Jan. 17, 1842 Fleskmoen Målselv kommune Troms fylke, Norway
Apr. 25, 1925 Spokane Spokane County Washington, USA
Ben was born January 17, 1842, in Norway, son of Nels Johnson and Dorta Olsen. He died April 25, 1925, at 904 Chelan Avenue, Spokane, Washington, and was buried there April 28th in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.
On April 25, 1869, Ben was united in marriage to Julia Torgerson in a ceremony performed by Reverend Nels Norein, at Elk Mound, Dunn County, Wisconsin. At the time of their marriage Ben was a farmer at Elk Mound. Julia was born March 11, 1853, in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, daughter of Sven Torgerson and Katrina Larson. She died September 20, 1939, at 3324 M.W. Blvd., Spokane, Washington, and is probably buried there beside her husband in Riverside Park Cemetery. Their children were: Dearth C., b. 15 Feb 1870, died 10 Sep 1889; Rena B., b. 17 Dec 1871; Nora S., b. 24 May 1876; & Clara A., b. 9 Jan 1879.
A Civil War veteran of Company I, 15th Wisconsin Infantry.
Ben enlisted November 3, 1861 at Whiton, Wisconsin, to serve three years as a Private in the 15th Wisconsin Infantry. On December 20, 1861, he was mustered into Federal service with Company...(Read more) -
John Christeson Added: Aug. 24, 2003