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Nelson, Peter

Senate 1887-90 (District 22)

Party when first elected:  Democratic

Counties Served:  Goodhue

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 4/14/1843 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Skatlof
Birth County:
Birth Country: Sweden
Date of Death: ??/??/1941 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Red Wing
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant

EDUCATION

Common Schools, Sweden; At Least Elementary School;
Night School; At Least Elementary School; Rockford, Illinois

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Oliva Olson (married in October 1870)
Children: One child: Peter A. (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his birth year as 1846. History of Goodhue County, Minnesota, 1909 lists 1844. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 lists 1843.

He left Sweden for America on May 1, 1866. He arrived at Ellis Island, New York in July 1866. He moved to Rockford, Illinois on August 1, 1866. He moved to Water Valley, Mississippi on December 4, 1866. He moved to Red Wing, Minnesota in 1873.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State in the 1892 election.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 22
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Red Wing
Term of Office: 1/4/1887 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Owner; Hardware Store, Harvesting Machines and Farm Implement Sales/Former Carpenter
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Corporations
  • Enrollment
  • Military Affairs
  • State Reform School
  • Towns and Counties

25th Legislative Session (1887-1888)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 22
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Red Wing
Term of Office: 1/4/1887 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Goodhue
Occupation: Merchant
Party: Democratic
Committees:
  • Corporations
  • Elections
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Lands
  • State Public Schools Special
  • Towns and Counties