- EDWARD NELSON. To the man who is not afraid to work success
does not always come unless
- the industry is accompanied by business tact and good judgment.
Edward NELSON, the popular young postmaster of Browntown, Green
county, is one of the successful men of the county, with business
acumen and wisdom far beyond his years. He was born in Norway,
son of Peter and Emma (THOMPSON) NELSON, who came from Norway
to America in 1869, locating at Argyle, Wis., where they reared
their ten children: Thompson, who married Augusta HANSON, of
Lafayette county; Nels, deceased; Martin, deceased; Peter, who
married Bessie ANDERSON, and is now register of deeds at Darlington,
Wis.; Edward, mentioned below; Andrew, deceased; Severn, who
is in the employ of his brother, Edward, at Browntown; Mary,
who married Louis ANDERSON, of Darlington, Wis.; Tillie, who
married A. CHRISTENTON, of Lafayette county; and Chris, who lives
with his parents. Peter NELSON was very poor, but by hard work
and strict economy he has acquired a fine farm of 300 acres in
Wiota township, Lafayette county, and has greatly improved it
with good buildings. In politics he is a strong Republican, and
is regarded as one of the substantial citizens of his town.
- Edward NELSON was reared to hard work on his father's farm
and obtained such education as
- he could in the common schools of the neighborhood. Naturally
bright, he quickly learned all that was given him, and at an
early age began to learn the tinner's trade at Darlington. In
1893, in connection with his brother, Thompson, he opened a hardware
and general store, and the next year purchased his brother's
interest, since which time he has conducted the business alone,
giving evidence of business sagacity that is most phenomenal.
His pleasant manners and honorable dealing have won him friends
and customers, and made him a social favorite as well.
- On March 10, 1895, Mr. NELSON was united in marriage with
Miss Mary E. TRICKLE, who
- was born March 10, 1878, daughter of Edward and Matilda (HAWTHORNE)
TRICKLE. Mr. and Mrs. TRICKLE were the parents of the following
children, besides Mrs. NELSON: James, of Freeport, Ill.; Annie,
of South Wayne; George of Browntown; Alfred, of Grand Rapids,
Mich.; Elmer, of Browntown; and Ben and Charles, of Browntown.
To Mr. and Mrs. NELSON have been born two interesting children,
Galey and Mamie. Mrs. NELSON is one of the cultured and accomplished
ladies of Browntown society, and is greatly beloved by her friends.
Mr. NELSON is a Republican in politics, but in religious matters
is identified with no denomination, although he takes an interest
in church work and is willing contributor to all worthy causes.
Socially he is a member of the M.W.A. and the I.O.O.F. As a citizen
his interest in public affairs is an active working interest,
and he has served as township clerk, supervisor of roads, and
successfully administered the affairs of Browntown as president
of the village board.
- Taken from "Commemorative Biographical Record of
the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin,"
(c)1901 Union Publishing; p. 962.
- Courtesy of Carol.