Death Claims Aged Resident
Pioneer Globeville Public Official Passes at Age of 91. Nels C. Johnson, 91, of Floyd Hill, Colo., early-day public official in Globeville before it became part of Denver and former postmaster at Floyd Hill, died at his home Thursday after a short illness. He was a resident of Colorado fifty-three years, justice of the peace, and town treasurer of Globeville in the early days of its incorporation, and postmaster at Floyd Hill twenty-eight years. He retired a year and a half ago. Born in Denmark in 1847, he came to Chicago in 1871 at the age of 24, accompanied by his wife, Kirsten. After a few months in Chicago, he moved to Fremont, Neb., working there and in Wahoo and Minden as a cabinet maker until 1886, when he came to Denver.
His first wife died ten years ago, and he married Anna M. Johnson of Denver.
He was a charter member of the Danish Brotherhoos, Lodge No. 43, and two years ago received his fifty-year membership jewel.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Fred of Denver, and Andrew M. of Elbert Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. Christina Nielsen and Mrs. Mary Johnson, both of Denver; a sister, Mrs. Marie Peterson of Denver; four stepchildren; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Olinger Mortuary at Sixteenth and Boulder streets at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Carol Nielsen-Maul of Black Hawk, who goes by “Cookie” most of the time, provided this original newspaper article from years gone past – unknown what newspaper but was published in 1938 based on his age and date of birth. Nels was her father’s grandfather. His mother’s name was Christina Johnson-Nielsen.