OLSEN, Jacob

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born about 1830. Civil War: Age 31. Married. Wife: Anna Hansdatter. Four children. Enlisted for three years on 10 Dec 1861 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Became sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability on 16 Aug 1862. Post war: He and Anna had a fifth child. Wife Anna died about 1870 and Jacob married 17 Nov 1871 in Freeborn County to Oline Thomasdatter Helgerson, a widow of Peder Helgeson, who had served with Jacob in Company K. Jacob died 27 Nov 1897 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried in Prairie Queen Cemetery, Summit, South Dakota, lot 46, block 2, grave 1. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12) (Buslett p637) (Ulvestad p317) (Ager p318) (Meeker) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lake County) “Olson, Jacob”

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