OLESON, Jacob

WI 42nd Inf Co D. Residence: Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Black Wolf, Winnebago County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Aug 1864 at Sugar Creek and mustered 6 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit entitled to bounty $100. Private. Discharged for disability on 30 May 1865 at Cairo, Illinois. Post war: Buried at Sugar Creek cemetery, Elkhorn, Wisconsin; stone reads “1832 – 1914”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 176-5,12; 259-13; red book vol 47) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Olson, Jacob N”

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