Biography of Nes M. Lund
Marin County, CA Biographies





Nes Madsen Lund. Was born in Denmark November 10, 1838, and remained in that country until he was sixteen years of age. In 1854 he sailed from Hamburg before the mast on board a vessel bound for Australia with passengers. Thence he went to the East Indies, continuing on the same vessel in that trade until 1858, during which year they were shipwrecked on the Phillipine islands. From Manilla he sailed on board a Scotch vessel bound for Java, and thence to England, arriving in 1859. He then paid a visit to his birthplace. In the Spring of 1860, in company with ten of his countrymen, he came to California, arriving in San Francisco in May of that year. He proceeded at once to El Dorado county, and engaged in mining during the next three years. He then went to Idaho and engaged in the same pursuit for two years. In the latter part of 1865 he returned to California and again to Denmark. In the Spring of 1866 he came back to California, bringing with him seven young men and four young women. On this voyage they underwent a great deal of hardship, on account of the breaking out of the cholera on board the ship. Of the seven hundred and seventy five passengers who sailed from Liverpool one hundred and sixty three died. The vessel was in quarantine for two months of Sandy Hook. After returning to California he purchased a vessel, which he ran for one year. He then began farming on the Coleman tract, in Margin county. In 1870 he opened a hotel at Ross' Landing and conducted that one year. From that time until 1875 he was engaged in various pursuits, when, in company with his brother, he opened a grocery store in Salinas, Monterey county. Here he remained one year, when he returned to San Rafael where he has since resided. In 1878 he was elected to the Board of Education, which office he still holds, rendering general satisfaction. In August, 1866, he was married to Miss Maria E. Ocksen. They have three children, one boy and two girls.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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