GILBERT, Oley

WI 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. Born Feb 1831 in Norway. Immigrated to the US in 1853. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7¼”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Portage City, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Sergeant 13 Apr 1863. Was a prisoner of war. Discharged 30 Dec 1864 at Running Water, Box Butte, NE. Post war: Married Emma Bliss Lamb on 26 May 1890, Nonpareil, NE. Lived in Running Water Precinct, Box Butte County, NE. Died 6 Oct 1908. Buried in Hay Springs, Sheridan County, NE. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-15; red book vol 15) (Find a Grave, memorial page for Ole Gilbert (Feb 1831–6 Oct 1908) Memorial ID 58335910) (1900 US Federal Census) (1890 Veterans Schedules) (Ancestry.com. Nebraska, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1855-1908) (email, John Rodden, 3 Jan 2017)

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