(1894 - 1974)
Alexander Nelke was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / Estonia. Alexander Nelke is known for commercial art, marine, mountain view and snow scene painting.
Biography Alexander Nelke
Sergei "Alexander" Nelke was born on 14 December 1894 in Vihula, Reval, Estonia. His ancestry was Finnish. The first mention of him in U.S. records is his WWI draft registration card, which was completed on 1 August 1917, and notes he was tall, blue eyed and had light color hair. He had arrived as a seaman on the ship Brosund shortly before that, and the ship's passenger list gives his height as 5' 8 1/2" and weight as 200 lbs.
Other records indicate that he worked as a ship's carpenter for as long as 17 years. His brother, Waldemar "George" Nelke arrived in the U. S. about the same time, also employed as a ship's carpenter, but married a Finnish woman named Lillian, soon after, and worked as a maintenance man in a bank for m
... Displaying 750 of 3844 characters.