About Christen Nilsson
Emigrated to the US in 1866 with friend Mathias Peterson from Christiana, Norway. Homesteaded 80 acres in Clark County, Wisconsin, logging in winters. Christen married Mathias' niece, Gina Paulina Olson, in 1876. They had five children.
- The Man From Clear Lake: Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson. By Bill Christofferson. Page 25.
- Name: Nels Christian Nelson. Birth Date: 8 Oct 1847. Birth Place: Norway. Age at event: 64. Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa. Year of Arrival: 1865. Date of Action: 22 Jan 1912 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950 (M1285); Microfilm Serial: M1285; Microfilm Roll: 130.