DUEA, Jonas

IA 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Howard Township, Story County, Iowa. Born “Jonas Jonassen Moe” on 16 Oct 1824 at Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Jonas Duva and Gunilde Sjursdatter Mosnes. His father died 4 Dec 1824, and the family moved to Etna, Hordaland. He came to America on “Harmonie”, which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 13 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 3 Jul 1849. He came to Grundy County, Illinois. There he was married, on 3 Dec 1852, to Martha Rasmusdatter Skjeldal (1833-1890). He, his wife, and daughter, Julia, moved to Story County, Iowa, in 1856. Civil War: Age 37. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 3 Sep 1862. Promoted to Sergeant 1 May 1864; to First Sergeant 5 Mar 1865. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Lived at Roland, Story County. He married Henriette W. Henryson on 14 Jun 1894. He died 14 Jul 1910 and is buried in Roland Cemetery. Sources: (ISW-V p52) (Ulvestad p259) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-100) “Due, Jonas”