Abraham Nielsen

Mayville, North Dakota

was born in Vanelven on August 26, 1855 and emigrated to America in 1876 to Glenco, Minnesota. He went to Traill County, North Dakota in 1878 and took a homestead in Garfield Township and was the first settler there. At this time he is there on the homestead farm and he also has of five quarters of fine land near Hatton, North Dakota.

His wife, Anna Halvorsen, is from Valdres. They have seven children.

Nielsen was on a trip in Norway in 1886.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 69

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