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Charles Nelson.—Since 1892 has Charles Nelson been a resident in the city of Ludington, Mason county, Michigan, and since 1898 he has been actively engaged in buying, selling and shipping produce, adding to that enterprise, in 1908, the coal commission business. He was born in Denmark, on the 29th of September, 1864, and he was reared and educated in his native land, whence he came to the United States at the age of twenty-one years. After his arrival in this country he proceeded directly to Ludington and immediately purchased a little farm in Pere Marquette township, Mason county, one and a half miles outside the city limits. He was identified with agricultural pursuits for a period of seven years, at the expiration of which, in 1892, he established his home in Ludington, as already noted. For a number of years he was in the employ of Mr. Stearnes, working in his saw mills and other places until 1898, at which time he engaged in the produce business, buying, selling and shipping all kinds of marketable goods. In this connection he built up a large and prosperous business.

In 1906 he had constructed his fine office and warehouse and in 1908 he began to handle a coa' commission business in addition to his other interests, catering to a wholesale and retail trade and employing four men and two teams with which to carry on the business. Mr. Nelson is a most capable business man and he is a most loyal and public-spirited citizen, doing all in his power to advance the growth and general progress of his adopted country.

In Denmark, in 1890, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Nelson to Miss Catherine Nelson, who was born and reared in that country. They have six children, namely,—Sarah, Christine, Olga, Dagmer, Anna and Harvey.

Mr. Nelson is a Democrat in his political proclivities and he is well known as one of the leading business men in Ludington, where he has taken an active part in public affairs. He is affiliated with various fraternal and social organizations of prominent order and he and his family are devout members of the Baptist church, in the various departments of whose work they have been most active factors.

A history of northern Michigan and its people, Volume 2 By Perry Francis Powers, Harry Gardner Cutler

 

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