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Dublin in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Nielsen Family

 
 
The Nielsen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
1. The Nielsen Family Marker
Inscription.  Originally from Denmark, Peter Nielsen settled in Dublin in the late 1800ís leasing a large tract of land from Dougherty on what is now called the Camp Parks, Dougherty Valley area. His son, Tom, (1865-1956) purchased land in the Silvergate Dublin Canyon area, raised cattle and farmed the land. He served on the Murray School Board and Alameda County Sheriff Reserves. Tomís son, Robert ĎBudĒ continued his familyís community service tradition by serving on Dublinís Volunteer Fire Department, Alameda County Sheriff Reserves, Dublin Pioneer Cemetery Board, chaired the Dublin Community Club (1960) and served for over twelve years as trustee on the Murry School Board. Fourth generation Nielsens, (Budís children) Roxanne, Tom, Robert Jr. and Jeff are cattle ranchers in the Dublin-Dougherty Valley. A school is named in honor of the Nielsen Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 37° 41.977′ N, 121° 56.363′ W. Marker is in Dublin, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from
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Donlan Way. The wooden marker stands next to the Nielsen family plot in the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, part of the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin CA 94568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kolb Family (a few steps from this marker); John Bonde (a few steps from this marker); James Witt Dougherty (within shouting distance of this marker); Harlan Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Moller (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Donlon (within shouting distance of this marker); John S. Martin (within shouting distance of this marker); Rasmussen Family (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
 
The Nielsen Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
2. The Nielsen Family Marker
Nielsen Family plot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
3. Nielsen Family plot
Nielsen headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, July 6, 2022
4. Nielsen headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 12, 2024