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NELS NELSON

Evergreen Cemetery
Palo Alto County, Iowa
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1864, Denmark
Death: May 12, 1933 Palo Alto Co, IA

Nels was the son of Matthew and Anna Nelson. He enlisted in the regular army with Company P., 12th U.S. Infantry on April 25th, 1890. During his enlistment he served through the Sioux Indian uprisings, from 1890-91 and '92. He was engaged in the battle in which the great Chief Sitting Bull was killed. He was honorably discharged April 25, 1893.

On May 25, 1897 Mr Nelson again enlisted. He entered Company K. 52nd Iowa Infantry Voluteers Second Division in the Third Army Corps, serving during the Spanish-American war as articifer. He was discharged October 30, 1898. He also served for 13 years in Company K. 56th Iowa National Guard. The company disbanded in 1912.

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