Nels T. Helgesen was born in
Rock County, Wis., June 22, 1851. He came to Iowa with
his father in 1853, and settled on section 6, Marion
Township. His father resided there over twenty years,
then went to Lyon County, Ia., and died there in 1876.
The subject of this memoir settled on his present farm in
1873. He owns 193 acres of well improved land on section
31, Grand Meadow Township. His marriage occurred on June
5, 1874, to Ingerborg O. Geglon. She was born in
Allamakee County, Ia., Feb. 28, 1855. They have had two
children-- Tollof, born July 3, 1875, and Ole, Aug. 17,
1879. Mr. Helgesen is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran
church. In political views he is a Republican.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 828
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