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THYKESON, Rollef

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Manchester Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Nedre Telemark, Norway. Came to Minnesota in 1856. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1862 in Freeborn County and mustered on 11 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was with the Pioneer Corps in November 1862. Was sick at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 1 Apr 1863. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on 1 Sep 1863. Lived at Manchester Township after the war. Married Anna Ellingson. 14 children. Died 5 Nov 1916. Buried in West Freeborn Church Cemetery. Member of Albert Lea, Minnesota, GAR. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p645) (Ulvestad p336) “Tykeson, Rollef”