Fred Nelson's Immigrant
Frederik Nielsen (Nelson) and his
wife Marie immigrated from Maribo County, Denmark in 1867 with
their daughter Hannah.
Like every other family making the journey to the new world, their
lives were packed into a single wooden box.
Here is the trunk that accompanied them on their journey.
Frederik Nelson was the father of Alvilda
Alvilda was married to Nis Thimsen's son, Frederick Peter Thimsen.
The trunk dates from 1857.
Not sure who "M.N.S." was, but likely it was originally
the property of a
"Morten or Mads Nielsen" and was later used by Frederik
Nielsen for the journey to America.
Lock & Key.
Initials on the left front M.N.S.
The trunk dates to 1857. The Nelsons immigrated in 1867.
Corner view showing dovetailed joinery and imitation painted strapping.
Wrought iron handle.
Cubby box built into the left side of the box.
Cubby box hinge made from a simple pin fashioned on the ends of
the lid fitting into holes on the inside surface of the trunk.
Address painted onto the back of the trunk:
F.N.S. (Frederik NielSen) Kasson P.O.
(The misspellings are classic!)
A broader view of the address.
These images generously
provided by Mark Thimsen.
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