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"Edward Nelson"

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.

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