Nelson N. Allerding (1912-2005)

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Nelson N. Allerding
Allerding, Nelson 1935.jpg
Class of 1935
Born: 26 Dec 1912 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died: 8 Jun 2005 Little Traverse Twp., Michigan
Father: Newton B. Allerding
Mother: Sarah Krause
Siblings: Gladys Irene Allerding
Richard Joseph Allerding
Claude R. Allerding
Ralph Allerding
Nelson N. Allerding
Asa Allen Allerding
Clara L. Allerding
Wayne K. Allerding
Carl P. Allerding
Alta May Allerding
Spouse: Bernice Mary Fosmore
Married: 27 Jun 1947 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Janice Lorraine Allerding
Ellen Allerding
Carolyn Allerding
Nelda Allerding
Mary Lou Allerding


Petoskey News-Review, Friday, June 10, 2005:

Nelson N. Allerding

Nelson N. Allerding, 92, of Harbor Springs, died peacefully at his home on June 8, 2005.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Main Street Baptist Church in Harbor Springs. Pastors Dennis Rew, James Sweet and Martin Siegwart will officiate. Interment will take place in the Little Traverse Township Cemetery.

Nelson was born Deb. 26, 1912, in Harbor Springs, the son of Newton and Sarah (Krause) Allerding. He attended Harbor Springs schools and graduated from Harbor Springs High School. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Pacific Theater as a mechanic.

On June 29, 1947, he married the former Bernice Fosmore and they made their home in Harbor Springs since. In 1952, Nelson attended barber school and apprenticed in Harbor Springs barber shops. He then owned and operated two barber shops in Petoskey, retiring in 1976. He later worked as a caretaker at several Roaring Brook cottages. Nelson was a member of Main Street Baptist Church and served as a deacon, trustee and youth leader for many years. He enjoyed going to hunting camp, fishing, golf, tennis and outdoor activities with church youth programs.

Nelson is survived by his daughters, Janice Shaw and husband, Gary, of Alanson, Ellen Allerding of Harbor Springs, Carolyn Peters and husband, Eugene, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nelda Allerding of Harbor Springs and Mary Lou Allerding of Harbor Springs. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne and Carl, both of Harbor Springs; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Claude, Asa and Richard; and sisters, Gladys Ford Belanger and Clara Engler.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay or Main Street Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.

Little Traverse Twp. Cemetery
Footstone in Little Traverse Twp., Cemetery


  • 1930 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Allerding, Newton
, Nelson N., son, male, white, 17, single, MI, OH, MI
  • Photo: Collins, Audrey Diebel, ed. Looking Back, The First Hundred Years, 1887-1986:
Harbor Springs High School
Class of 35
Page 42: Senior portrait of Nelson Allerding
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
ALLERDING, Nelson N. & FOSEMORE, Bernice
Date: 6/27/1947
Liber: 5
Folio: 4
  • Petoskey News Review, February 1999, Obituary: Allerding, Hilda A. Uthe
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Allerding, Nelson N.
Date of Death: 6/8/2005
Liber: 2005
Folio: 219
Place of Death: Little Traverse Twp., MI
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Allerding, Nelson
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1912
Death Date: 8 Jun 2005
Social Security Number: 383-09-9025
State Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49740
Localities: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Allerding, Nelson N.
Age: 92
Birth: 12/26/1912
Died: 06/08/2005
Burial: 06/15/2005
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Funeral Home: Schiller, Harbor Springs