History: Helding Rosenquist Nelson

Helding Rosenquist Nelson was born 13 May 1894 in Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden to Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 33, and Elsa Nelson, age 36. He was the 6th of 8 children, and the 4th of 4 sons, born to the couple. His older siblings are: Nels Rosenquist, who was born 24 December 1882; Anna Rosenquist, who was born 7 July 1884; Hanna Rosenquist, who was born 4 October 1886; John Rosenquist, who was born 10 July 1888; and Edward Rosenquist, born 6 October 1891. They were all born in Efveröd. Sadly, Hanna Rosenquist died when she was 2 months 28 days old on 1 January 1877.

On 31 January 1897, when Helding Rosenquist was 2 years old, his sister Ella Karn was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. Sadly she died, when she was almost 6 months old, on 30 July 1897 in Pleasant Grove. 

Helding Rosenquist’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when he was 3 years old on 4 April 1898 in Pleasant Grove. They named her Effie Druscilla.

Helding Rosenquist was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when he was 8 years old on 6 September 1902.

On 1 September 1909, when Helding Rosenquist was 15 years old, he was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 49, and Elsa Nelson, age 51, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City

When Helding Rosenquist was 20 years old, his brother, Nels Rosenquist, died at the age of 31 on 21 August 1914 in Pleasant Grove.

Helding Rosenquist completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances and then was married and sealed for time and eternity to Maud Eliza Ash on 16 June 1920 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Helding Rosenquist was 26 years old at the time and Maud Eliza was 25 years old at the time.

On 1 June 1921, when Helding Rosenquist was 27 years old, his daughter Anna Mae was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

Helding Rosenquist’s first son, George Helding, was born on 4 September 1924 in Pleasant Grove when Helding Rosenquist was 30 years old. 

To Be Continued…

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