"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Nelson, David a well known resident of Three Lakes, Oneida County, who for a number of years has been connected more and less with the lumber business, doing guide work in the summer, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 30, 1874, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter NELSON, the father being a stone cutter by trade. The children in the family were: Carl, now living in Illinois; Mamie, now Mrs. A. E. BEACH of Three Lakes; Clara, wife of W. A. BEACH, of Three Lakes; and David, subject of this sketch. David Nelson acquired his education in his native land and subsequently learned the stone cutting business under his father. He was but 19 when he emigrated to the United States, landing at Philadelphia and coming directly to Three Lakes, Wis., where he found work as a logger, an occupation which he followed more or less ever since his arrival here in 1893. Besides working for others, he has done some lumber contracting for himself, but since 1907 his summer months have been chiefly occupied with guide work, and since 1919 he has been camp manager for the Indianapolis Outing Club, having been their guide for 12 years previously. He owns the residence he occpies in Three Lakes, besides six lots, and is fraternally affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Masonic lodge at Eagle River. Mr. NELSON was married June 23, 1903, in Three Lakes, to Mary STYPCZYSKI, daughter of John and Wanda (EBEL) STYPCZYSKI, and their domestic circle now includes three children: Inez, born July 3, 1904, who is a student in Carroll College at Waukesha, Wis.; David, Jr., born May 23, 1909, now a pupil in the Three Lakes High School; and Lester, born April 5, 1912, who is attending grade school.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 317, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.

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