JOHNSON, Mathias

WI 13th Inf Co D. Born 29 Mar 1843 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’8½”. Enrolled for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Godfred Ohler, Greenfield, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 13 Jun 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Granted a pension of $20 a month. Died at age 76 of pneumonia on 16 Feb 1920 at Jamesville township, Yankton County, South Dakota, and buried in the Bethlehem Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery there, section 11, lot 9, grave 1. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-14; red book vol 18, p76) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Yankton County)

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