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Swen Nelson

11 August 1836–11 December 1909

Swen Nelson was born on 11 August 1836 to Nils Swenson and Lena Marie Brock in Gustafva Parish, Malmo, Sweden. He married Fredricka Joranson while on a boat to the United States (the B.S. Kimball). He moved to Tooele, Utah Territory, in 1865. Nelson was a farmer and butcher. He died on 11 December 1909 in Tooele.[1]

  1. [1] “Swen Nelson,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 550–551; “Swen Nelson Passes Away,” Tooele Transcript, 17 Dec. 1909, 15.