JOHNSON, Ira M.

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born 26 Dec 1837 at Hjelmeland, Norway. Emigrated from Stavanger to America in 1856. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Gray eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service 7 Nov 1864, expiration of his term of service. Post war: Married 14 Jan 1865 to Johanna Olsen Vareberg of LaSalle County, Illinois, who had immigrated from Rogaland in 1848. Ira died 1906 in Milan Township, De Kalb County, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 71) (Rootsweb; Kristen Cullen krcullen@hotmail.com) (Geir Kristian Eide geir.eide@chello.no) (Barbara Gunvaldsen ness@dialmaine.com)

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