moody Co. S.D. Galla S. D. persons of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That they have personally known the above named claimant William H. Wilcox since July 1886, having and now living near neighbors, that they have observed claimant and from his appearance he was suffering with pain in his bowels and he frequently complained that he was in pain, he looked like a sick man, his face pale eyes collorless and he seemed in an exausted condition, those spell occurred two or three times a week, on one occasion affiant Charles C. Tewksbury saw claimnant bent over and seemed in great pain when said affiant supposed he had been kicked by a horse, but upon inquiry he learned it was pain in his claimants bowels that cause him to bend over so, his claimants physical condition has been growing worse from year to year and he is not able to perform manual labor more than 1/4 of the time.

they further declare that they have no interest in said case, and are not concerned in its prosecution."

-- Affidavit in support of pension application, 4 April, 1891

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Wisconsin
County of Green Lake

"Personally came before me, a Clerk of the Municipal court of the city and town of Berlin a court of record and for aforsaid County and State, Calvin L. Thomas, 39 years of age Residng in the town of Berlin Green Lake County Wis whoes Post Office address is Berlin Wisconsin person fo lawful age, who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I have known the above named William H. Wilcox from my infancy. And do well remember the time he returned from the Service in the army of the late war. he was then suffering from bowel complaint I went with him to Dr. A Everhart of Ripon Wis to be treated for his complaint and the doctor said it was ulceration of the bowels and treated him for the Same and I well know that by reason of his infirmity he was frequently from three to four times each year Confined to his bed I lived on the Same farm with him a part of the time and always a neighbor until he went to the State of South Dakota which was in the year 1887. to the best of my recollection

and he further declares that he has no interest in said case, and is not concerned in its prosecution."

-- Affidavit in support of pension application, 31 March 1891

AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIMANT
AS TO INABILITY TO FURNISH

State of South Dakota
County of Moody

In the pension claim of William H. Wilcox alias William Wilcox

Personally appeared before me, a County Judge in and for aforesaid County and State, William Wilcox late private, Company K. 20 Regiment Wis. Volunteers, now a resident of Galla, County of Moody, State of S. Dak, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares, in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:

That he is unable to comply with the requirements of the Pension Office as to furnishing the evidence of an officer or the first sergeant of his company showing origin of disease of bowels in the servie for the reason that he has repeatedly written at their last-known address but can get no reply and that he has written to Comrades to find out but no one seems to Know whether they are dead or alive also that he is unable to furnish the evidence of the surgeon of his regiment showing treatment in service as he is unable to locate him and believes he is dead, and cannot furnish medical evidence showing treatment since discharge as Drs Everhart and Dodson have no record or recollection of his case"

-- Affidavit in support of pension application, 28 March 1891

DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION
Under an act granting pensions to soldiers and sailors who are incapacitated for the performance of manual labor and providing for pensions to widows, minor children, and dependent parents.

State of South Dakota
County of Moody

"On this 17th day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety ______, personally appeared before me, G.D. Pratt, a County Judge in and for the County and State aforesaid, William H. Wilcox, aged 47 years, a resident of Midway, County of Moody, State of South Dakota, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical William H. Wilcox, who entered service during the War of the Rebellion under the name of William Wilcox on or about the 14th day of August, 1862, as Private in compny K of the 20th regiment of Wis, Inftry commanded by Howard Vandagrifts and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Galveston Texas, on or about the 14th day of July, 1865, by reason of in accordance of Gen. Order #64; that his personal description is as follows: Age, 47 years height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion light; hair, light; eyes, light. That he is now suffering from Rhumatism, Disease of Kidneys, Chronic Diarrhea & Piles. and that the said disability is of a permanent character, and is not the result of vicious habits, and that it incapacitates him from the performance of manual labor in such a degree as to render him unable to earn a support, and that this declaration is made for the purpose of being placed upon the pension roll, under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890. That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above."

-- Original pension application of 17 July 1890

AFFIDAVIT TO ORIGIN OF DISABILITY
To be executed by an officer or enlisted man of the soldier's company and regiment having personal knowledge of the circumstances under which the disability was incurred on account of which pension is claimed.

State of South Dakota
County of Minnehaha

"In the matter of the Pension claim of William H. Wilcox, Co. K, 20 Reg't Wis Vols, personally came before me, a Judge of the County Court in and for the County and State, George Proctor, of Minnehaha County, State of South Dakota, who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim that his age is 46 years; that he is the identical person who served as a Corporral in Co. K, 20th Reg't Wisconsin Volunteers, that on or about month August, 1863, while in the line of duty, and without fault or improper conduct on his part, at or near New Orleans, State of Louisanna said soldier incurred Dysentery by reason of Exposure and the use of army food which continued until discharge from the army in July 1865 and at that time saw disability had resulted in Chronic Diarrhea."

-- Affidavit to support pension claim, 3 December 1890


AFFIDAVIT TO ORIGIN OF DISABILITY
To be executed by an officer or enlisted man of the soldier's company and regiment having personal knowledge of the circumstances under which the disability was incurred on account of which pension is claimed.

State of Michigan
County of Newaygo

"In the matter of the Pension claim of William H. Wilcox, Co. K, 20 Reg't Wis Vols, personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the County and State, George L. Payson, of White Cloud, County of Newaygo, State of Michigan, who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim that his age is 45 years; that he is the identical person who served as a private in Co. K, 20th Reg't Wis. Vols. and knows the above soldier, who was a member of Co. K, 20th Reg't Wis, Vol; that on or about ____ day of ___, 186_; while in the line of duty, and without fault or improper conduct on his part, at or near ____, State of ____ said soldier incurred at New Orleans, La. 1863 he contracted disease of bowels from exposure and use of army food."

-- Affidavit to support pension claim, 31 December 1890

WAR DEPARTMENT
RECORD AND PENSION DIVISION

"The medical records show him as follows Wounded - at battle of Prairie Grove, AK, Dec. 7 1862; treated at various dates from Jan 5 to Aug 11 63. (No diagnosis); and at various dates from Sept. 4 to Nov. 4 1864 for Diarrhea & Int Fever .... Nothing additional found."

-- 26 December 1890


State of South Dakota
County of Moody

IN REGARD TO THE AGE OF WILLIAM WILCOX

"I William H. Wilcox, of the City of Flandreau, County of Moody and State of South Dakota, being duly sworn deposes and says.
That I was born in the State of New York on the 30th day of June in the Year 1843. That at the time of my enrollment in Co."K." 20th Reg. Wisconsin Infantry in Winnebago Co. Wisconsin. I was at that time 20 Years of age. Deponent further says that in 1861 in Waushara Co. Wisconsin his parents home was burned and their Bible with the family records therein was at that time burned, and for that reason it is now imposible to prove his age from the family records. Further, that if in a previous application for pension the record shows my birth to be on June 3rd 1842, it was a clerical error or a mistake. that the true date of my birth was June 30th, 1843.
In testimoney whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 26th day of November A. D. 1912.


DECLARATION FOR PENSION
Act of May 1, 1920

"..., that he was born June 30, 1844 in Segal County, New York

That he is the identical William H. Wilcox who enlisted August 14, 1862, at Osgosh, Wisconsin, under the name of William H. Wilcox, in Co. K, 20th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, and was honorably discharged July 14, 1865, at Galveston, Texas, after having served in the ... the Civil War.

That he has never served in any other War or Military Service.

That his personal description at time of first enlistment was as follows; ... complexion light; color of eyes light; color of hair light; that his occupation was farmer

That since leaving the service he has resided in Green Lake County, Wisconsin and Flandreau, South Dakota and his occupation has been farmer

That he has required the care and attention of someone for the past four years, but since May 9, 1924, he has required the constant and continious personal aid and attention of his daughter Mrs Eugene Crimmons and of his doctor, Dr. R.R. Fisk on account of the following disabilities; having suffered from a general run down physique and poor health, for the last four years and of recent date May 9, 1924, having sufferd from a paraletic stroke, which requires him to remain constantly in bed and under constant care of his attendants."

-- Pension Declaration of 18 June, 1924

[NI007] 1842, December 30 New York; birth,
1866, October 1 Green Lake County, WI, age 23; marries William Wilcox
1867, c. Flandreau, SD, age 24; moves from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1867, November 24Berlin, WI, age 24; birth of first child, Fred
1870, October 24 Berlin, WI, age 27; birth of second child, Walt
1873, September 14Berlin, WI, age 30; birth of third child, Eugenia
1878, November 1 Berlin, WI, age 35; birth of fourth child, Edward H.
1880, July 12 Berlin, WI, age 37; birth of fifth child, Margaret May
1885, September 15Berlin, WI, SD, age 42; birth of Stanley (adopted?)
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 44; moves from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1890, c. South Dakota, age 46; marriage of daughter, Eugenia, age 17, to William "Wild Bill" Allen
1891, April 4 Flandreau, SD, age 47; husband files for disability pension
1896, January 8 Flandreau, SD, age 53; death of son, Stanley, age 10
1898, November 2 Dell Rapids, SD; age 55; marriage of daughter, Margaret May, age 18, to Anton Nickolai Nelson
1903, March 19 South Dakota, age 60; second marriage of daughter, Eugenia, age 29, to John Crimmins
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 71; death from emphysema
1914, October 24 Flandreau, SD; burial at Flandreau Cemetery

"My lovely grandmother, Doctor Sarah Jane, Luce Wilcox was born in the eastern states. Also her education there. My grandmother was a doctor at the Indian School at Flandreau, S.D. Also for the public. At times, when she went out to the Indian School, she would take me along in her horse & buggy ride."
-- Lily Mae Kipp letter

"was grandma an O.B. delivery of Baby's? Dr Safford in flandreau said: is Sarah Jane there - She was- then the Dr said, "What do you want me for"?
-- Lily Mae Kipp notes

"Laura also believes Sara Luce Wilcox was a mid-wife instead of a Dr. - But is not sure!" -- Iris Rook letter on conversation with Laura Nelson Carlson

Time of Death - 11:00 AM, 22 October, 1914

[NI009] 1896, August 3 Alta, IA; birthdate
1917, December 1 Sioux Falls, SD; marriage to Lilymae Nelson
1923 Sioux Falls, SD; coach cleaner, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, renter at 519 South 6th Avenue, in Galesburg neighborhood
1926 Sioux Falls, SD; car repairman, Milwaukee Railway, Co., renter at 519 South 6th Avenue, in Galesburg neighborhood
1963, December 22 Sundance, WY; death from

[NI022] 1842, September 9 Hafslo Parish, Sogne, Norway; Birthdate
1868 Vardø, Finnmark, Norway; Musketeer in Norwegian Army
1868, October 18 Vardø, Finnmark, Norway, age 26; Marriage to Karoline Gustava Norstrom
1868, December 14 Vardø, Norway, age 26; birth of first child, Anton Nickolai
1870, December 23 Vardø, Norway, age 28; birth of second child, Carl Johan
1872 Bergen, Norway, age 30; emigrates to America with wife Karoline and sons Anton and Carl
1872 Copper City, MI; emigrated from Bergen, Norway
1873, November 13 Copper City, MI, age 31; birth of third child, Edward
1876 Rural Baltic, SD, age 33; homesteads virgin prairie in the valley of the Big Sioux River; lived in sod house south of Stordahl Cemetery
1876, June 9 Rural Baltic, SD, age 33; birth of fourth child, Waldemar
1878, July 7 Rural Baltic, SD, age 35; birth of fifth child, Theodore
1880, December 10 Rural Baltic, SD, age 38; birth of sixth child, William
1883, April 1 Rural Baltic, SD, age 40; birth of seventh child and first daughter, Hannah Elise
1885, February 16 Rural Baltic, SD, age 42; birth of eighth child, Emma Constance
1885, 21 October Rural Baltic, SD, age 43; death of son William at age of 4
1888, April 2 Rural Baltic, SD, age 45; birth of ninth child, Laura Marie
1890, May 1 Rural Baltic, SD, age 47; birth of tenth and final child, Mina Charlotte
1894, October 6 Minnehaha County, SD, age 52; birth of first grandchild, Henry Leonard, son of Carl Johan
1911, May 8 Rural Baltic, SD; Death at age 68, at 3:25 AM
1911, May 10 Rural Baltic, SD; Buried at Stordahl Lutheran Cemetery

"NELSON, HANS 1851-1911 born Norway (Sogn?) married to Carolina Gustava Nordstrom date unknown they had 2 children before coming to America in 1872. Settled at/near Calumet, Mich. Moved to SD 1876" -- Lily Mae Kipp notes, "FAMILY BIBLE RECORD"

"Twp. 104, Range 49, County of Minnehaha, Dakota Territory Hans and Gustava Nelson" -- Lily Mae Kipp notes, "1880 CENSUS RECORD, June 1"

[NI023] 1847, December 22 Norway; birthdate
1868, October 18 Vardø, Finnmark, Norway, age 20; Marriage to Hans Nelson
1868, December 14 Vardø, Norway, age 20; birth of first child, Anton Nickolai
1870, December 23 Vardø, Norway, age 23; birth of second child, Carl Johan
1872 Bergen, Norway, age 25; emigrates to America with husband Hans and sons Anton and Carl
1872 Copper City, MI; emigrated from Bergen, Norway
1873, November 13 Copper City, MI, age 25; birth of third child, Edward
1876 Rural Baltic, SD, age 28 and pregnant; homesteads virgin prairie in the valley of the Big Sioux River; lived in sod house south of Stordahl Cemetery
1876, June 9 Rural Baltic, SD, age 28; birth of fourth child, Waldemar
1878, July 7 Rural Baltic, SD, age 30; birth of fifth child, Theodore
1880, December 10 Rural Baltic, SD, age 32; birth of sixth child, William
1883, April 1 Rural Baltic, SD, age 35; birth of seventh child and first daughter, Hannah Elise
1885, February 16 Rural Baltic, SD, age 37; birth of eighth child, Emma Constance
1885, 21 October Rural Baltic, SD, age 37; death of son William at age of 4
1888, April 2 Rural Baltic, SD, age 40; birth of ninth child, Laura Marie
1890, May 1 Rural Baltic, SD, age 42; birth of ten and final child, Mina Charlotte
1894, October 6 Minnehaha County, SD, age 46; birth of first grandchild, Henry Leonard, son of Carl Johan
1911, May 8 Rural Baltic, SD, age 63; death of Hans Nelson, husband of 42 years
1923, October 23 Dell Rapids, SD; death, at 2:00 PM from bronchial pneumonia of four days duration. Myocarditis of "1 yrs., 3 mos. 10 days" as contributory cause. Aged 75 years, 10 months, 7 days.
1923, November 2 Rural Baltic, SD; burial at Stordahl Lutheran Cemetery next to husband Hans.

[NI024] 1905/6 Baltic Township, Minnehaha County, SD; Section 31
1910/11 Edison Township, Garretson, SD; Section 12

[NI025] Known to be a heavy drinker, when Ed Nelson stepped out onto the streets of Colton, the townspeople would give him a wide berth. Related by Douglas Nelson, 1996.

[NI027] "Willow Creek Lutheran Church, page 1 A, book no. 1. The record is found either in Willow Creek or in Dell Rapids. Baptized Aug. 4, 1878. Pastor Ole M. Odland.

NILSEN, THEODOR born July 7, 1878 County of Minnehaha near Lyons, SD parents Hans Nilsen and Gustava Anders Nilson" -- Lily Mae Kipp notes -- "CHURCH RECORD OF BAPTISM"

[NI071] "Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday [6 April 1993] at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastors Les Nelson and Dennis Andersen officiating. Pallbearers were David, Roger, Keith, Alan and David Cassel and John Wagner. Honorary pallbearers were LeRoy Jefferies, Glenn Hayner, Richard Kiser, Orville Thorn and David Wells. Burial with military honors followed in the City of Libby Cemetery" -- Obituary in the Western News, Libby, MT

[NI170] 1809 New York; born
1832, c. New York, age 23; marriage to Amanda Brown
1833, c. New York, age 24; birth of first child, Caroline
1834 New York, age 25; birth of second child, Albert
1837, c. New York, age 28; birth of third child, Samuel W.
1843, June 30 New York, age 34; birth of fourth child, William H. (pension notes location as "Swergle" and "Segal" County)
1844, c. New York, age 35; birth of fifth child, Harriet C.
1847, c. New York, age 38; birth of sixth child, Charles H.
1856, c. New York, age 47; birth of seventh child, Emma J.
1861 Waushara County, WI, age 52; his home was burned and their Bible with family records lost


Green Lake County, Wisconsin farm, 1860. Real estate value of $400, personal property $100. Next door neighbors were a farmer from Maine and a blacksmith from Massachusetts, both with considerably larger properties ($3,000 and $2,000 respectively).

[NI171] 1878, November 1 Berlin, WI; born, fourth child of William H. Wilcox and Sarah Jane Luce
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 8; moves with family from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 35; death of mother, Sarah Jane Luce
1929, August 31 Flandreau, SD, age 86; death of father, William H. Wilcox
1966 Flandreau, SD, age 88; death

[NI172] 1867, November 24 Berlin, WI; born, first child of William Wilcox and Sarah Jane Luce
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 20; moves from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 46; death of mother, Sarah Jane Luce
1929, August 31 Flandreau, SD, age 61; death of father, William H. Wilcox

[NI173] 1870, October 24 Berlin, WI; born, second child of William Wilcox and Sarah Jane Luce
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 17; moves from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1889, c. Flandreau, SD, age 20; marriage to Dora Wheeler
1890, August Flandreau, SD, age 20; birth of first child, Henry
1893, May Flandreau, SD, age 22; birth of second child, Hazel
1895, July Flandreau, SD, age 24, birth of third child, Lloyd C.
1896, c. Flandreau, SD, age 25, birth of fourth child, Irvin
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 43; death of mother, Sarah Jane Luce
1922 South Dakota, age 50; death of son, Lloyd C., age 27, in shooting accident
1929, August 31 Flandreau, SD, age 58; death of father, William H. Wilcox

[NI174] 1873, September 14Berlin, WI; born, third child of William H. Wilcox and Sarah Jane Luce
1887, c. Flandreau, SD, age 14; moves from Wisconsin to South Dakota
1890, c. South Dakota, age 16; marriage William "Wild Bill" Allen
1890, October 27 South Dakota, age 17; birth of first child, Sidney Ervin Allen
1892, February 24 South Dakota, age 18; birth of second child, Effie May Allen
1896, July 29 South Dakota, age 22; birth of third child, Gladys Mabel Allen
1903, March 19 South Dakota, age 29; second marriage, to John Crimmins
1904, June 13 South Dakota, age 30; birth of fourth child, James P. Crimmins
1909, October 5 South Dakota, age 36; birth of fifth child, William W. Crimmins
1911, August 29 South Dakota, age 37; birth of sixth child, Loretta Hazel Crimmins
1914, October 22 Flandreau, SD, age 41; death of mother, Sarah Jane Luce
1929, August 31 Flandreau, SD, age 55; death of father, William H. Wilcox

[NI175] "Harry a younger son left home at an early age and they never heard from him again. He went to Pueblo Colorado, but that was the last anyone heard of him." -- Edgar Wilcox letter to Lily Kipp, 2 September 1981

[NI190] 1810 New York; born
1832, c. New York, age 22; marriage to Harry (Harvey) Wilcox
1833, c. New York, age 23; birth of first child, Caroline
1834 New York, age 24; birth of second child, Albert
1837, c. New York, age 27; birth of third child, Samuel W.
1843, June 30 New York, age 33; birth of fourth child, William H. (pension notes location as "Swergle" and "Segal" County)
1844, c. New York, age 34; birth of fifth child, Harriet C.
1847, c. New York, age 37; birth of sixth child, Charles H.
1856, c. New York, age 46; birth of seventh child, Emma J.
1861 Waushara County, WI, age 51; home burned and their Bible with family records lost

[NI255] 1870, August Wisconsin; birth
1889, c. Flandreau, SD, age 19; marriage to Walt Wilcox
1890, August Flandreau, SD, age 20; birth of first child, Henry
1893, May Flandreau, SD, age 22; birth of second child, Hazel
1895, July Flandreau, SD, age 24, birth of third child, Lloyd C.
1896, c. Flandreau, SD, age 25, birth of fourth child, Irvin

[NI260] "Irvin Wilcox son of Walt Wilcox lives in Hot Springs So. Dak. He has a boy and a daughter. He married a Beach girl who was married to his brother Loyd, who got killed in a shooting accident coming back from National Guard duty at Rapid City in 1922." -- Edgar Wilcox letter to Lily Mae Kipp, 2 September 1981

[NI262] Irvin Wilcox " married a Beach girl who was married to his brother Loyd, who got killed in a shooting accident coming back from National Guard duty at Rapid City in 1922." -- Edgar Wilcox letter to Lily Mae Kipp, 2 September 1981

[NI263] "Dear Lily,

I am writing to let you know Mamma died Aug. 11th. She had last rites about 2 hour before and then told the nurses, "Leave me alone and let me go." so I guess she was ready. She was 97 yrs old. She loved life. She always said "Lily was the pertiest little girl I very saw." We had 5 living generations, now only 4. I'll miss her always. The funeral was beautiful if they can be. All her grand child great & greats greats were there." -- Viola J. Curtice letter to Lily Mae Kipp, 6 September 1989

[NI318] The sibling relationship of A. N. Haugse to Jenny Haugse is an assumption, undocumented, based upon dates and geographical proximity in Minnehaha County, SD.


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