HANSON, Johannes

WI 46th Inf Co E. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Primrose, Dane County. Born 18 Nov 1836 in Gjovig, Norway. Came to La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1857. Married on 15 Sep 1860 to Mathilda Peterson. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 18. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1865 at Palmyra, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Moved in 1865 to Moe Township, Douglas County, Minnesota. The 1890 Veterans and Widows Census shows him living in Urness Township, Douglas County. Died at his home of pneumonia on 29 Jun 1902. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-6,21; red book vol 51) (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (Douglas County Death Index, p 193) (Obituary, The Brandon Echo, 3 Jul 1902; p 1 col 1)

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