I'm looking for information on the ancestry or descendants of Johan NEILSON, who was a jeweler in Christiania (Oslo).With his wife, Olava HESSE (b. Denmark), they had eight children; one daughter and seven sons.We have names of five of them and know that at least three emigrated to the US:
Alfred W NELSON, b. Mar 1858, Christiania, Norway.Immigrated 1886. m. 1886 to Mary Jane FREEMAN of Nova Scotia.Lived in Brooklyn; worked as a club steward and hotel manager. No children.
Marcus Johan NELSON, b. Aug 1863, Christiania, Norway.Immigrated 1884. m. 1887 to Mary Emma WENZEL, a German immigrant.Lived in Waterbury, Connecticut; Worked for Waterbury Watch Co. Three children.Great-grandfather of this writer.
Octavius E NELSON, b. Oct 1865, Christiania, Norway.Immigrated 1886. m. 1892 to Inga (unknown), b. Norway.Lived in Brooklyn; operated a jewelry store.No children.
Magnus NEILSON -- Had a son named Hesse, no grandchildren.
Jens NEILSON -- Died young.
If anyone has any more information on this family, either ancestors or descendants, it would be much appreciated.I have a few pictures to share.