JOHNSON, Terris

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Born “Tørris Johannesen Mehuus” on 5 Sep 1837 in Mehuus in Halsnoen, Sondhordland, Norway, son of Johannes Tørresen Mehuus and Ingeborg Jonsdatter Mortveit. Came from Skånevik, Hordaland, to America with his grandfather, Tørris Halstensen Mehuus, a brother John (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 on 3 Jul 1849. They came to Calumet, Illinois, and, in 1851, to Kendall County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1861 at Newark. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Sergeant. Wounded in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky [8 Oct 1862]. Discharged from the service on 4 Apr 1863 for disability due to his wounds. Post war: Married in 1865 to Elizabeth Ryerson. Six children. Died 24 Jun 1934. Buried West Lisbon Lutheran Cemetery, Lisbon, near Newark. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 71) (FLOM p 357) (Naeseth ’48-1751) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-96) (Ulvestad p299, 309) (Rootsweb “Veterans of the Civil War Burials in Kendall County” (Rootsweb: J.C.Spencer jcspencer36@msn.com) “Mehus, Torris Johnsen” “Johnsen, Terris”

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