Hi Simon, Thank you for responding!I have a bible in Swedish that has a inscription on the cover page.I did a "search" on the name: Nils August Nilsson, and that is where I first saw your posting.
I know my great grandfather, Gust Nelson, was born in 1871 immigrated to the US in 1890 and married Klara Maria Lundgren in Wisconsin in 1901. They had 5 children.Apparently there were family problems and Gust left the family. No one seems to know the circumstances or any of Gust Nelson's history - we have a few photos, the bible, a naturalization certificate and a marriage certificate.Most of the information I have is from Klara Maria who also immigrated from Sweden - Filipstad.We are not sure if Gust and Klara knew each other in Sweden or met in the US.
We think the bible is Gust Nelson's and was given to him on his confirmation.We have other paperwork showing his given name as Nils August Nelson.We think he had two sisters (who also immigrated to the US and settled in Pennsylvania) but do not know of any brothers.In my great grandmother's Funeral Guest Book there is a name listed - William Henry Nelson but not sure if it is a relative.
From your information, it appears that we are not talking about the same Nils August, but thanks again for responding.Good luck with your search!