Lawrence Nelson – Was born in Skepparslöf, Skȧne, Sweden on April 25, 1862.  In company with his parents he emigrated to America in 1869 and soon was in Chicago.  After attending public school and business college, he worked for three years in the jewelry business.  Mr. Nelson then obtained a position with Peterson & Bay, bankers.  When they organized the Western State Bank, Mr. Nelson was chosen cashier.  This office was held by him until the bank reorganized as the Western Trust and Savings Bank.  Mr. Nelson is now vice-president of this well-known LaSalle Street institution.  The bank has a capital stock of $1,000,000, and deposits of over $7,000,000.


Swedes in Illinois

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