PETERSON, Adam

WI 46th Inf Co B. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Alto, Fond du Lac County. Born 10 Oct 1828 in Hedenstad, Sandsvær, Buskerud, Norway. Norway farm name was Usler. Married 23 Mar 1853 to Anna Kirstine Andersdatter. They came to America in 1856 from Sandsvaer, and settled at Amherst (near Nelsonville), Portage County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Amherst, and mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: He lived at Amherst, Wisconsin. Adam Peterson died 5 Mar 1913 and was buried at Nelsonville. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-3,17; red book vol 51) (Ulvestad p321) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Note left at Vesterheim by a museum visitor.)

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