ROWE, Andrew

WI 5th Inf Co F. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born “Anders Raa” in Lardal, Norway, 13 Sep 1844, son of Asbjörn Halversen Raa and Ragnhild Andersdatter (Roe) Raa. Came to America with his parents in 1852, leaving Bergen 16 Jul. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Blue eyes, Light hair. Light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Aug 1864 at Plover, Wisconsin. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Sep 1864. Bounty $100. Private. Took part in battle of Petersburg, Virginia, 2 Apr 1865, and in the battle of Sailors Creek on 6 Apr, where he was slightly wounded. He was among the troops at Appomattox court house during General Lee’s surrender. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865 at Hall’s Hill, Virginia. Post war: Assumed name “Anders Roe” after the war. He was married 27 Nov 1866 to Elsa Fredrickson. They had five children. In 1868, they moved to Jackson, Minnesota. He farmed in Enterprise Township, Jackson County, for several years; then ran a lumber yard. He was also Jackson County Sheriff and a Judge of Probate. Awarded a pension on 6 Jun 1912 of $15.50 per month, to increase to $19 per month on 13 Sep 1914 and to $22.50 per month on 13 Sep 1919. Mr. Rowe died 8 May 1913 in Jackson, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 19; red book vol 10b p266) (Copies of War Department records and additional material furnished by Verla Williams, Iowa City, Iowa) “Roe, Anders”