OLSEN, Ole

IA 8th Inf Co G. Residence: Gunder, Iowa. Born 4 Nov 1823 in Rollag, Nummedal, Norway, a son of Ola Nilsson Bergan and Angjers Olsdatter Landsverk. Married on 27 Dec 1848 to Bergit Halvorsdatter Valle. Came to America on the ship Christiania reaching New York on 16 Jul 1850. Settled first in Rock County, Wisconsin, before coming on to Iowa. Civil War: Age 40. Enlisted 15 Nov 1864. Mustered 15 Nov 1864. Private. Wounded severely 8 Apr 1865, Spanish Fort, Alabama. Discharged from the service 14 Jun 1865, New Orleans Louisiana, for disability. Died in Clayton County, Iowa, 24 Apr 1866, of his war wounds. Buried at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, near St. Olaf, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-I p1174) (Ulvestad p271) (Norma Bergan Helin, jnhelin@rconnect.com) “Bergan, Ole Oleson”

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