SKARRIE, Evan

WI 48th Inf Co A. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born “Even Hansen Skari” on 6 Mar 1840 at Gran, Oppland, Norway, son of Hans Juelsen Skari and Mari Paulsdatter. He came to America at age ten with his parents and five siblings on the brig “Vesta”, sailing from Christiania and reaching New York on 28 Jun 1849. They came to Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty. Private. Mustered out 30 Dec 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Post war: Married on 17 Jul 1869 to Karen Anna Christiansdatter Rødhammer (1849?-1933). Became a farmer in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota. He died 25 Dec 1873 and is buried in Bloomfield Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 191-13; red book vol 53) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-476) “Skarie, Evan”

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