OLESON, Andrew

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born 27 Nov 1837 in Fla, Hallingdal, Norway. Came to the US in 1861, first to Rice County, Minnesota, and soon to Spring Grove. Civil War: Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enrolled for one year on 3 Sep 1864 at Rochester, Minnesota. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the Battery, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Married Bridget Evenson on 8 Apr 1866. Moved to Becker County, Minnesota, in 1871. Was granted a pension of $8 a month for chronic rheumatism. Died 4 Dec 1918 of chronic nefloritis. Buried in Lake Park Lutheran Cemetery, Cuba Township. Sources: (MINN p798) (MCIW p668) (Newsletter “Action Front”, publication of the Second Minnesota Battery Ass’n, Circular No. 82, Oct 2001. Copy in Anoka Historical Society Library, Anoka, Minnesota) “Olsberg, Anders” “Berg, Anders” “Wee, Andrew” “Svee, Andrew”

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