Jordy Nelson

Green Bay, WI – August 1, 2017: Nelson rides a young fans bike after football practice. The community owned team has a long tradition of player involvement with fans. photo by James Pintar/

Birth Name: Jordy Ray Nelson

Place of Birth: Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 31, 1985

Ethnicity: Swedish, German, Norwegian, Danish, English

Jordy Nelson is an American professional football player. He was a wide receiver, and played his professional career mainly with the Green Bay Packers but also with the Oakland Raiders of the in the National Football League (NFL).

Jordy is the son of Kim and Alan Nelson.

Jordy’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Lee Nelson (the son of Elmer Raymond Nelson and Alice May Cravens). Raymond was born in Kansas. Elmer was born in Kansas, the son of Swedish parents, Frank Victor Nelson and Anna Charlotte Nilsdotter. Alice was born in Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Ellsworth Cravens and Emily Frances Barry.

Jordy’s paternal grandmother was Mildred Joan Peterson (the daughter of Walter R. Rudolph Peterson and Ella V. Larson). Walter was born in Riley, Kansas, the son of a Norwegian father, Embert/Embret Embretsen/Peterson, and of a Danish mother, Ane/Anna Vilhelmine/Wilhelmina Wieder, from Maribo, Lollands. Ella was born in Kansas, the daughter of August Larson, who was Swedish, and of Augusta.

Jordy’s maternal grandfather was Fred Wohler (the son of Laurin Virgil Wohler and Stella Elizabeth Hageman). Laurin was born in Kansas, the son of Frederick/Fred Daniel Wohler, whose father was from Knetterheide, Bad Salzuflen, Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; and of Emma Wilhelmina Eversmeyer. Stella was born in Kansas, the daughter of John Hageman and Amanda Helen Arents.

Jordy’s maternal grandmother was Betty Jo Hollowell (the daughter of William Hollowell and Ada Estelle Auchard). Ada was born in Kansas, the daughter of William Denny Auchard and Mary Jane Testerman.

Sources: Genealogy of Jordy Nelson –

Obituaries of Jordy’s paternal grandparents, Raymond Lee Nelson and Mildred Joan (Peterson) Nelson –

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