ALLEN, John E.

MN 9th Inf Co H. Residence: San Francisco, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden, obituary give his birthplace as Jonkjopningslan near Bruseholm, Sweden. Came to America from Nordland, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Oct 1862. Private. In Indian wars from 1862-1865. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 24 Aug 1865. Post war: Came to Brandon, Minnesota, about 1884. He was married on 4 Apr 1887 to Wilhelmina Peterson. Six children. Moved into Alexandria, Minnesota, in 1892. Died at his home near Lake Victoria. Buried 29 Nov 1912. Sources: (MINN p441) (MCIW p450) (Ulvestad p267) (DCHS, Obituary, Park Region Echo, 5 Dec 1912, p 1 col 2)