PAULSON, Kittel

WI 37th Inf Co C. Residence: Moscow Township, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born “Kittel Paulsen Tvedten” on 14 Oct 1831 in Nissedal, Telemark, Norway, son of Paul Kittilsen Århus and Hæge Gundersdatter. Came to the US in 1853. On 25 Mar 1856, he married Gro Olsdatter Breiehagen, widow of Ole Sandersen Øyo. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 19 Mar 1864 at Moscow. Mustered 13 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded 17 Jun 1864 at explosion of the mine at Petersburg, Virginia, and never fully recovered. Company roster of 31 Dec 1864 shows he had been discharged for disability on 5 Dec 1864. Post war: He came to Moscow Township, Worth County, Iowa, in 1875. In 1852 he moved to Fertile, Worth County. Went to Norway on 2 May 1895 hoping a change of climate would benefit. After a few months, he came back. Never married. Died 29 Jul 1896. Buried at Brush Point Cemetery near H, Worth County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-5,20; red book vol 42) (Walk) (Naeseth ’47-1000)

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