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1875 Emma Nelson signed CDV Photo, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa


On front: "Emma Nelson '75" is handwritten in old period dip pen ink. Photo type: Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: Monfort & Hill, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. (Known to be photographer Alfred Monfort or Alfred W. Monfort & his business partner George Hill)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
United States Census 1860 for John Nelson
Event Place Burlington City, Des Moines, Iowa
Age 28
Occupation: Grocer
Birth Year (Estimated) 1832, Indiana
Household, Role, Sex, Age, Birthplace:
JR Nelson, M age 28, Indiana (John R. Nelson)
Elizabeth Nelson, F age 27, Bavaria, Germany
Edgar Nelson, M age 6, Iowa
Emma Nelson, F age 1, Iowa
Mary Swanson, F age 20, Sweden, a Servant

1880 US Census Records for Emma Nelson
Event place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
Age: 21
Marital status : Single
Occupation: At Home
Relationship to head: Daughter
Birthplace: Iowa in 1859
Father's name: John R. Nelson
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Elizabeth Nelson
Mother's birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Household Gender Age Birthplace:
Head: John R. Nelson, M 49, born Indiana
Wife: Elizabeth Nelson, F 48, born Germany
Daughter: Emma Nelson, F 21, born Iowa
Daughter: Ida Nelson, F 19, born Iowa
Daughter: Laura Nelson, F 11, born Iowa
Servant: Mary Kahre, F 19 Iowa

Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa: Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Many of the Prominent Citizens of To-day and Also of the Past, Hobart Publishing Company, Chicago, 1905. Bio of CHARLES F. SCHRAMM: "During the period between 1861 and 1862, Mr. Schramm spent two months with the Second Iowa Regiment as clerk to J. T. Stewart, a lieutenant at Bird's Point, Ky., and Cairo, 111. He was also one month with the Seventh Iowa Regiment as sutler, and with J.R. Nelson as a clerk."

Book: HISTORY OF DES MOINES COUNTY IOWA AND ITS PEOPLE, CHICAGO Published by the THE S.J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1915 On FREDERICK SCHMIEG: "He then engaged in the retail grocery business with his brother-in-law, J.R. Nelson, but the partnership was dissolved during the Civil war, and shortly afterward Mr. Schmieg opened a retail drygoods store in company with another brother-in-law, Charles F. Schramm."

1879 History of Des Moines County, Burlington: "The Embalming Burial Case Co. was organized in 1876, and incorporated November 12, 1877. The officers are J.R. Nelson, President; R.R. Dorr, Secretary; A.L. Skinner, Treasurer."

Portrait and Biographical Album of Des Moines County, Iowa, pub. in Chicago by Acme Publishing, 1888: "Our subject H.A. Brown came to Burlington, Iowa, in 1857, and was employed as clerk in the hardware business until the breaking out of the late war, when he joined J.R. Nelson in the sutler's department, accompanying the 7th Iowa Infantry, and continuing with that regiment until November, 1863, when he was commissioned sutler of a colored Alabama regiment, which position he held until he was captured during Gen. Forrest's raid from Athens, Ala., to Nashville, Tenn."

This is a beautiful old 1870's CDV photo of Emma Nelson, who would be age 16 in 1875. Found in Ulster County NY, does she also have northeast ties? Her father John, a Civil War Sutler and veteran, owned a grocery business in Burlington, Iowa and later owned the Embalming Burial Case Company.

Their beautiful brick historical Victorian home, still standing, is called the Nelson-Crapo house in Burlington, as it was later bought in 1883 by Philip Madison Crapo, president of the Burlington & Illinois Bridge Company.

It is possible by handwritten date, that she was an alumni of the the class of 1875 of an unknown school. This is a wonderful and close up, intimate portrait of beautiful Emma.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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