Ola Nelson

25 Apr 1809 - 15 Jun 1891


Ola Nelson

25 Apr 1809 - 15 Jun 1891
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Mary was born in 1861 in Sturrip, Malmohus, Sweden, to Isaac Nielson and Else Nelson who were later divorced. She immigrated with her grandparents, Ole and Bertha Nelson, to Utah in 1868 when she was 7 years old, sailing on the same sail ship, the 'Emerald Isle,' as did her future husband. They went
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Ola Nelson


Pleasant Grove City Cemetery

301-945 Utah 146
Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
United States


July 2, 2011

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Mary Nelson Okerman

Contributor: shetler Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Mary was born in 1861 in Sturrip, Malmohus, Sweden, to Isaac Nielson and Else Nelson who were later divorced. She immigrated with her grandparents, Ole and Bertha Nelson, to Utah in 1868 when she was 7 years old, sailing on the same sail ship, the "Emerald Isle," as did her future husband. They went by ox team from North Platte to Salt Lake City. Mary walked the entire way. They settled in Bountiful. Her mother married Peter Okerman in 1871. Mary was adopted by Peter and sealed to him at her request. When Mary was 14, she and her grandparents moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah. Five years later she married Charles John Olsen in the Endowment House. They lived in the Manila Ward. They had 9 children--3 girls and 6 boys. Mary served as a Relief Society teacher nearly 30 years. She was a faithful Latter-day Saint all her life. Mary died at the age of 90, the last of the original pioneers of Pleasant Grove. She had 90 living direct descendants at the time of her death in 1952. She had been a widow for 19 years.

Else Ellen Olsson Ockerman

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Ellen was born in 1841 in Boring, Malmo, Sweden to Ola Nilsson and Bereta Parsson. She married Isaac Neilson and had a daughter, Mary in 1861. We don't know what happened to Isaac. She was the oldest in her family and so worked outside the home and her mother took care of the child, Mary. The grandparents immigrated to Utah and took Mary with them. Ellen followed 3 years later and while aboard ship en route to the states she married Pehr (or Peter) Christenson Okerman in 1871. So Peter became Mary's father although Mary continued to live with her grandparents in Pleasant Grove. They settled in Benjamin, Utah and had 6 children. Ellen died in 1919 and Peter died 5 months later.

Record of Ola and Berta Nelson Pioneer Trek 1868

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JOHN G. HOLMAN COMPANY "Last Train In," Deseret Evening News, 25 Sep. 1868, 3. Trail Excerpt RELATED COMPANIES Fred C. Anderson Company (1868) John G. Holman Company (1868) SOURCE LOCATIONS Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah LAST TRAIN IN.—This morning Captain J. G. Holman's ox-train of 62 wagons got in, bringing a little over 600 passengers. He had with his train the immigrants that crossed the Atlantic in the Emerald Isle, a number of whom had to go into hospital on reaching New York, and among whom there had been much sickness on the sea voyage. Several were sick when they left the cars at Benton, but the mortality on the trip from that point was not high, considering these circumstances. The passengers are nearly all in excellent health now. Accompanying his train were also six independent wagons, and some 50 persons not included in the 600 immigrants. He left Benton with his train on September 1st, and, consequently, made the trip in about twenty-four days, although there were several detentions on the way. This is the last immigrant train of the season. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 John G. Holman Company (1868) Departure: 1 September 1868 Arrival: 25 September 1868 Company Information: About 650 individuals and 62 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Benton, Wyoming. © 2011 Intellectual Reserve Inc. All rights reserved. Rights and Use information Church Privacy Policy John G. Holman Nelson, Berta Persson (57)
 Nelson, Christina (10)
 Nelson, Emma Mari (7)
 Nelson, Mariane (Unknown)
 Nelson, Ole (59)
 Nicolaisen, Karen (56)

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Ola Nelson was born on 25 Apr 1809
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Ola Nelson was 17 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
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Ola Nelson was 23 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
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Ola Nelson was 31 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
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Ola Nelson was 50 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
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Ola Nelson was 52 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
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Ola Nelson was 66 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
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Ola Nelson was 76 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
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Ola Nelson died on 15 Jun 1891 at the age of 82
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