HELLIKSON, Christopher

MN 1st Reg Hv Arty Co B. Residence: Newburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born 11 Feb 1827 in Nummedal, Norway, son of Herleik Olsen Holtan and Turid Gunnarsdatter Lande. He came to America from Flesberg, Buskerud, on “Tricolor”, which sailed from Christiania and arrive in New York on 30 Jul 1847. He came to Newark Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota. On 30 Mar 1850 he married Birgith Larsdatter Hougen, who died 17 Mar 1885. Fourteen children. Civil War: Age 37. Enrolled 29 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 17 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Mabel, Fillmore County. In 1902, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Christopher married a second time to a widow, Reinholdine Torgerson, who had come to America in 1881. Christopher and she had one child, Cyrus. Sources: (MINN p575) (MCIW p617) (Ulvestad p291) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p152) (Naeseth ’47-159) “Hellicksen, Christopher” “Heliuson, Christopher” “Helleson, Christopher”