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Andrew Nelson was born in 1840 to Caleb Nelson (B. abt 1814, D. after 1880) and Hannah Secor (B. abt 1817, D. after 1880). He was the oldest of five children.
Marriage & Children
On June 30, 1868, he married Sarah M. Dietz, who was born Arpil 10, 1837 to Paul I. Dietz and Caroline Dietz. They had the following children:
- Arthur Nelson (B. abt 1862, D. unk)
- Caroline Nelson (B. Oct 1870, D. unk)
- Luther Nelson (B. abt 1876, D. unk)
- Laura Nelson (B. abt 1879, D. unk)
|Residence at Enlistment:||Berne|
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Names of Parents:||Caleb (Nelson) and Hannah Secor|
|Term of Enlistment:||1 year|
|Enlistment Date:||3 Aug 1864|
|State Served:||New York|
|Muster Out Date:||5 June 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Norfolk, VA|
|Additional Remarks:Enlisted at the age of 24 to serve one year. "Discharged June 5th 1865 P.O. Address Bern Albany Co N.Y." Enlisted at age 23. Sick and feeble|
|Sources Used: 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; US Civil War Soldiers at Ancestry.com; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York|
In 1870 Andrew and his wife Sarah were living on the farm with Andrew's parents Caleb and Hannah. Andrew was working as a farmer.
Sarah died on February 9, 1910, and Andrew died on July 9, 1921, both at at Grand Junction, Mesa Co., Colorado, and were buried at the Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, Colorado.
Additional Research Notes
Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War