JORGENSEN, Gjert

WI 11th Inf Co C. Residence: Clyman, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born in Næs, Jernværk, Norway. Married in 1858 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to Agneta Holden, also born in Norway. Nine children. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered 16 Nov 1864. Recruit. Private. Absent without leave after 5 Jul 1865. Found to have been mustered out 22 May 1865. Post war: Died in Iola, Wisconsin, in March 1874. There are two graves with stones reading. “Gjert Jorgenson 1826-1875” and “Gjert Jorgenson 1826-1874” in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery, Sect. II Rows 16 and 18, Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-5; red book vol 16, p56) (Ulvestad p300) (KJR) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com) Rootsweb.com quoting “Standard History of Waupaca County, Wisconsin”, by John M. Ware, 1917) “Jorgenson, Gjert” “Johnson, Gjert”

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