MYRICK, Tollef A.

MN 3rd Inf Co ?. “Tellif” was born in Sætersdalen, Norway, on 2 Nov 1839, son of Anund Tollefson Strömme (Aanund Tellefsen Holum) and Gunhild Rystad (Gunhild Gjermundsdatter Ryssestad). He, his parents and four siblings came from Valle, Aust Agder to America, on board the “Magnolia”, which sailed from Havre, France, and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 17 Nov 1845. They came to Lebanon Township, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Both parents died there in 1846. Tollef and his siblings were adopted by Samuel W. Myrick and Fidelia Grover Myrick. Civil War: Private. Private Myrick was shot in the left leg above the ankle on 23 Sep 1862 in the Battle of Wood Lake against the Sioux. Post war: Married Julia Crossett on 2 Jan 1866. Five children. In September 1882 he was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a gun shot wound to his left leg. He died 15 Feb 1900 in Merton Township, Steele County, Minnesota, of pneumonia and heart trouble. Buried at Forest Hill cemetery, Owatonna, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p311) (Naeseth ’45-1365) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Letter and Family Group Sheets received from John H. Geiwitz, Minneota, Minnesota) “Myrick, Tellef”