THORSON, John

IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born “Johannes Thorsen Indre Bauge” in Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway on 13 Sep 1843, son of Thor Thorsen Indre Fatland and Britha Andindsdatter Indre Bauge. He came to America with his parents and siblings on the ship “Kong Sverre”, arriving in New York on 21 Jun 1847 from Bergen with 161 passengers, a trip of 39 days. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 3 Apr 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri. Married Margaret Johnson on 23 Feb 1865. Six children. She died in 1890 and John married Martha Olson on 23 Dec 1893. One child, adopted. John died 9 Apr 1915 in Morris, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p17) (Naeseth ’47-436)

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