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SYLVESTER, John

WI 1st Inf Co K. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Johannes Pedersen Aaberge” on 1 Aug 1839 at Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Peder Solfestsen Aaberge and Ragnhild Johannesdatter Feigum. Came to America with his parents and two siblings in 1847. Came to Dunkirk Township, Dane County. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three months on 17 Apr 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 17 May 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Engaged in the Battle of Falling Waters, Virginia, 2 Jul 1861. Mustered out 21 Aug 1861 at Milwaukee, expiration of term. Post war: Married 16 Jan 1864 to Matilda Brown (1847-1932). Known to have been living in 1880 in Stoughton. Sources: (WHS red book vol 7) (Naeseth ’47-1156)