Myrtle Katherine Nelson




Johan Vilhelm (John William) "Bill" Granberg was born October 31, 1901, in Nederluleĺ, Norrbotten, Sweden, and died February 2, 1985, at St. Anthony's Hospital Central, Denver, Adams Co., CO, at age 83. He is the son of Nils Emans Nilsson of Sweden, and Charlotta Vilhelmina Engman of Sweden.

Myrtle Katherine Nelson was born August 29, 1901, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, and died July 18, 1994, in Thornton, Adams Co., CO, at age 92. She is the daughter of Clarence Cornelius Nelson of Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, and Edith Christina Larson of the Town of Farmington, Waupaca Co., WI.

John William "Bill" Granberg and Myrtle Katherine Nelson were married on February 24, 1923, in Gregory Co., SD.

John William "Bill" Granberg and Myrtle Katherine (Nelson) Granberg had three children:

  1. William Berthal "Bill" Granberg: Born November 19, 1925, in the Village of Prentice, Price Co., WI; Died March 31, 1993, in New York City, New York Co., NY (age 67). Married July 2, 1970, in Manhattan, New York City, NY, to Gabriella T. Piomboni: Born September 1, 1954, in Unknown. Divorced before 1992. Gabriella then married 1992 in Manhattan, New York City, NY, to Stefano Campolmi: Born Unknown.
  2. Geraldine Joyce "Geri" Granberg: Born November 3, 1929, in Gregory Co., SD. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1947, and attended the University of South Dakota at the time of her marriage. Married June 18, 1950, at Bethesda Lutheran Church, Hot Springs, Fall River Co., SD, to Gerald Lavern Krutsch: Born October 28, 1923, in Stickney, Aurora Co., SD; Died December 26, 2018, in Northglenn, Adams Co., CO (age 95). Buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1942, and had completed his Masters Degree from the University of South Dakota at the time of his marriage.
  3. Francis Emil "Frank" Granberg: Born August 20, 1934, in Winner, SD. Married April 30, 1955, in Los Angeles Co., CA, to Arline Joy Wibe: Born October 12, 1934, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. She is the daughter of Orville Willard "Bud" Wibe of Osage, Mitchell Co., IA, and Hilda Christine Louise Helzer of Palmer, Hall Co., NE.



TIMELINE

Myrtle Katherine Nelson was born August 29, 1901, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.

Johan Vilhelm (John William) "Bill" Granberg was born October 31, 1901, in Nederluleĺ, Norrbotten, Sweden.


Johan Vilhelm (John William) "Bill" Granberg Birth Record.


The Granberg family departed April 25, 1902, from Liverpool, England, aboard the S. S. Celtic, arriving in the Port of New York on May 3, 1902.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Olaus Larson (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents, is a married Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in the Town of Farmington, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him are: his wife, Katharine O. Larson (age 57) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents; his unmarried daughter, Edith C. Larson (age 22), born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, who Does Housekeeping; his unmarried son, Elmer Larson (age 19) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, a Farm Laborer; his unmarried son, Walter E. Larson (age 17) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, a Farm Laborer; his daughter, Freeda M. Larson (age 13) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents; his granddaughter, Myrtle Larson (age 3) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents; his granddaughter, Hazel Larson (age 2) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents; and his grandson, Paul E. Larson (age 4/12) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 3, 1910, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 31) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents is a General Farm Farmer owning his farm and is living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wifeof 10 years, Edith C. Nelson (age 27) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents, with all five of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children: Myrtle C. Nelson (age 8) born in Illinois; Hazel M. Nelson (age 7) born in Illinois; Paul E. Nelson (age 5) born in Illinois; Fern E. Nelson (age 2) born in South Dakota; and Olive S. Nelson (age 1/12) born in South Dakota.


Elm Grove, SD, 1914


 Edith, Hazel, Paul and Myrtle Nelson - Elm Grove, SD, 1916


 Back row: Paul, Hazel, Myrtle, Edith and Clarence; Front row: Fern, Olive, Laurel and Walter - Elm Grove, SD, 1919


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows Clarence C. Nelson (age 41) born in Illinois to Swedish-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife Edith C. Nelson (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents. Living with them are his nine unmarried children, all born to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents: Myrtle K. Nelson (age 18) born in Illinois, a Rural School Teacher; Hazel M. Nelson (age 17) born in Illinois; Paul E. Nelson (age 14) born in Illinois; Fern E. R. Nelson (age 12) born in South Dakota; Laurel V. Nelson (age 9) born in South Dakota; Walter R. Nelson (age 4-7/12) born in South Dakota; Violet T. Nelson (age 1-7/12) born in South Dakota; and Norman N. Nelson (age 1/12) born in South Dakota. Clarence C. Nelson was the census enumerator.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 21, 1920, shows John Gronberg (age 41) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1902 and becoming a naturalized citizen in 1909 is a Farmer owning his farm with a mortgage and is living in the Town of Prentice, Price Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Charlotte Gronberg (age 42) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1902 and becoming a naturalized citizen in 1909. Living with them are his three unmarried children, all born to Swedish-born parents: John W. Gronberg (age 18) born in Sweden and having emigrated in 1902 and becoming a naturalized citizen, who is a Laborer; Anna M. Gronberg (age 11) born in Wisconsin; and Carl H. Gronberg (age 10/12) born in Wisconsin.

John William "Bill" Granberg and Myrtle Katherine Nelson were married February 24, 1923, in Gregory Co., SD.


John William "Bill" Granberg and Myrtle Katherine Nelson Marriage Record.


John William "Bill" Granberg and Myrtle Katherine Nelson Marriage Picture, 1923.


William Berthal "Bill" Granberg was born November 19, 1925, in the Village of Prentice, Price Co., WI.


The six Nelson sisters, 1928


The Clarence and Edith Nelson family


Geraldine Joyce "Geri" Granberg was born November 3, 1929, in Gregory Co., SD.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 17, 1930, shows Wm. J. Granberg (age 28) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents having emigrated in 1902 and a naturalized citizen and first married at age 21 is a Garage Blacksmith owning his own home and is living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him is his wife, Myrtle K. Granberg (age 28) born in Illinois to Illinois and Wisconsin-born parents. Living with them are his two children, both born to Swedish and Illinois-born parents: William B. Granberg (age 4) born in Wisconsin; and Geraldine J. Granberg (age 4/12) born in South Dakota. Note: Clarence Nelson was the Census Enumerator.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 10, 1930, shows John Granberg (age 54) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1899 and a naturalized citizen and first married at age 33 is a Farmer owning his own farm and is living in the Town of Prentice, Price Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Helga M. Granberg (age 46) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and having emigrated in 1903 and a naturalized citizen and first married at age 25. Also living at home are John's two children, both born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents: John E. Granberg (age 14); and Carl O. Granberg (age 10). 

Francis Emil "Frank" Granberg was born August 20, 1934, in Winner, SD.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 29, 1940, shows J. W. Granberg (age 38) born in Sweden, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School, and a Naturalized Citizen, is a married Garage Owner Attendant, and who owns his home worth $2,000 and is living in Dixon Twp., Gregory Co., SD. Living with him are: his wife, Myrtle Granberg (age 38) born in Illinois, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 3 years of High School; his son, Berthal Granberg (age 14) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School; his daughter, Geraldine Granberg (age 10) born in South Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of School; and his son, Francis Granberg (age 5) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House.


Clarence Cornelius Nelson and Edith Christina (Larson) Nelson's 65th wedding anniversary, April 15, 1965, Hot Springs, Fall River Co., SD.


Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, MI, Wednesday, April 2, 1975

Elof N. Granberg

MELLEN - Funeral services for Elof N. Granberg, 77, who died last Friday at Plantation, Fla., were held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at the Congregational United Church of Christ here with the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial was at Mellen Union Cemetery. Mr. Granberg was born Jan. 14, 1898 in Sweden and was married to the former Tessie Cregor, who died Aug. 26, 1967. He operated a grocery and meat market in Mellen for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Delaney, Plantation; two grandchildren, and two brothers, John, Prentice, Wis., and William, Denver, Colo.


Theresa Caroline "Tessie" (Cregor) Granberg

John William "Bill" Granberg died February 2, 1985, at St. Anthony's Hospital Central, Denver, Adams Co., CO, at age 83.

Myrtle soon moved to a retirement community, The Villas at Sunny Acres, 2501 E. 104th Ave., Apt. #57, Thornton, Adams Co., CO, in order to be near other people.

William Berthal "Bill" Granberg died March 31, 1993, in New York City, New York Co., NY, at age 67.

Myrtle Katherine (Nelson) Granberg died July 18, 1994, in Thornton, Adams Co., CO, at age 92.


Geraldine Joyce "Geri" (Granberg) Krutsch, middle row, second from left.


Francis Emil "Frank" Granberg, middle row, third from right.


Gerald Lavern Krutsch died December 26, 2018, in Northglenn, Adams Co., CO, at age 95. Buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.


Gerald Lavern Krutsch Obituary

Gerald was born October 28, 1923, to John Paul & Bertha Clara (Grebe) Krutsch in Stickney South Dakota The family moved to Hot Springs South Dakota in 1937 where he excelled in athletics and graduated in 1942 with letters in Football, Basketball & Track. Enrolling at USD he lettered in Football & enlisted in the Army Reserve Corps. December 2, 1942. Entering active duty March 20, 1943. After Cadet duty at Fort Ord, California he served 18 months in the Pacific Theatre of Operations World War II on New Caledonia, Iwo Jima & Okinawa. As a Staff Sargent with the 147th Infantry Regiment, he was awarded two Bronze Star Metals, 1 for exemplary conduct & 1 for meritorious service in action against the enemy on Iwo Jima. Honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant February 15, 1946. Gerald enrolled at Utah State University 1946, lettered in Football and started advanced Quarter Master ROTC and finished with honors. He had the honor at Utah State of playing at the 1947 Raisin Bowl in Fresno California. He went back to USD and made All-Conference tackle for both Offense & Defense & Team Captain in 1947 – 1948, played on Conference Championship Teams. He broke the USD Shot Put record thus duplicating his High School State record. He lettered 3 years in Football & 2 years in Track at USD. The National SAE Fraternity selected him on their Second All American Team, He was also a member of the USD Sports Hall of Fame and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He was one of 12 select Seniors Graduating in1949 with a 2nd Lieutenant commission and a BA Degree. A Master’s in education followed in 1953. He met & fell in love with Geraldine in Hot Springs South Dakota they were married on June 18th, 1950 & started a loving family. His Federal Government work career he started coaching at the BIA High School at Pine Ridge South Dakota. Gerald’s Military career spanned 41 years 3 years of active duty and 38 years with various reserve assignments including graduating from Army’s Command and General Staff College. Before retiring in 1983 he obtained a rank of Lt. Colonel from the Army Reserve. He continued Federal Government work as an Education Specialist with the Air Force and then the Army Recruiting Command in Denver, Retiring in 1988 with a total of 35 years Federal Civil Service. He Served on the Northglenn planning board and was President of the original recreational district. He coached little league Football & Basketball, was also involved with volunteering with the Boy Scouts. After retirement volunteered at Barr Lake State Park as a nature guide for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He was a Member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church his faith in the Lord was an important part of his life. He was Preceded in death by his parents Paul & Bertha Krutsch, his sister Phyllis Poland, & his brothers Kenneth & Harlan Krutsch. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to send donations to Northglenn American Legion Post 22 11081 Irma Dr. Northglenn, CO 80233-3618.


 

 

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