CHRISTIANSEN, Mons

WI 18th Inf Co E. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born 13 Feb 1825 at Nordhagen, Bröttum Parish, Hedmark, Norway. Married 19 Jan 1849 at Ringsaker, Hedmark to Agnete Johannesdatter (born 12 Oct 1821). Left Ringsaker Parish on 12 Apr 1859 to come to America, to Milwaukee. Settled in La Crosse County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 28 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Was in the battle of Kingston, North Carolina. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Post war: Farmed in Holmen, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Naturalized 19 May 1870 in La Crosse County. In 1897, he and his wife moved to Little Falls, Minnesota. He applied for a disability pension on 19 Jun 1899, claiming that he had contracted chronic diarrhea in the service resulting in permanent rheumatism. He also claimed partial deafness caused by concussion of cannon and musketry in the Battle of Kingston. He received a pension of $12 per month. Died 12 Sep 1903. His widow died 17 Apr 1911. Buried in Greene Prairie Fish Lake Cemetery in Green Prairie Township near Randall, Morrison County. The children of Mons and Agnete all took the surname “Monson”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23) (Dolores Barron, Minnetonka, Minnesota) “Christianson, Mons”

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