Private Tosten Nelson
47th Wisconsin Volunteers 23 Jan 65-10 Sep 65
On information received from his descendant great grandson.

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 18:31:46 EST

Dear Pete,
    I have a copy of a Certificate of Service for Tosten Nelson with Company D of the 47th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry.  He enlisted on 23 Jan 1865 and was mustered out  on 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Tosten Was born on 15 Mar 1826 in Vang, Valdres, Norway on the Kvien farm and sold his farm in 1861 and came with wife and 7 children to Wisconsin.     He was my great grandfatherHis son, Nels Tostenson Nelson homesteaded in the Goose River Valley, near Mayville, ND. In 1878 Tosten moved to the Mayville, MN area where he died  on 18 Jun 1887 and is buried with Civil War Veteran recognition at the Mayville Cemetery.  
Sincerely,
Wayne D. Nelson, great-grandson
Hawley, MN
Renae Larson, great-great-granddaughter

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