Nels L. Isaacson, who is successfully engaged in farming on section 11, Mariposa township, was born in the province
of Skane, Sweden, on the 11th of June, 1868. He is an adopted son of Lave and Anna (Sorenson) Isaacson, also natives
of that province. When Nels L. Isaacson was an infant of six months the family came to the United States and took
up their residence in Omaha, where they lived for a year, after which they came to Saunders county, Nebraska. Here
Lave Isaacson homesteaded land on section 9, Mariposa township, on which he proved up, and subsequently purchased
one hundred and twenty acres three miles east of his homestead, removing to that place, where he carried on general
farming. Some time in the '90s he returned to Sweden and remained there about six months. On coming again to this
country he made his home in Wahoo for one year and spent the following three years on his farm in Mariposa township,
after which he removed to Malmo, where his last days were passed, his demise occurring in 1905. While living in
Wahoo he engaged in the implement business and was in the grain and stock business at Malmo for about five years.
He was a democrat in political belief and held a number of local offices, including the mayoralty of Malmo. He
was quite active in church work, being one of the organizers and a trustee of the Swedish Mission church. He is
buried in Castle cemetery, Malmo, as is his wife, who died in 1915.
Niels L. Isaacson received his education in the common schools and in the Luther Academy at Wahoo. He was early
reared to farm work and since reaching mature years has continued to follow agricultural pursuits. He owns one
hundred and twenty acres of land on section 11, Mariposa township, which he purchased in 1901, and now owns forty
acres additional, likewise on section 11. He also has an undivided interest in one hundred and twenty acres adjoining
his farm and is one of the substantial citizens of his township. He carries on general farming and finds the production
of grain and the raising of stock both profitable.
In 1895 Mr. Isaacson was married to Miss Ida Nystrom, who was born in the province of Dolerne, Sweden. She passed
away in 1900 and is buried in the Lutheran cemetery. She was the mother of two children, Levi and Edna M. Mr. Isaacson's
sister Hannah makes her home with him and has charge of the household duties.
Mr. Isaacson is a member of the Lutheran church and takes an active interest in its work. His political allegiance
is given to the democratic party but, while he is not indifferent to public affairs, he has never been an office
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Saunders County, NE
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