OLSEN, Nils

WI 8th Inf Co ?. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway on 2 Feb 1816, son of Ole Nielsen Fugleåseie and Sigri Gunnulvsdatter. On 3 Aug 1843, he married Aase Christiansdatter Prestmoen. They came from Rollag, Buskerud, on the “Tricolor”, sailing from Drammen and arriving in New York on 3 Jul 1844. Civil War: Private. Died on a Mississippi Riverboat and was buried in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1862. His son, Oley Nelson, served in the Wisconsin 40th Infantry, Company D. Sources: (Ulvestad p318) (VGC Pacific Skandinaven, Portland Oregon, 17 Jan 1919) (Naeseth ’44-139) “Olsen, Niels” “Berganeie, Niels Olsen”

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