Family Tree


Great Great Grandpa John Schulz

July 12, 1844 - 1919

Born in Germany. Came to the mining camps of Colorado in the early 1870s. He spent much of his early life in colorado as an Indian fighter, prospector, miner and mason. Moved to La Junta in 1901. Passed away June 26, 1919.

Great Grandmother Pauline Nielsen

March 15, 1895 - 1988

Was admitted to Colorado State College (CSU) for Agriculture and Mechanic Arts Sep. 3, 1913; graduated June 1916 with a B.S. degree. Which was strange for a women to go to college at this time, especially from La Junta Colorado. She was a teacher of the highest quality. Passed away October 31, 1988.

Grandpa Alfred Nielsen Jr.

1923 - 2016

He attended and graduated Cheraw School, and also served on the school board. Went to Europe and Japan to serve his country in World War Two. Has been a farmer and herdsman his whole life. And has recently passed away October 30, 2016

Dad Ross Nielsen

October 19, 1958

Also attended and graduated from Cheraw School. Followed his grandma to Colorado State University (CSU). Also followed his dad's footsteps and is a farmer and herdsman.

Cady Nielsen

January 15, 2001

Born on a blizzard. Is currently a sophomore in high school.

Historical Events

World War I

1914 - 1918

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

World War II Begins

1939 - 1945

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

Vietnam War

1954 - 1975

Moon Landing

Jul 20, 1969 - Jul 21, 1969

September 11 2001


Benghazi Raid (Sept. 11, 2012)

September 11, 2012