Cole-Beckman-Nielsen Family

I am sending you a copy of what information I have of the Cole-Beckman-Nielsen family genealogy. The Nielsen family came to the Clinton County area in 1901 and settled in the Charlotte-Grand Mound area.
My grandfather, Richard Cole came to the area in 1908 with his brother, Ferdinand (Ferdo). Their parents, Richard and Elizabeth (Richardson) Cole came in 1911 with another brother, Joseph. My grandfather, Richard, married Alfrieda Beckman (granddaughter of Niels Jens and Anna (Thomsem?) Nielsen on 2/8/1911 in Clinton. My father, Ellsworth, was born in Elvira or Low Moor. 

I was born and raised in Wilton in Muscatine County.

Thank you for putting this on the Clinton County site. Maybe it will help me find more family on the Nielsen side.

Sharon Cole Tutt

Descendants of Niels Jens Nielsen

Generation No. 1

1. NIELS JENS1 NIELSEN was born October 11, 1844 in Denmark/Germany, and died March 23, 1927 in Center Township, Clinton County, Iowa. He is buried at Charlotte, Clinton Co., IA.  He married ANNA CHRISTINA FREDERIKA THOMSEN February 23, 1873 in Germany. She is buried at Rossiter Cemetery, Charlotte, Clinton Co., IA.

Children of NIELS NIELSEN and ANNA THOMSEN are:

2. i. MATILDA ERNA2 NIELSEN.

ii. INGWER NIELSEN.

iii. ANTON NIELSEN.

iv. MARTIN NIELSEN.

v. MICHAEL NIELSEN.

vi. CHRISTINA NIELSEN.

Generation No. 2

2. MATILDA ERNA2 NIELSEN (NIELS JENS1). She married JOHANN BECKMAN.

Child of MATILDA NIELSEN and JOHANN BECKMAN is:

3. i. ALFRIEDA SOPHIA ANTONIA3 BECKMAN, b. November 5, 1888, Schleswig-Holstein, Westerkand of Sylt, Germany; d. July 22, 1945, Wilton, Iowa.

Generation No. 3

3. ALFRIEDA SOPHIA ANTONIA3 BECKMAN (MATILDA ERNA2 NIELSEN, NIELS JENS1) was born November 5, 1888 in Schleswig-Holstein, Westerkand of Sylt, Germany, and died July 22, 1945 in Wilton, Iowa. She is buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, Muscatine Co., IA. She married RICHARD COLE February 8, 1911 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa, son of RICHARD COLE and ELIZABETH RICHARDSON. He is buried at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilton, Muscatine Co., IA. Richard was a feed salesman. 

Children of ALFRIEDA BECKMAN and RICHARD COLE are:

i. ELIZABETH ALFRIEDA4 COLE, b. October 25, 1911, Malone, Iowa; d. March 4, 1980; m. HERMAN CARSTENS KROEGER.

More About ELIZABETH ALFRIEDA COLE:

Burial: Davenport, Iowa

Occupation: seamstress

Religion: Lutheran

More About HERMAN CARSTENS KROEGER:

Burial: Davenport, Iowa

Occupation: Supervisor at Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois

Religion: Lutheran

ii. ELLSWORTH JOSEPH COLE, b. July 16, 1913, Elvira, Clinton County, Iowa; d. June 2, 1968, Wilton, Muscatine County, Iowa; m. ELIZABETH FERNE WALTON, March 12, 1939, Wilton, Iowa - Grace Church.

More About ELLSWORTH JOSEPH COLE:

Burial: June 6, 1968, Wilton, Iowa - Oakdale Cemetary

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Seventh Day Adventist

More About ELIZABETH FERNE WALTON:

Burial: Wilton, Iowa - Oakdale Cemetary

iii. ERNA MATILDA COLE, b. October 5, 1915, Low Moor, Clinton County, Iowa; d. March 1, 1998, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; m. GEORGE FINCK, February 7.

More About GEORGE FINCK:

Burial: Durant, Iowa

iv. EDNA MARGARET COLE, b. February 27, 1918, Grand Mound, Clinton County, Iowa Evergreen Cemetary; d. January 11, 1988, Centralia, Illinois; m. BERT STONECIPHER, October 13, 1935, Indiana.

More About EDNA MARGARET COLE:

Burial: January 13, 1988, Jefferson County, Illinois

Occupation: homemaker

Religion: Christian

More About BERT STONECIPHER:

Burial: Jefferson County, Illinois

Occupation: farmer and horse breeder

Religion: Christian

v. ELSIE AMELIA COLE, b. February 26, 1920; d. March 20, 1992; m. LOUIS MARXSEN.

More About ELSIE AMELIA COLE:

Burial: Maxburg, Iowa

More About LOUIS MARXSEN:

Burial: Maxburg, Iowa

vi. ELLIOTT RICHARD COLE, b. December 27, 1923, Dixon, Iowa; d. December 15, 1979; m. JACQUELINE BABBITT, June 23, 1949.

More About ELLIOTT RICHARD COLE:

Burial: Wilton, Iowa - Oakdale Cemetary

Education: High School

Occupation: Carpenter

Religion: Grace Reformed Church-Wilton, Iowa

vii. ELLWYN WILLIAM COLE, b. February 20, 1925; d. September 29, 1969; m. BERNICE BEINKE.

More About BERNICE BEINKE:

Burial: Wilton, Iowa - Oakdale Cemetary

viii. ELDON DEVERE COLE, b. August 17, 1928, Allen Grove, Clinton County, Iowa; d. August 3, 1953, Muscatine County, Iowa; m. LEOTA FAULKNER.

More About ELDON DEVERE COLE:

Burial: Muscatine, Iowa - Memorial Park

ix. ELAINE MAXINE COLE, b. January 30, 1932; d. March 1932.