OLSON, Austin

IA 32nd Inf Co B. Residence: Bristol, Iowa. Born 17 Mar 1831 in Hol parish, Hallingdal, Norway. Came to America in 1852 to Clayton County, Iowa. Went to St. Ansger and then to Silver Lake, and finally to just west of Northwood. Married about 1855 to Gunnil. Civil War: Age 28. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 11 Sep 1862 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Served as cook and teamster. Contracted asthma during the war years. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Married on 21 Apr 1867 to Gunnil’s sister, Ingeborg. Sources: (ISW-V p97) (Walk)