Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Carl G. Nielsen

Carl G. Nielsen was born on August 2, 1858 on the island of Amrum in Germany. He came to the United States in 1875. After settling in Sandusky, Carl Nielsen was employed by Schacht & Fruechtnicht, a leading fish company. Eventually the firm became known as Fruechtnicht & Nielsen. An article in the May 10, 1902 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal stated that Carl G. Nielsen was a self made man. From 1895 until his death in 1902, Carl G. Nielsen was the owner of the Nielsen Opera House (formerly known as the Biemiller Opera House.)Plate VII in SANDUSKY EINST UND JETZT features a picture of Carl Nielsen and the Nielsen Opera House.

Mr. Nielsen had many other business interests, including part ownership of Cedar Point, director of Third National Bank, president of the Bonded Warehouse Company, director of the Wagner Lake Ice and Coal Company, and president of the Diamond Wine Company. In 1885, Carl G. Nielsen took Lena Molitor as his wife.

Carl G. Nielsen died suddenly on May 10, 1902. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery. His wife Lena, who married Charles F. Mischler after the death of her first husband, is buried beside Carl Nielsen.

Several members of the extended Nielsen family are buried in the Nielsen family lot at Oakland Cemetery.

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