John T. Nielson San Juan County, New Mexico

John T. Nielson, bishop of Burnham Ward. San Juan Stake, with post office at Kirtland came to New Mexico in 1898 from Ramah. He was born in Utah, May S. 1867 and went to Arizona about 1881, spending several years thereafter near Winslow. He then went to Ramah and for two years was engaged in missionary work in Kansas.

In Arizona be was made an elder, and in November 1905 was ordained bishop, which is his present ecclesiastic connection, and in which relation he is doing: splendid service for the moral education and development of the territory. He also has fruit raising and farming interests in this locality.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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