Thank you so much for your response, I sincerely appreciate it. I am looking, however, for information on the family further back to Norway. I do not have any reference at all on Nels, nor do I have the parents names, which makes it difficult. I do know that their daughter Mary was born in Noway and came over with Nels and Gunell.
If anyone has any ideas for where I could look for further clues, I would be ever so grateful.