ELLEN NIELSEN (nee PETERSEN), Enke (widow) was born Sept. 3, 1826 in Radsted, Saskjobing, Lolland, Denmark. She was baptized the same year in Radsted Church by Pastor Moller and confirmed by the same minister.She was married on July 17, 1860 and came to America in 1866. She joined the congregation Feb. 7, 1896. (Elma Stedje was her granddaughter.)First Members of the Congregation-1896. St. John’s Lutheran Church 100th Anniversary, 1896-1996, Oregon, WI