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This collection of 90 photographs document the various members of the Elder N. P. (Nels Peter) Nelson family. Elder Nelson was born in Denmark on January 6, 1844 and died in College View, Nebraska on September 22, 1905. In 1867 he married Andrea Kier and during their thirty-eight year marriage, they had seven sons, two daughters and took in one foster daughter. 73 of the photographs are early family portraits and candid snapshots of family members. These include photographs of Elder Nelson; Andrea Nelson; Ragenheild Nelson; Dr. Nels Peter Nelson who worked at the Fredrickshavn Sanatorium in Denmark, his wife Bertha and family; Andrew Nelson who graduated from Battle Creek College and worked in several of the Seventh-day Adventist Conferences; Christopher N. Nelson; Theodore M. Nelson; and William E. Nelson, who served as President of Pacific Union College from 1921 to 1934 and for whom the college library is named; and other sons and daughters and family members who have not yet been identified.

 
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