IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born “John Johannesen Mehuus” on 20 Oct 1832 at Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Johannes Tørrisen Mehuus and Ingeborg Johnsdatter Mortveit. Came to America with his grandfather, a brother, Torris (also to become a soldier) and a sister, Sidsela. They came on “Harmonie” which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 13 May 1849 and arrived in New York 3 Jul 1849. They came to the Calumet area of Illinois, and by 1851 were in Kendall County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered 20 Sep 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Re-enlisted as a Veteran, 1 Jan 1864, at Blanes Cross Roads. Re-mustered 24 Jan 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Promoted to First Sergeant. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 2 Jul 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Mustered out 8 Oct 1865 at New Orleans. Post war: Died 8 Dec 1902 in Kendall County. Buried at West Lisbon Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lisbon township, near Newark. Sources: (ILSA reel three p70, 71, 72) (Rootsweb “Veterans of the Civil War Burials in Kendall County”) (Rootsweb: J.C.Spencer (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-97; they show birth date as 15 Apr 1831) “Mehus, John J.”