PETERSON, John

IA 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Winneshiek County, Third Congressional District, Iowa. Born 7 Oct 1827 in Kongsbakken, Sweden. Came to America to Rhode Island in 1837. Employed as a sailor. Married in 1863 to Bertha Flaskerud of Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted 20 Oct 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 21 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Bought a farm near Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Ten children. Died 16 Oct 1910 at age 83. Sources: (ISW-II cd p114) (“Flaskerud Family History”, by Anna Hovey and Mrs. Edwin Peterson, Calmar, Iowa, p 132)

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