Hi. I know you posted your message long ago about Axelson, Phelps county, Nebraska, but I just saw it. There is an Axtell, Kearney county (which is next to Phelps), Nebraska. A lot of Axelsons that changed their name to Axelton when they moved to America from Sweden, moved there. If I can be of more help, please let me know. I have been researching the Axelson/Axeltons.