Nelson Lineage

Descendants of Nils Johan Andersson


Generation 1

 

1. NILS JOHAN1 ANDERSSON was born in 1826 in Burtrask Parish, Vasterbotten County, Sweden. He died on 27 May 1892 in Risback, Vasterbotten, Sweden. He married HELENA ELISABETH ANDERSDOTTER. She was born in 1824 in Lovanger, Vasterbotten, Sweden. She died before 1900 in Sweden.

 

Nils Johan Andersson and Helena Elisabeth Andersdotter had the following children:

 

2.i. ANDERS ANTON2NILSSON was born on 10 Jan 1855 in Sweden. He married INGRID LOVISA on 18 Jun 1882. She was born on 21 Sep 1867 in Blenkinge, Sweden. She died on 11 Nov 1940.

 

ii. JOHAN WALFRED NILSSON was born on 29 May 1856 in Solvesborg, Blekinge, Sweden.

 

iii. FREDRIK AUGUST NILSSON was born in 1859 in Burtrask Parish, Vasterbotten County, Sweden.

 

iv. NILS PETTER NILSSON was born on 15 Jan 1865 in Burtrask Parish, Vasterbotten County, Sweden. He died before 1920 in Nysatra, Vasterbotten, Sweden.

 

v. KARL AUGUST NILSSON was born in 1868.

 

3.vi. KRISTINA ELIZABETH NILSSON was born in 1871 in Burtrask Parish, Vasterbotten County, Sweden. She married OLAF BENSON. He was born in 1871. He died in 1962.

 

Generation 2

 

2. ANDERS ANTON2NILSSON (Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born on 10 Jan 1855 in Sweden. He married INGRID LOVISA on 18 Jun 1882. She was born on 21 Sep 1867 in Blenkinge, Sweden. She died on 11 Nov 1940.

 

Anders Anton Nilsson and Ingrid Lovisa had the following children:

 

i. CHARLES H.3NELSON was born about 1882 in Sölvesborg, Blekinge, Sweden. He died in 1922.

 

4.ii. CARL EMIL NELSON was born on 31 Oct 1883 in Solvesborg, Blekinge, Sweden. He died on 23 Feb 1944 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He married SELMA AHLKVIST, daughter of Johan Ahlkvist and Johanna, on 18 Apr 1908 in Winslow, Sweden. She was born on 24 Sep 1886 in Winslow, Sweden. She died on 15 Sep 1959 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. Buried Tacoma Cemetery.

 

iii. AXEL NELSON. He died in 1955.

 

3. KRISTINA ELIZABETH2NILSSON (Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born in 1871 in Burtrask Parish, Vasterbotten County, Sweden. She married OLAF BENSON. He was born in 1871. He died in 1962.

 

Olaf Benson and Kristina Elizabeth Nilsson had the following children:

 

i. FLORENCE3BENSON was born in 1897. She died in 1975.

 

ii. RUTH HEKEB BENSON was born in 1901. She died in 1964.

 

Generation 3

 

4. CARL EMIL3NELSON (Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born on 31 Oct 1883 in Solvesborg, Blekinge, Sweden. He died on 23 Feb 1944 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He married SELMA AHLKVIST, daughter of Johan Ahlkvist and Johanna, on 18 Apr 1908 in Winslow, Sweden. She was born on 24 Sep 1886 in Winslow, Sweden. She died on 15 Sep 1959 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. Buried Tacoma Cemetery.

 

Notes for Carl Emil Nelson: Immigrated June 21, 1913 from Sweden to Port of Liverpool, England to New York City, New York on the ship Mauretania. Final destination – Seattle. Naturalization papers show him 6′ tall, brown hair, blue eyes, Documents dated and signed November 3, 1915. He was in the carriage building (later automobile) business 1920 census.  He was a quiet man who loved his family, his independence and was quite stoic (the Swede in him). He was also a highly accomplished woodworker, and ran the North Star Glove Factory for many years.

 

Notes for Selma Ahlkvist: Immigrated to USA November 6, 1915 on board the Ship “Tietgen” from Copenhagen to New York.

 
 

Carl Emil Nelson and Selma Ahlkvist had the following children:

 

i. JOHN ANTON4NELSON was born on 20 Feb 1910 in Winslow, Sweden. He died on 26 Apr 1982 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. He married OLGA HELEN SPARANO on 19 Oct 1944 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. She was born on 14 Dec 1916 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She died on 17 Dec 2003 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

 

5.ii. CHARLES ERIC NELSON was born on 13 Jan 1913 in Winslow, Sweden. He died on 10 Jul 2010 in Kirkland, King Co., WA. He married JOAN ELIZABETH HUNTER, daughter of Joseph C. Hunter and Avis G. McHaley, on 30 Sep 1938 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She was born on 13 Jun 1918 in Prairie City, OR. She died on 02 Mar 1981 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

iii. ANNA ELIZABETH NELSON was born on 05 Apr 1916 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She died on 24 Dec 1999 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA. She married ROBERT DUANE FLANNERY. He was born on 31 Aug 1915 in Alameda, California, USA. He died on 30 Nov 1980 in Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA.

 

6.iv. ALVIN HENRY NELSON was born on 13 Mar 1919 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He died on 27 May 2009 in Farmington Hills, Oakland Co., MI. He married CICELY ANNE PIATT. She was born on 18 Apr 1920. She died on 05 Aug 2008 in Farmington Hills, Oakland Co., MI.

 

v. EMIL HARRY NELSON was born on 31 Jul 1921 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He died on 01 Sep 1987 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He married CLARA MARIA GOMEZ. She was born in 1918. She died in 1997.

 

vi. CARL WILLIAM NELSON was born on 29 Nov 1925 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He died on 14 Dec 1944 in the village of Erching, Moselle, Lorraine, France.

 

vii. MARIE LOUISE NELSON was born on 27 Jan 1928 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She died on 24 Nov 2012 in Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington, USA. She married JOHN CLAYTON ANGUS. He was born on 18 Aug 1927 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He died in 1998 in Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington, USA.

 

viii. ROBERT ALLAN NELSON was born on 08 Feb 1930 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He died in 2010 in Fair Oaks, Sacramento Co., CA. He married PATRICIA JEAN SEGOVIA on 25 Apr 1953. She was born in 1929. She died in 2008 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

Generation 4

 

5. CHARLES ERIC4NELSON (Carl Emil3, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born on 13 Jan 1913 in Winslow, Sweden. He died on 10 Jul 2010 in Kirkland, King Co., WA. He married JOAN ELIZABETH HUNBER, daughter of Joseph C. Hunter and Avis G. McHaley, on 30 Sep 1938 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She was born on 13 Jun 1918 in Prairie City, OR. She died on 02 Mar 1981 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

Charles Eric Nelson and Joan Elizabeth Hunter had the following children:

 

7.i. SHANNON MARJORIE5NELSON was born 1941 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She married (1) TOM JOSEPH SMACIARZ. He was born on 06 Sep 1940 in Chehalis, Lewis Co., WA. He died on 05 Jun 2003 in Seattle, King Co., WA. She married (2) CLAUDE MCCLANAHAN in Rochester, WA.

 

8.ii. MICHAELE JO NELSON was born on 14 Feb 1943 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She died on 10 Sep 2002 in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, USA. She met (1) MARTIN MAX SULSER. He was born on 15 Apr 1935 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland (German-Swiss Descent). She met (2) UNKNOWN. She married (3) VINCENT L. FASSOLA in 1967. He was born on 18 Sep 1932 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. He died on 24 Mar 2005 in Hillsboro, Washington Co., OR. 

 

iii. LAUREL ERICA NELSON was born in 1946 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She married (1) ERNEST SAMUEL CORRAL. She married (2) ?BELLAMY.

 

9.iv. PENNY NELSON was born in 1948 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She married William T. McDonald in 1968.

 
 

v. EILEEN NELSON was born in 1956 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

 

6. ALVIN HENRY4NELSON (Carl Emil3, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born on 13 Mar 1919 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He died on 27 May 2009 in Farmington Hills, Oakland Co., MI. He married CICELY ANNE PIATT. She was born on 18 Apr 1920. She died on 05 Aug 2008 in Farmington Hills, Oakland Co., MI.

 

Alvin Henry Nelson and Cicely Anne Piatt had the following child:

 

i. CARL5NELSON.

 

Generation 5

 

7. SHANNON MARJORIE5NELSON (Charles Eric4, Carl Emil3, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born on 03 Oct 1941 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She married (1) TOM JOSEPH SMACIARZ. He was born on 06 Sep 1940 in Chehalis, Lewis Co., WA. He died on 05 Jun 2003 in Seattle, King Co., WA. She married (2) CLAUDE MCCLANAHAN in Rochester, WA.

 

Tom Joseph Smaciarz and Shannon Marjorie Nelson had the following children:

 

i. MELISSA A.6SMACIARZ was born in 1970. She married ?.

 

ii. TRACY J. SMACIARZ was born in 1971. He married ?.

 

8. MICHAELE JO5NELSON (Charles Eric4, Carl Emil3, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born on 14 Feb 1943 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She died on 10 Sep 2002 in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, USA. She met (1) UNKNOWN.  She met (2) MARTIN MAX SULSER. He was born on 15 Apr 1935 in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland (German-Swiss Descent).  She married (3) VINCENT L. FASSOLA in 1967. He was born on 18 Sep 1932 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. He died on 24 Mar 2005 in Hillsboro, Washington Co., OR. 

 

Notes for Michaele Jo Nelson: Michaele was an Esprit des corp. ballerina for the San Francisco Ballet Co. She won a scholarship right out of High School (Tacoma WA). Later she worked in the Jewelry business.  While in San Francisco she evidently did not communicate much with her three sisters or parents other than to tell them she injured her leg in 1963 – when she was pregnant and ended up giving her first son for adoption.  In 1966 she gave up her second son for adoption. Non-identifying adoption papers gave enough information to track down her parents through their work and the father of her second son through her description. Michaela married Vincent Fassola and she was with him until she died of cancer. Her sisters say she had a huge personality, was an avid animal lover, and a wonderful, kind, funny gal.

 

Unknown and Michaele Jo Nelson had the following child:

 

10.i. MICHAEL NELSON AKA STEVE6WESSMAN was born in  1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. He married DOLCIE DRAKE.

 
 

Martin Max Sulser and Michaele Jo Nelson had the following child (*Adoption papers indicate that Martin has no idea Michaele had his child.)

 

11.ii.  JOHN HERBERT6ALLEN was born 1966 in San Francisco, CA. He married Andrea Lynn White, daughter of Randall Everett White and Janet Jeanine Kressley, in 2004 in Fresno, CA. She was born on 1978 in Midwest City ,OK.  John was adopted by Susan Cotter Allen and John Allen as a days-old infant.

 

Notes for Martin Max Sulser: Owned and operated business: Swiss Ski Sports in San Francisco from 1962-2004. Then went to work as master boot fitter at California Ski Company in Berkley, CA. Swiss Ski Sports is a California Domestic Corporation filed on September 19, 1962. The company’s filing status is listed as Suspended and its File Number is C0439044.  The company has 1 principal on record. The principal is Martin Sulser from San Francisco CA. 

 

His bio at California Ski Company: “Martin is our lead ski tech and specializes in hand finished race tunes. Martin moved to the United States in 1960 to distribute Henke boots. They were leather but had the mind blowing feature of buckles instead of laces! That same year Martin opened Swiss Ski Sports in San Francisco with his fellow countryman Heinz Herzog. Heinz left to become president of Raichle ski boots, while Martin continued with his successful career as a ski retailer. After closing the retail store in 2004 Martin came to work for California Ski Company as a master boot fitter. In addition to running the shop, Martin continues the ski racing career he had begun in Switzerland and still successfully races to this day. Martin was the masters overall far West Champion in 2005. Previously he had raced with many of the greats including Franz Klammer and many others. Martin held the record downhill time for the famous Parsenne downhill course in Davos Switzerland, and has been presented with a winners trophy by the prince of Monaco.

He had been married prior to coming to the U.S. but divorced after a short time. He dated Michaele Nelson for several months in 1965-66. In August, 1967 he married a second time Judith Pihl (had no children) who was still listed in the 1982 San Francisco telephone directory as VP of Swiss Ski Sports Co. after their divorce in August 1971.  (He married a third time and has a daughter.)

 

9. PENNY5NELSON (Charles Eric4, Carl Emil3, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born in  1948 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She married William T. McDonald 1968.

 

William T. McDonald and Penny Nelson had the following children:

 

i. SCOTT6MCDONALD.

 

ii. ERIC MCDONALD.

 

iii. LORI MCDONALD.

 
 

Generation 6

 

10. MICHAEL NELSON AKA STEVE6WESSMAN (Michaele Jo5 Nelson, Charles Eric4 Nelson, Carl Emil3 Nelson, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born in 1963 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was adopted by Roger LeRoy Wessman.  He married DOLCIE DRAKE.  

 

Michael Nelson AKA Steve Wessman and Dolcie Drake had the following children:

 

i. LILY7WESSMAN.

 

ii. MARY WESSMAN.

 

11. JOHN HERBERT6ALLEN (Michaele Jo5 Nelson, Charles Eric4 Nelson, Carl Emil3 Nelson, Anders Anton2 Nilsson, Nils Johan1 Andersson) was born  1966 in San Francisco, CA. He married Andrea Lynn White, daughter of Randall Everett White and Janet Jeanine Kressley, in 2004 in Fresno, CA. She was born  1978 in Midwest City, OK.

 

 

John Herbert Allen and Andrea Lynn White had the following child:

 

i. TRISTAN DANIEL7WHITE-ALLEN was born 2005 in Mesa, AZ.

 

 

 

Michaela – San Francisco Ballet


The Nielsson surname originated in Scandinavia and is derived from the Scandinavian personal, or first name Njáll, which is a Gaelic version of Niall.  The name changed when ‘Swedish’ settlers, probably during the age of Vikings, moved into Ireland.  Over time ‘Niels’ and ‘Nils’ developed and the suffix –sson added to mean “son of”, it was Americanized during the great migration.

 

Steve Wessman (birth name: Michael Nelson) b. 1963
John Allen b. 1966