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Nels Edgar "Chub" Colbenson

Male 1894 - 1959  (64 years)


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  • Name Nels Edgar "Chub" Colbenson 
    Born 29 Aug 1894  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 18 Nov 1894  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Rushford Lutheran Church
    HEAL Cause of death: heart attack  [1
    Occupation Mechanic, J. Eggen & Sons 
    Died 5 Jan 1959  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 10 Jan 1959  Rushford Lutheran Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Nels "Chub" Colbenson, 64, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday at his home in Rushford. He was born here Aug. 29, 1894, son of Mr. and Mrs. Colben (Anna) Colbenson, and married Florence Eggen May 20, 1922 at Rushford. He was employed by Earl's Tree Service as a mechanic and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Colbenson is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert, stationed with Air Force in Africa and Keith, Palm Dale, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Jean) Anderton, Los Angeles; four brothers, Fritz and Ted, Rushford, and Casper and Victor, Cornell, Wis., and four sisters, Mrs. George James, Rushford; Mrs. O. O. Fetting, Eyota; Mrs. Albert Heideman, Mountain Home, Ark., and Mrs. Soren Backman, Cornell, Wis. Two brothers are dead and a son, Francis, died in infancy. Jensen Funeral Home is making funeral arrangements.

      Nels (or 'Chub') worked as mechanic for J. Eggen & Sons in Rushford, MN.

      1930 US Census, Minmesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Edgar Colbenson, rents home for $15, age 35, first married age 27, mechanic garage, with wife Florence L. 38, children Robert D. 4-5/12, Jean P. 2-6/12, Keith E. 9/12

      1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Nels Colbenson, 46, education 8, born MN, mechanic Ford Garage, worked 52 weeks, wages 720, wife Florence, 48, education H3, born MN, son Robert, 14, education 8, born WI, daughter Jean, 12, education 6, born WI, son Kieth, 10, education 4, born WI

      Alternate death date: Jan 1958

      Another resident with historic roots is Roger Colbenson, with a 150-year family tree in Rushford. His great-great-grandfather, Nels Kolbjornson, settled in Rushford.

      Baptized Nils Eddi [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
    Person ID I12672  Mindrum
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2014 

    Father Kolbjorn Nilsen Colben Colbenson,   b. 29 Sep 1859, Sorknaes, Grue, Hedmark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1905, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Anna Tenborg,   b. 20 Aug 1863, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1906, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1883  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F26041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Leona Eggen,   b. 16 Oct 1890, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1982, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 20 May 1922  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Francis Colberg Colbenson,   b. 26 Apr 1923, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1925, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Robert Dale Colbenson,   b. 18 Nov 1925, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 2016, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Jean Phyllis Colbenson,   b. 30 Aug 1927, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1984, Covina, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Keith Eggen Colbenson,   b. 25 Jun 1929, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 2004, Palmdale, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F8645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Colbenson, Chub and Florence Eggen
    Colbenson, Chub and Florence Eggen
    50th Wedding Anniversary

    Headstones
    Colbenson, Nels Edgar
    Colbenson, Nels Edgar

  • Sources 
    1. [S918] Nels E. Colbenson obituary, Tri-County Record, 15 Jan 1959, p. 1.

    2. [S8144] Ministeriabog for Rushford og Cedar Valley norsk evangeliske lutherske Menigheder i Fillmore go Winona Counties in Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1873, Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford, Minnesota, Baptisms 1894, #37.

    3. [S8160] Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota.

    4. [S897] Douglas Eggen, Personal Knowlege.

    5. [S2569] 1930 US Census, Minmesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Enum. Dist. 23-30, sheet 7B.

    6. [S6586] 1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Enum. Dist. 23-31, sheet 5B.

    7. [S917] Florence Eggen Colbenson obituary, Tri-County Record, 6 Jan 1983.

    8. [S919] Winona Post Online, 17 Jul 2002.

    9. [S8144] Ministeriabog for Rushford og Cedar Valley norsk evangeliske lutherske Menigheder i Fillmore go Winona Counties in Staten Minnesota North America, Paabegyndt 1873, Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford, Minnesota.

    10. [S7971] Ancestry Public Trees, Jeanette Kay Jacobson, www.ancestry.com.