PETERSON, Magne

MO 14th Inf Co ?. Unit was known as “The Western Sharpshooters”. Born “Magne Petersen Veisene” on 6 Nov 1838 in Voss, Norway, son of Peter Samsonsen Veisene and Brita Magnesdatter Saetre. He came to America with his parents and a brother, Samson, on “Mercurius”, which sailed from Bergen and arrived in New York on 7 Sep 1843. They came first to La Salle County, Illinois, then moved soon to Deerfield Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. In 1854, they moved to Eureka Township, Dakota County, Minnesota, where he became postmaster. He was married in 1858 to Maria Halvorson. Civil War: Transferred to IL 66th Infantry. Sergeant. Post war: Moved in 1880 to Mountain Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Married again to Kari Andersdatter Haagenson. Sources: (Naeseth ’43-1642)

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