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HELMER K. AND BERNICE (MILLER) NIELSEN (BIO) AND GENEALOGY

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NIELSEN-DENMARK COAT OF ARMS

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This is the way that Helmer K. Nielsen and parents had to come into America.

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THE GREAT HALL

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THE DINING ROOM

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Document of Helmer Nielsen on Ellis Island, New York

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Elsine Anine Nielsen Birth Certificate

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Certification of Naturalization for wife, Elsie. Children Herold 18, Herman 12, Swan 10 and Carl Magnus Nielsen, all residing at Moline, Illinois.

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Certificate of Identification - To be attached to Naturalization Certificate.

GENEALOGY OF THE NIELSEN FAMILY

1. SOREN KRISTIAN NIELSEN. Born December 18, 1844 In Copenhagen,, Denmark, in the Jutland area. Married BIRGITTE KRISTINA THOMASEN in 1871. Born February 15, 1852 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Died 1939.

NOTES: They both went to school in Copenhagen and they were married there. They built a nice home in Copenhagen at about the same time. It was constructed of sun baked clay bricks, and as of this time (1985) the home is still occupied and it is most beautiful both in and out. No deterioration of any kind are visible anywhere. Soren died shortly after the last child was born. Chris Nielsen who wrote this Genealogy visited this home many times.

Children of SOREN KRISTIAN NIELSEN and BIRGITTE KRISTINA

THOMASEN are:
Generation No. 2

A. *CARL MAGNUS NIELSEN. Born November 04, 1874 in Copenhagen Denmark.
B. *NIELS PETER NIELSEN. Born August 05, 1875. In Copenhagen, Denmark.
C. *KRISTINE MARIE NIELSEN. Born December 04, 1876 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
D. *ERINTINE ERIKKE MATHILDE NIELSEN. Born August 28, 1883 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
E. *AMALIE LEONORA HELENE NIELSEN. Born February 28, 1883. in Copenhagen, Denmark.
G. *ADOLF CRISTIAN NIELSEN. Born November 18, 1884 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
H. *SOREN CRISTIAN PETER NIELSEN. Born October 31, 1887 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2. CARL MAGNUS NIELSEN. ( Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born November 04, 1874 in Copenhagen, Denmark around the Jutland area. Died June 14, 1935 . Married ELSINE ANINE CATHRINE NIELSEN on July 08, 1900 in Logskor, Denmark. Born on February 04, 1877 in Logskor, Denmark. Died?

NOTES: CARL MAGNUS NIELSEN was a tool and die maker. He did a lot of reading and art work. He hand carved a Danish sailing vessel on which he spent many years as a young man. He came to America in 1911. He worked for John Deere Company as a toolmaker for 15 years. He was a member of the Danish brotherhood, Moline lodge of Odd Fellows Number 133, and Calvary Lutheran church.

NOTES: ELSINE NIELSEN married CARL CHRISTENSEN in Chicago on November, 21,1936, after CARL MAGNUS NIELSEN died. She visited Denmark in 1939 and left, due to World War II starting.

Children of CARL MAGNUS NIELSEN and ELSINE ANINE CATHRINE NIELSEN are:
Generation No. 3.

A. *HAROLD NIELSEN. Born October 19, 1901 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
B. *HELMER KNUTE (HAM) NIELSEN. Born February 22, 1907 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
C. *SVEND HUGO (SWAN) NIELSEN. Born 1909 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2. NIELS PETER NIELSEN. ( Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born August 05, 1875 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Died at the age of 11.

2. KRISTINE MARIE NIELSEN. ( Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born December 04, 1876 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Married RASMUSSEN.

Children of KRISTINE MARIE NIELSEN and RASMUSSEN are:
Generation No. 3

A. ELLA RASMUSSEN. Born April 06, 1901.

2. ERINTINE ERIKKE MATHILDE NIELSEN. ( Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born August 28, 1879 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Married (1) NIELSEN. (2) Married MADSON.

Children of KAIATRINE ERIKKE MATHILDE NIELSEN and NIELSEN are:
Generation No. 3.

A. SOREN CHRISTIAN NIELSEN. Born October 31, 1903 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Children of KRIATRINE ERIKKE MATHILDE NIELSEN and MADSEN are:
Generation No. 3.

A. FREDERIK GEORGE VOLF NYGAARD MADSEN. Born July 09, 1914.
B. HENRY NIELSEN MADSEN. Born 1923 in Detroit, Michigan.

2. AMALIE ELEONOR HELENE NIELSEN. (Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born February 28, 1883 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Married RASMUSSEN.

Children of AMALIE ELENOR HELENE NIELSEN and RASMUSSEN are:
Generation No. 3.

A. GERDA RASMUSSEN. Born 1908 in Moline, Illinois. Died?
B. HELEN RASMASSEN. Born. March 18, 1911 in Moline, Illinois. Died. 1976.

2. ADOLF CHRISTIAN NIELSEN. (Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born November 18, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He died at the age of one.

2. SOREN CHRISTIAN PETER NIELSEN. Born October 31, 1887 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Did not get married and lived to the age of 80 years.

3. HAROLD NIELSEN. (Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born October 19, 1901 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Married RUTH ?

Children of HAROLD NIELSEN and RUTH, are:
Generation No. 4.

A. *RICHARD NIELSEN.
B. *BETTY JANE NIELSEN. Born 1927 in Moline, Illinois. Died April 1968.
C. *ROBERT LEE NIELSEN.

3. HELMER KNUTE (HAM) NIELSEN. (Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born February 22, 1907 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Died December 25, 1981 in East Moline, Illinois. Married BERNICE IRENE MILLER on JUNE 29, 1929 in Moline, Illinois. Born March 13, 1909 in Moline, Illinois. Died August 4, 1991, in Moline, Illinois.

NOTES: BERNICE IRENE MILLER was a homemaker. In her early years she was a professional dancer. She was billed with HAROLD LLOYD at one time and she was billed with BUSTER KEATON. She was known as the Dancing Butterfly. Her hobbies were dancing and tennis. She was born as a blue baby and had a heart murmur and high blood pressure.

NOTES: HELMER KNUTE (HAM) NIELSEN. He only finished the eighth grade in school. He became a Tool and Die Maker. Ham retired on the 17 of September, 1971 after a career with the John Deere Company spanning 45 years. He left Denmark at the age of five. Ham began working at the Plow Works in 1922 as a Toolmaker Apprentice. After two years he left the company only to again return to the Plow Works in 1929, as foreman over various manufacturing departments. In 1959 he returned to Moline to join the Wagon Works as Experimental Foreman. He then went into the Maintenance department as a Foreman. He loved fishing, golfing, gardening, amateur photography and miniature railroad building, plus traveling to Des Moines to visit his grand children. He belonged to the Doric Lodge 319 A.F. and A.M. and was in the Shrine. He belonged to the Scottish Rite Coordinate Bodies and the John Deere Retirees Club.

Children of HELMER KNUTE (HAM) NIELSEN and BERNICE IRENE MILLER are:
Generation No. 4.

A. *SHIRLEY JEAN NIELSEN. Born January 30, 1935 in Moline, Illinois.

3. SVEND HUGO (SWAN) NIELSEN. (Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Dristian Nielsen). Born on June 30, 1909 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Died 1966 in Moline, Illinois. Married KATHYRN LUCILLE THOMPSON on August 16, 1930 in Moline, Illinois.

NOTES: SVEND HUGO (SWAN ) NIELSEN graduated from high school and attended the University of Iowa College. They lived in Tennessee for a year and returned to Rock Island, Illinois. He worked for the John Deere Plow Works for 23 years as chief tool engineer. From 1950 until retirement in 1963, he worked at Douglas Machinery and Engineering Company in Davenport, Iowa. He retired as Works Manager. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Rock Island, Illinois. The American Society of Tool Engineers.

Children of SVEND HUGO (SWAN) NIELSEN and KATHRINE LUCILLE THOMPSON are:
Generation No. 4.

A. *JAMES HUGO NIELSEN. Born.
B. *JACKY NIELSEN. Born. September 26, 19?

4. RICHARD NIELSEN. (Harold Nielsen, Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born. ? in Moline, Illinois. Died. Married JANE in Born. ? in England.

Children of RICHARD NIELSEN and JANE are:

A.
B.
C.

4. BETTY JANE NIELSEN. (Harold Nielsen, Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Kristian Nielsen ). Born. ? in Moline, Illinois. Married JESS FREEMAN on February, 1965 in Nogales, Mexico. Died. ? in Moline, Illinois.

4. ROBERT LEE NIELSEN. (Harold Nielsen, Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born ? in Moline, Illinois. Married ELAINE ?

Children of ROBERT LEE NIELSEN and ELAINE ? are:
Generation No. 5.

A. ROBERT LEE NIELSEN JR. Born?

5. SHIRLEY JEAN NIELSEN. (Helmer Kunte Nielsen, Carl Magnus Nielsen, Soren Kristian Nielsen). Born January 30, 1935 in Moline, Ilinois. Died.
Married ROBERT LLOYD CANINE on August 1, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa. Born November 11, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Children of SHIRLEY JEAN NIELSEN and ROBERT LLOYD CANINE are:
Generation No. 6.

A. DANA LLOYD CANINE. Born September 29, 1953 in Ellsworth Air Force Base. Near Rapid City, South Dakota.
B. KRISTI LYNNE CANINE. Born March 26, 1955 in Des Moines, Iowa.
C. KATHY SUE CANINE. Born November 5, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa.
D. RANDY ROBERT CANINE. Born April 3, 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa.

NOTES: on Shirley and Robert Canine in the CANINE genealogy.


MILLER GENEALOGY

1. WILLIAM A. MILLER. Born February 28, 1807 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Died. June 27, 1884 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Married MARY ANNIE TAYLOR in 1836. Born. January 12, 1820 in Providence, Rhode Island. Died. September 21, 1899 in Buda, Illinois.

NOTES: WILLIAM MILLER was a Sea Captain. Lived in Beloit, Wisconsin at the age and for a short time of his marriage. He was of German Nationality and Methodist faith. Died at 77 at Buda at the home of daughter, Carrie Herbert, which whom he lived. Buried at Hopeland Cemetery.

NOTES: MARY ANNIE TAYLOR was a homemaker, Methodist faith, died at the age of 79 years. Buried Hopeland Cemetery.

Children of WILLIAM A. MILLER and MARY ANNIE TAYLOR are:
Generation No. 2

A.. W.T.MILLER. Born. April 30, 1851. Died September 20, 1899.
B. *BENJAMIN ALBERT MILLER. Born April 30, 1851 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Died. June 04, 1920 in Buda, Illinois.
C. CARRIE MILLER. Born. April 30, 1851. Died September 21, 1899. Married WILLIAM HERBERT Abt. 1865-1868.

2. BENJAMIN ALBERT MILLER. (William A. miller). Born April 30, 185l in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Died June 04, 1920 in Buda, Illinois. Married MARY E. WALLER on September 05, 1872 in Buda, Illinois. Born March 03, 1856 in Edgar County, Illinois. Died. September 10, 1925 in Moline, Illinois.

NOTES: BENJAMIN ALBERT MILLER. Watchman at Moline Steel Co. Factory foreman at Deere & Mansur Company. Yard foreman at Williams White & Co, last three years of life. Son Franklin stated his father was born in Kentucky? German nationality. Moved to Moline in 1881. Member of Stewart Camp Modern Woodman of America. Member of Second Methodist church of Moline. Buried at Rock Riverview Cemetery (South Moline Township).

NOTES: MARY E. WALLER. Homemaker. Died of Cancer of bladder. Buried at Rock Riverview Cemetery. Their daughter, ETTA MINNIE MARKS is buried in the same plot.

Children of BENJAMIN ALBERT MILLER and MARY E. WALLER are:
Generation No. 3

A. *WILLIAM HERBERT MILLER. Born November 25, 1873 in Wyanet, Illinois.
B. *BENJAMIN ALBERT MILLER JR. Born. 1874
C. *FRANKLIN T. MILLER. Born. March 22, 1877 in Bureau County, Illinois.
D. *GEORGE L. MILLER. Born. 1878.
E. ETTA "Minnie" Miller. Born. 1880. Died. 1910. Married MR. MARKS. 1894-1899
F. EVA MILLER. Born. 1882. Died. January 30, 1933. Married JOE STORIE Abt 1896-1899.
G. CHARLES MILLER. Born. 1884. Died June 04, 1920.
H. *ELMER MILLER. Born. 1886.
I. *FRED E. MILLER. Born. 1888.

2. WILLIAM HERBERT MILLER. (Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. November 25, 1873 in Wyanet, Illinois. Died July 06, 1946 in Moline, Illinois. Married
LUSANDA "SADIE" LAURETTA SHELEY on June 06, 1899 in Moline, Illinois. Born. ?

NOTES: WILLIAM HERBERT MILLER. Carpenter, assistant Superintendent Deere & Mansur Works. Furniture maker as a hobby. Liked to garden. Retired after 41 years with Deere & Co. Buried Riverside Cemetery Moline. Divorced LUSANDA LAURETTA SHELEY and married LAURA TALCOTT. Died in California.

Children?

2. BENJAMIN ALBERT MILLER JR. (Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. 1874. Died. Abt 1933. Married NELLIE SCHOTT on January 08, 1894. Divorced.

3. FRANKLIN T. MILLER. (Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born March 22, 1877 in Bureau County, Illinois. Died January 29, 1933 in Moline, Illinois. Married MARGARET FOX on May 16, 1900 in Rock Island, Illinois. Born. 1881 in Iowa.

NOTES: FRANKLIN T. MILLER. He received his education in Moline public schools. He attended Augustana College and the University of Missouri. He is a Civil Engineer, employed by the Merritt Chapman and Whitney corporation of Duluth, Minnesota. Contractors for the lock project at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Children of FRANKLIN T. MILLER and MARGARET FOX are.
Generation No. 4.

A. *MILDRED MILLER. Born. 1904.
B. VIVIAN MILLER. Born. 1905.
C. *RAYMOND MILLER. Born. 1908.
D. *BERNICE IRENE MILLER. Born.

3. ELMER L. MILLER. (Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. 1886. Died. July 06, 1946. Married JESSE MILLER on 1904.

NOTES: ELMER L. MILLER. House Carpenter. Lived in California in 1946.

3. FRED E. MILLER. (Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. 1888. Died ? Married BERTHA MILLER on 1902-1918. Lived in Moline in 1946.

3. FRANCIS MARGRITE MARY MILLER. (Franklin T. Miller, Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. September 20, 1901. Died March 1903. (18 months).

4. MILDRED MILLER. (Franklin T. Miller, Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. 1903 in Moline, Illinois. Died in Moline, Illinois. Married CHARLES TIEDGE.

Children of MILDREN MILLER and CHARLES TIEDGE are:
Generation No. 5.

A. *CHARLES ROBERT TIEDGE. Born May 23, 1926 in Moline, Illinois.
B. *WILLIAM RAY TIEDGE. Born May 31, 1927 in Moline, Illinois.

4. VIVIAN MILLER. (Franklin T. Miller, Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born?

4. RAYMOND J. MILLER. (Franklin T. Miller, Benjamen Albert Miller, William Miller). Born. in Moline, Illinois. Married VIOLET JOHNSON on November 26, 1931 in Rock Island, Illinois, moved to Milton, Mass.

NOTES: RAYMOND J. MILLER. Graduated from High School in Moline, Illinois. He moved to Milton, Illinois. He worked for Perrine Construction Corporation in Boston. He was a consultant for different companys that built bridges all over the world.

Children of RAYMOND MILLER and VIOLET JOHNSON are:
Generation No 5.

A. MARAVENE MILLER. Born. ?
B. MICHELLE MILLER. Born. ?

4. MILDRED MILLER. (Franklin T. Miller, Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. May 30, 1903 in Moline, Illinois. Died February 05, 1985 in Moline, Illinois. Married EDWIN GEORGE TIEDGE on ? in Moline, Illinois. Born? Died? in Houston Texas.

Children of MILDRED MILLER and EDWIN GEORGE TIEDGE are:
Generation No. 5.

A. *CHARLES ROBERT TIEDGE. Born. May 23, 1924 in Moline, Illinois.
B. *WILLIAM RAY TIEDGE. Born. May 31, 1927 in Moline, Illinois.

4. BERNICE IRENE MILLER. (Franklin T. Miller, Benjamin Albert Miller, William A. Miller). Born. March 13, 1909 Moline, Illinois. Died. August 04, 1991 Moline, Illinois. Married HELMER KNUTE NIELSEN on June 29, 1929 in Moline, Illinois. Died. December 25, 1981.

NOTES: BERNICE IRENE MILLER. Homemaker. She was billed on the stage during Vaudeville days with BUSTER KEATON and also was billed with HAROLD LLOYD. She was billed as the: DANCING BUTTERFLY. She and her husband were avid dancers.
Children of BERNICE IRENE MILLER and HELMER KNUTE NIELSEN are:
Generation No. 5

A, *SHIRLEY JEAN NIELSEN. Born. January 30, 1935.

5. CHARLES ROBERT TIEDGE. (Edwin George Tiedge). Born May 23, 1924 in Moline, Illinois. Married CORRINE WEIGANDT on December 25, ? in Moline, Illinois.

NOTES: CHARLES ROBERT TIEDGE worked for the John Deere Company and retired there.

Children of CHARLES ROBERT TIEDGE and CORRINE WEIGANDT are:
Generation No. 6.

A. *RENEE CORINE TIEDGE. Born. December 26, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa
B. *MICHELLE LYNN TIEDGE. Born. February 05, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa.

5. WILLIAM RAY TIEDGE. (Edwin George Tiedge). Born. May 31, 1927 in Moline, Illinois. Died. January 16, 1986 in Moline, Illinois. Married NANCY in Moline, Illinois.

Children of WILLIAM RAY TIEDGE and NANCY are:
Generation No. 6.

A.
B.

6. RENEE CORRINE TIEDGE. (Charles Robert Tiedge, Edwin George Tiedge). Born. December 26, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa. Married DAVID DOUGLAS DRAKE on May 25, 1974. Born? in?

NOTES: RENEE CORRINE TIEDGE graduated from Roosevelt High School. Graduated from Drake University on May 1974 with a B.A. in Art.

NOTES: DAVID DOUGLAS DRAKE graduated from Valley High School, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Also graduated from Drake University with a law degree. (Corporate Law)

Children of RENEE CORRINE TIEDGE and DAVID DOUGLAS DRAKE are:
Generation No. 7.

A. JUSTIN MICHAEL DRAKE. Born. Jaanuary 26, 1981 in Des Moines, Iowa.
B. MICHAEL DAVID DRAKE. Born September 06, 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa.

6. MICHELLE LYNN TIEDGE. (Charles Robert Tiedge, Edwin George Tiedge). Born. Febuary 05, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa. Married DAVID BLAINE CHARRON on July 02, 1976 in Des Moines, Iowa. Born?

NOTES: MICHELLE LYNN TIEDGE graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Mones, Iowa. She also graduated from the University of Iowa in May of 1977. Degree?

Children of MICHELLE LYNN TIEDGE and DAVID BLAINE CHARRON are:
Generation No 7.

A. KEVIN FLETCHER CHARRON. Born. June 29, 1979 In Minneapolis, Minn.
B. ETHAN ARNOLD CHARRON. Born. December 12, 1982, In Minneapolis, Minn.








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HELMER K. NIELSEN "Birth Certificate".

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