OLESON, Carl

MN 4th Inf Co G. Residence: Rushford, Minnesota. Born 6 Sep 1841 in Gjerdrum, Norway, a son of Simen Olsen and Kari Kristine Andersdatter. Civil War: Age 32. Enrolled as a Substitute in March 1865. Mustered 23 May 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Married on 13 Mar 1869 at Preston, Minnesota, to Gjertrude “Jane” Stigensjord Johnson. Seven children. Died at Sheldon, Minnesota, on 7 Aug 1934, the final Civil War veteran in Houston County. Sources: (MINN p208) (MCIW p235) (Biography “Carl Olson” by Raymond Olson, publication unknown)

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