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Nellie Oleson was yes, a real person and I am living proof. She is a distant relative back only by a few greats. She my a grandmother or aunt is what I mean but there are some greats in there.

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Nellie Oleson in the "Little House on the Prairie" series was based on three different individuals from Laura Ingalls Wilder's childhood: Nellie Owens, Genevieve Masters, and Stella Gilbert. Each of these girls exhibited similar characteristics to the Nellie Oleson character in the books.

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Nellie Olsen was based mostly on 2 people in Laura's life. Nellie Owens and Genevieve Masters. However, there was a young woman whose name I believe was Stella that was the actual girl who went driving with Almanzo and chatted incessantly. To make the book more interesting, Laura "rolled" Stella into Nellie's character.

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