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|Name at Enlist|
Nelson Erickson; Nils Erickson; Nels Erickson
1843 – 1938
|Rank at Enlistment|
Mount Horeb, Dane County, WI
East Primrose Cemetery, Dane County, WI
Erick Erickson Hustad
4 Oct 1850- 20 Dec 1879
Helene (Helena) Anderson
|2nd Spouse Lived|
|2nd Marriage Date|
11 Feb 1882
|2nd Marriage Location|
Dane County, Wisconsin
Nils Hustad was born to Erick Erickson Hustad and Sarah Nielsdatter in 1843 in Norway. They immigrated in 1852, and were living in New Glarus, Green County, WI by 1860. In the 1860 Census, he went by Nelson Erickson.
Hustad joined the WI 15th Infantry as a Private (Menig). Not much else is known about his service.
He returned to New Glarus, WI after the war and married Betsey about 1870. Together, they had several children, including: Edward (1871), Martin (1875), Sirine (1877), and Berthine (1879). A set of twins named Erick and Lewis died the same day they were born on August 22, 1872. Betsey died on December 20, 1879, possibly during the birth of Berthine.
After Betsey died, Nils married Helene (Helena) Anderson in Dane County, WI on February 11, 1882. They had three children: Gina (1884), Nora (1887), and Henry G. (1891). By 1900, they had relocated to Primrose, Dane County, WI. By 1920, they were living in Mount Horeb, Dane County, WI. Helene died in 1925 and Nils in 1938. Nils is buried in East Primrose Cemetery, Dane County, WI.
Sources: Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.293; VGC, Civil War File; findagrave.com; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1411, Page: 438, Image: 450, Family History Library Film: 805411; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_1715, Page: 244A, Image: 497, Family History Library Film: 553214; 1880 Census: Roll: 1428, Family History Film: 1255428, Page: 188D, Enumeration District: 143; 1900 Census, Roll: 1783, Page: 1B, Enumeration District: 0063, FHL microfilm: 1241783; 1910 Census: Roll: T624_1709, Page: 6B, Enumeration District: 0083, FHL microfilm: 1375722; 1920 Census, Roll: T625_1981, Page: 6A, Enumeration District: 21, Image: 133; 1930 Census, Roll: 2567, Page: 3A, Enumeration District: 0060, Image: 1006.0, FHL microfilm: 2342301; WI Marriages, Vol.4, p. 0164.