I am seeking identify an unknown child for Benjamin Nelson (Nilsson) and Ida Mollergren in Arkansas or South Dakota.
Benjamin Nelson and Ida Mollergren were married 20 September 1870 in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas. Their first five children were born in Arkansas, then the family eventually moved to Sully County, South Dakota where two other children were born.
On the 1900 US Census in Sully County, South Dakota, Ida is mentioned as being the mother of 8 children with only 6 living.This suggests there is one child missing.
Known children are as follows with the birth year and place:
1. Adele Marie Nelson: 1872 in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas
2. Albert Mollergren Nelson: 1875 in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas
3. Benjamin Sagerborg Nelson: 1878 in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas
4. Anna Emelia Nelson: 1881 in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas
5. John Oscar Nelson: 1884 in Helena, Phillips, Arkansas
6. Augusta Raenhard Nelson: 1886 in Sully County, South Dakota (One of the two children who died before 1900)
7. Robert Lee Nelson: 1890 in Sully County, South Dakota
I have found a Maggie Nelson in an 1880 Mortality Schedule for Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas. But don’t have any more information to confirm whether or not this person belongs to the family listed above. If she does belong to the family, according to the mortality schedule she was born in 1879 and died in March 1880.
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