CLEOPHAS, Halvor

Born “Halvor Cleophassen Hansemoen” on 22 Jul 1842 in Naes, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway, son of Cleophas Halvorsen Hansemoen and Kari Nubsdatter Onsgaard. He came to America with his parents on “Johanna”, which sailed from Drammen and arrived in New York on 22 Jul 1843. They came to Newark Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: He was married to Sigrid (1845-1887). Five children. Halvor died 18 Apr 1937, and is said to have been the last survivor of the Norwegian-born Civil War soldiers. He was buried in Luther Valley Lutheran Cemetery, Beloit, Wisconsin; stone reads “22 Jul 1842 – 18 Apr 1937”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Naeseth ’43-844)

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