LARSON, Erick R.

IA 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Story City, Iowa. Born 28 Oct 1840 in Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, son of Rasmus Larsen Tungesvig and Margrethe Eriksdatter Skjeldal. Came to America with his parents and three siblings on board the “Haabet”, sailing from Stavanger and reaching New York 21 Jun 1845. The family settled first in Lisbon, Illinois, and then in 1856 moved to Lafayette township, Story County, Iowa. Erick on 31 Dec 1861 married Bertha Eriksdatter Egland. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 3 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal 1 Mar 1865. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-V p84) (Naeseth ’45-32) “Tungesvik, Erik Rasmussen”