Ken I wonder if you have any genealogy information you can share with me about your Nelson family.
I have a family that came from Norway to US settling in SD
I am not sure if given name was Fred, Ned or Nathan(depending on inf)Nelson, his wife was Hessina(check spelling)Knudson, and they had 3 children in Norway
Samuel, Harold, and Ellen who later married a Wiltfang.
I coincidently am also a Nelson. My grandparents came from Finland(Kivijarvi) however. The above Nelson's would be connected oddly enough to my Irish family starting with Patrick O'Donnell and his wife Eliza Mason and or Johanna Long(he was married twice) Patrick was born in Co Cork in 1844, son of John O"Donnell and Elizabeth Carney, and had two brothers Peter who was older and I know nothing about him, and John F who married Bridget Doherty immig to MA in 1881.
Anyway should you find connection please let me know.
Thank you and good luck