History of Sanpete & Emery Counties; pg. 165, BYU 979.256 NIELSON, JOHN R., shoemaker, son of Neils and Karen, was born in Norway March 23, 1854. He served an apprenticeship of three and a half years and learned his trade in Norway. Joined the Mormon Church in 1875 and in 1880 came to Utah, locating in Salt Lake City, where he remained four years. In 1884 he came to Manti aud opened a shoe shop at No. 7 Union street, where he employs two men at the bench in manufacturing boots and shoes. Also owns a stock of boots and shoes of about 1000. He owns his shop, two stores next to it aud a residence in the city. Is quite a worker in the Mormon Church. Was married in Salt Lake City September 16, 1880, to Jensina M. Jensen. They have seven children: Joseph G., Anna M., Jensina Martha, John R. N., Niels J. A., Karen Otelie E. and Otto T.
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