OLSON, John

IL 33rd Inf Co F. Residence: Amity, Livingson County, Illinois. Born 15 Sep 1847 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Jan 1865 at Springfield, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Post war: Granted a pension of $8 per month. Died at age 65 on 30 May 1913 of dropsy at Clear Water, Minnesota. Buried in Earling Cemetery at Kennebec, South Dakota, lot 3, block 7, grave 11. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 39) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lyman County)

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