LEE, Jacob J.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Came to America from Porsgrund, Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Unmarried. Enlisted 26 Nov 1861. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Seriously wounded and taken prisoner at Stone’s River near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 31 Dec 1862. Paroled in 1863 at Annapolis, Maryland; moved to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, as a prisoner on parole. Restored to duty. Left sick at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863. Later, sick at Nashville. Transferred to the Invalid Corps on 22 Apr 1864. Post war: Married 1 Jun 1865 at Perry Church to Margit Thorofsdatter, who had been born at Helleslia farm in Treungen, Telemark, in 1836, to Torav Olavsen Arak and Ase Svendsdatter. They moved to Winnebago County, Iowa, in 1866, where six children were born to them. In 1886, they were listed as living in Fertile, Iowa. Jacob died in 1898. He and Margit are buried in Grant township cemetery, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p487) (Ulvestad p306) (Ager p304) (Quiner p 621) (Meeker) (XSS Iowa p705) (Ruth Holtan, Forest City, Iowa)

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