Museum the New Llano Colony

Carl Nelson Alternate spelling Karl

Birth: He was born in 1909 at Oregon.  

Family Information: Brother of Frank and Howard Nelson.  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 he was living in the Newllano Colony.

Job in Colony: At the veneer plant in September 1931 he, Ike Jensen, Claude Allred and Ben Hewett were fishing the blocks out of the cooking vat and sending them up to George Collins for Ernest Kimball and Fred Busick to peel, after which they were fed to the big veneer machine; while Roede's and Mrs. Killian's crews took care of the cutting and stacking.  

Other Info:  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was a lodger with O.H. Larson in a home in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony). He was working as a laborer doing road construction.  

Death: He died in 1965 at El Dorado, California and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Diamond Springs, California.  

Sources: "Llano Colonist": September 5, 1931; US Census: 1940; California Death Index;  


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