JOHNSON, Elias

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Elias Johnsen Indlæggen” in 1842 at Gausdal, Oppland, Norway. He came to America in 1857. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Post war: He was married on 2 Sep 1874 to Anne Karine Eriksdatter Gulset (1847-1929). Four children. Lived in Iola, Wisconsin. From 1874 until 1900, he was a storekeeper in Scandinavia. Buried at Iola; stone reads “1843 – 1914”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) (Ulvestad p296) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2181) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

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