Henry Nelson

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson

Henry Nelson was born on a farm in Wisconsin, nor far from Red Wing, Minnesota, in 1882. His wife, Julia Iverson, was born in 1879, in Goodhue County, Minnesota. They were married in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1910.

The Nelsons farmed near Minot, North Dakota from 1910 until the spring of 1917, when they moved to the Roseglen area, settling in Deepwater Township, on land that had formerly been part of the Fort Berthold Reservation, in McLean County.

They had some tough times on their farm, especially the drought and depression of the 1930s, but eventually things got better and they didn’t regret settling on their farm.

The three winters prior to their deaths were spent in Florida. Henry died in 1957, and Julia passed away in October of the same year.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson had four children: Kenneth, Morris, Bernice, and Irwin.