Franklin Peter Nielsen was born 5 Jan 1920, WI, the son of Jens Carl Nielsen (22 Sept. 1894) and Bertha Leona Ludwig (1898-1986). Bertha was born in the Tn. Fountain Prairie, Columbia Co., WI, 28 May 1898, dau. of Frank & Anna Ludwig who later moved to the Tn. Springvale, Columbia Co., WI. Jens Carl Nielsen was the son of Carl Peter (1871-1917) & Johanna (1872-1938) Nielsen. Jens, Johanne & Carl Nielsen are all buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam, WI. Bertha Leona Ludwig was twice married: Nielsen and then Greenway. Jens Nielsen died at the VA Hosp, Milwaukee 13 Feb. 1937 and was buried 16 Feb. 1937. He enlisted for service in WW1, 18 Sept. 1917 and discharged 19 Feb. 1919. He was a corporal in Battery 'B', 331st Field Artillery.