OLSON, John

IL 1st Lt Arty Battery H. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born “John Olsen Klevtrøen” 4 Dec 1821 in Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Married Anne Marie Olsdatter (born 1824 at Kvernes in Møre og Romsdal) 21 July 1844 in Trondheim, Norway. Emigrated with wife and four children to Chicago in 1861. Civil War: Cooper. Age 42. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Mar 1864 at Chicago, and mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 14 Jun 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p75) (email, Jostein Molde, 2 Mar 2015)

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