LARSON, Lars B.

MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: Newburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born 18 Jan 1846 at Mosterøy, Rogaland, Norway, a son of Bjorn Larsen and Ingeborg Johnsdatter. Came to America in 1854 to LaSalle County, Illinois. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 30 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Married on 28 Jan 1871 to Anna Karina Faa. Later that year they moved by oxcart to Norman County, Minnesota, and settled north of Halstad. Lars Larsen of Walnut Grove, Redwood County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his left hand. Married in 1911 to Mrs. Betsey Bloom. Lars died 2 Jul 1921 at Halstad, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p342) (MCIW p378) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p150) (Pension List 1882-3 Vol 4 p573) (Bruce Larson, Minneapolis, Minnesota)

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