Residence: Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 28 Feb 1836 in Norway, son of Sju Sjursen Vangsnæs and Inger Persdatter Mundal. Came to America at age 8 with his parents and siblings, traveling on board the “Albion”, from Bergen, Norway, reaching New York 9 Jul 1844. Civil War: There was a story in Norway that “John may have died in the Civil War.” Sources: (Naeseth ’44-464) “Vangsnæs, John Sjursen”