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Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Rosedale, Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p299)


Civil War: Sources: (“America-America Letters”, Norwegian-American Historical Association, publ 2001, p130)

JONES, Ananias

DT 1st Cav Battalion Co A. Civil War: Farrier. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

JONES, David

IA 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Iowa Centre, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 28 Dec 1863. Mustered 28 Dec 1863. Private. Transferred to Iowa 8th Infantry, Company E, on 28 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Apr 1866, Selma, Alabama. Sources: (ISW-I p1138, ISW-V p76)

JONES, David W.

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Newark, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 31 Oct 1861 at Beloit, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Dec 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability due to disease at Cincinnati, Ohio, 29 Jul 1862. Post war: In January 1881 he was granted a pension of $12 a month because of chronic diarrhea. Pension No. 181,433. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p102) (Buslett p536) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998.)

JONES, Henry

IA 12th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born Henrik Johannesson at Lærdal, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 4 Oct 1861. Mustered at Dubuque, Iowa, 17 Oct 1861. Private. Wounded 6 Apr 1862, at Shiloh, Tennessee. Re-enlisted as a veteran on 25 Dec 1863 and re-mustered on 5 Jan 1864. Mustered out 20 Jul 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Post war: Moved from Wisconsin to Richland County, Dakota Territory. In September 1875, while living in Owego, Richland County, Dakota Territory, he was granted a pension of $6 a month because of a gun shot wound to his right thigh. Sources: (ISW-II p476) (Adjutant General’s certificate, 16 May 1910.) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory.) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 living in Dakota Territory)”, publ. 1996, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota) (email, Jim Skurdall, Decorah, Iowa

JONES, John E.

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. From Arendal, Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Sep 1861 at Grand Rapids. Mustered 31 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded. Re-enlisted as a veteran 5 Jan 1864. “Don't know what became of him.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p130) (Ulvestad p299)

JONES, Kiler K.

WI 15th Inf. Residence: Illinois. Born in United States. Civil War: Age 37. Enrolled for three years on 26 Sep 1861 at Quincy, Illinois. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, Wisconsin 15th, on 21 Dec 1861. He was not Norwegian; his wife was. He recruited Company A in Chicago. Commission revoked 1 Mar 1862. Mustered out of service on 2 Mar 1862 per order of the War Department, but General Halleck would not recognize the muster out until 5 Mar 1862. Post war: Lived at Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-2, 78-1; red book vol 20 p 2) (Buslett p317) (Lonn p136) (Quiner p 91,614) (Gjertveit) (TAR) (Hedberg)


WI 44th Inf Co E. Residence: Norway, Racine County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Muskego, Waukesha County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Dec 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Promoted to Sergeant on 5 Jan 1865. Reduced to ranks on 12 Mar 1865. Promoted to Sergeant 22 Jun 1865. Mustered out with this company on 28 Aug 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-7; red book 49; blue book) “Jensen, John”


WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 8 Dec 1861. Private. Left behind sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 20 Aug 1862. Died of disease in U. S. General Hospital at Jackson, Tennessee, 4 Oct 1862. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; red book vol 20 p60) (Buslett p 447) (Ulvestad p295) (Ager p301) “Joason, Iver” “Joanson, Iver”


WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Rushford, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three years at Rushford on 22 Jan 1862. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease at Norfolk, Virginia, 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-17; red book vol 24) “Jonson, Niles”


MN 6th Inf Co I. Residence: Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p311) (MCIW p343)


MN Born 31 Mar 1835 (or 1841) in Norway. Came to America with his parents in 1857 to Green County, Wisconsin. Moved to Freeborn County, Minnesota in 1859. Civil War: Private. Post war: Married Anna Johnson in 1866. Children. After the war, he became postmaster at Albert Lea, Minnesota. Member of the Minnesota Senate 1873. Sources: ("History of the Scandinavians in the United States", by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p458)