JOHNSON, Samuel

MN 1st Inf Co H. Residence not shown. Born Sivert Johnson on 5 Oct 1836 on island of Rennesøy, Rogaland, Norway, a son of Johannes Pederson Hauske and Marta Larsdatter Ekrene. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 10 Mar 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Transferred to the 1st Battalion of Infantry, Co B. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Post war: Married Elizabeth (Betsy) Breta Hovland. They bought a farm, later called “Betsy Place” in 1867. Samuel Johnson of Joy, Douglas County, Minnesota, in Sep 1874, was granted a pension of $8 a month because of a gun shot wound just below his sternum. Sources: (MINN p41, p541) (MCIW p62,69) (Pension List, 1882-3. Vol 4 p541) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Bruce Larson, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

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