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Descendants of Esther and Edna M. Nelson

Descendants of Esther and Edna M. Nelson

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2012 2:58PM GMT
Surnames: Nelson, Gagner
Searching for information about descendants of Esther (born about 1918) and Edna M. Nelson (born about 1920).

According to 1930 cencus the Nelson family was living in Litchfield on 75? North Main Street (in an own house). According to 1940 cencus Esther had already moved away. Maybe got married before 1940? Esther has been married to Paul J. Gagner. Did they have children? She stayed in Connecticut (Winchester, Torrington?).

Is/was Edna married? Did she stay in Connecticut? Does/did she have any children?

Father is William Nelson (born about 1887 in Hameenkyro, Finland) and mother Eva Nelson (maiden name Rasanen, born 15 Dec 1890 Kaavi, Finland). Eva is my great grand aunt who emigrated to USA with her sister Maria 1912.

Re: Descendants of Esther and Edna M. Nelson

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 5:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
The attached appears to be Edna's obit. I will look for Esther's.
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Re: Esther and Edna M. Nelson_parents obits

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 5:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here are their parents obits.
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Re: Descendants of Esther and Edna M. Nelson

Posted: 24 Nov 2012 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you are lot.

Did I got it right, my great grand aunt Edna didn't have any children? Overall, obituaries give a lot of information.

William Gagner could have be born between 1940 and 1950. I can recall my mother telling me about a distant relative from USA taking part in Vietnam War. Well, these are family stories with or without basis in reality. Anyway, someone called Doris has sent a letter to Finland to my great aunt.

Eva Rasanen Nelson had a sister, Maria Rasanen (born 1886). I am a little surprised that her name wasn't mentioned in the obituary. Potentially, Maria (or Mary) moved from New York to somewhere else than Connecticut. Still don't know the name of her spouse.

Seemingly, Nelson Family has managed well.

Re: Descendants of Esther and Edna M. Nelson

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2012 2:31PM GMT
The following is the marriage of Eva and possibly the marriage of her sister Maria.

New York City bride and groom index
Eva Rasenen and William Nelson, married May 14 1917, Manhattan, certificate # 15345
Mary Rasenen and Albert Hausen, married Sep 5 1919, Manhattan, certificate # 29841

If you "Google" the name William P. Gagner you will find his present address, it appears that he is among the living. He may be able to answer your other questions.

Re: Descendants of Esther and Edna M. Nelson

Posted: 25 Nov 2012 8:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks again.

William Gagner was found in white pages. This time had some difficulties with credit card payment. But try later.
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