SEVERSON, Johannes

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Worth County, Iowa. Born 1812 in Norway. In 1855, he claimed land in Hartland Township, Worth County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 49. Married. Enlisted for three years on 10 Dec 1861 in Worth County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Wounded 30 Apr 1863. He was listed as a deserter on 30 Apr 1863. Post war: He was reported to have died on 28 Jul 1885. Buried at South Shell Rock Cemetery, Northwood, Worth County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 49-12; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p642) (Ager p319) (Ulvestad p328) (Meeker) (Walk: Atlas of Worth County 1913, section 2 page 6 col 1) “Sorenson, Johannes” “Mark, John S.”

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