LEWIS, Henry L.

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: McGregor, Iowa. Born 20 Aug 1845 in Sweden, a son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. Came to Iowa in 1857 with his father and siblings. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 18 Dec 1863. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jan 1866. Post war: In April 1866 he came to Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota. Married on 7 Jun 1872 to Christina Fahlen, a Swedish immigrant. Four children. Died at home on 13 Jul 1927. Buried in Oscar Lake cemetery, Douglas County. He was a cousin of “H. Lewis” who served in the same Infantry company. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (“History of Douglas and Grant Counties” Constant Larson, editor; publ. 1916, B.F.Bowen & Co, Indianapolis; p446) (Obituary, Park Region Echo, Alexandria, Minnesota, 14 Jul 1927; p 4 col 2 and 21 Jul 1926 p 1 col 6)