WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Not shown. Born “Sjur Johnsen Bjørgaas” on 23 Oct 1840 at Vaksdal, Hordaland, Norway, son of John Sjursen Bjørgaas and Mari Knudsdatter Aldalen. Sjur came from Voss, Hordaland, to America with his parents and eight siblings on “Bjørgvin”, which sailed from Bergen about 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 6 Jul 1849. They came first to the Koshkonong settlement in Dane County, Wisconsin, then to Hampden Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Moved to Graettinger, Palo Alto County, Iowa. Married Martha Knutsdatter Øfstedahl. Two children. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1223)