Read your message from 2004.
I too am searching for a Nels (Neils) Andersen that was born in Denmark around 1877. At some point he emigrated to US and lived in Minnesota. He married a Laurine Larsen in Denmark around 1902. He and his wife had three sons, William Alfred; George Ely (my husband’s father) and Lawrence Nels. All boys were born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
This is the only information I have on Nels and it came from a family member with no documentation. I have not been able to get a copy of birth/christening records.
I have been told that Nels was born in Vejle, Jylland to Peder Andersen and Karen Marie Nielsen. Peder was born around 1839 (no location given) and his wife was born around 1842 (no location given).
I understand that George and his family were the only ones to move to Washington/Oregon from his family. I am now wondering if these are cousins that lost contact with them.
I would love to find all the siblings of Nels. Due to the passage of time since this last post, if you have any additional information that you would share, I would really appreciate it.