JACOBSON, Erik

WI 44th Inf Co C. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Erik Jacobsen Island” on 7 Jun 1824 in Norway, son of Jacob Eriksen Island and Anne Andersdatter. He left Siljan, Telemark, and came to America on “Superb”, which sailed from Skien, Telemark, on 13 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 2 Jul 1849. He came first to Waukesha County, Wisconsin, then in 1853 went to northern Wisconsin and in 1854 settled in Iola Township, Waupaca County. He was married on 25 Dec 1858 to Mary Nelson (1843-?). Ten children. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’2”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Nov 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Farmington, Jefferson County. Mustered 12 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this company on 28 Aug 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Post war: An “Erick Jacobson Dec 1824 – Oct 1900” stone is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. II Row 17, Scandinavia, Waupaca County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-4,15; red book vol 49; blue book) (KJR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-722)

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