WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born “Lars Isaksen Kjaer” on 9 Oct 1820 in Skien, Telemark, Norway. Came to America on “Salvator”, which sailed from Porsgrunn and arrived in New York in July 1843. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Feb 1865 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Harmony, Rock County. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Discharged from the service 4 Sep 1865. Post war: Moved in 1868 to Holmes City township, Douglas County, Minnesota. The 1890 Veterans and Widows Census shows him living at Holmes City. Died 8 Dec 1885. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (Douglas County Death Index, p 230) (Letter, Marcy Isackson, Lowry, Minnesota) (Naeseth ’43-335) “Isackson, Lars” “Isacson, Lars”