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Knut Amundson
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Birth: Jun. 24, 1836, Norway
Death: Dec. 18, 1906
Mower County
Minnesota, USA

Knut was a soldier in the Civil War and a member of the GAR. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, US Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War.

From the History of Mower County MN. 1884 Nevada Township Chapter page 494

H.K. Amundson, the present assessor, was born in Norway, June, 1836. He was 17 years of age when he came to America with his parents, with who he made his home until 1862. He enlisted in January of that year, in Company K, Fifteenth Wisconsin Volunteer infantry, and went south. He participated in the battles of Vernon City, Island No. 10, Perryville, Kentucky and Murfreesboro, where he was severely wounded, December 31, 1862, and was sent to the hospital, where he remained one month, and was then transferred to Nashville, and from there to Louisville, Kentucky, then to Albany. He joined to regiment at Murfreesboro in May, 1863, and went to Chattanooga. He remained with the regiment one month, when he was sent to Jefferson, Indiana, and joined the invalid corps, and from there went to Louisville and joined the Seventy-seventh Regiment, Company G, and remained on guard duty at Louisville until March, 1864, when he was sent to Washington, then to Alexandria, remaining until the fall of 1864, when he returned to Washington for a time, then returned to Alexandria, where he was taken sick, and was discharged on account of disability and returned home and engaged in farming as soon as his health would permit. IN February, 1865, he was married to Elizabeth Jorgenson. She was a native of Norway, daughter of Sven Jorgenson, one of the pioneers of Mower County. At this time he bought the south half of the southwest quarter of section 35, and built a log house and commenced to improve the land. IN 1875 he sold that place and bought in sections 27 and 22, and lived there until 1881, when he bought in sections 30 and 31. They have five children, Malina, Sophia G., Lillie A., Henrietta and Otto C. Mr. Amundson has been a member of the board of supervisors.
[from the Mower County Transcript, 26 Dec. 1906 page 3 under heading "DEATHS"]


At his home in Nevada, Dec. 17, after a long illness, Knud H. Amundson, aged 70 years. He was the son of Harmon Amundson and was born in Norway, in June, 1836. In 1855 he came to this country with his parents, settling in Christiana, Dan county, Wis. And in 1859 they came to section 35, Nevada township.

Knud enlisted in Jan. 1862, in Co. K, 15th Wis. Infty and went south. He participated in the battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro where he was severely wounded Dec. 31, 1862 and was sent to the hospital, where he remained one month when we was transferred to Nashville and then to Louisville. He joined the regiment again in May, 1863, and went to Chattanooga. Later he joined the invalid corps and was on guard at Louisville until March, 1864, when he was sent to Washington and later to Alexandria. In the fall of 1864 he was honorably discharged for disability.

He was married in Feb. 1865, to Miss Elizabeth Jorgenson, daughter of Swan Jorgenson who came to Nevada in 1854. He engaged in farming and the home has since been in Nevada township. Mr. Amundson was for several terms a county commissioner and was also town supervisor, clerk or treasurer for many years. He was a man highly respected by those who knew him. He kept in touch with current events and had decided views on subjects of public policy.

He leaves a wife and four children, Mrs. Malina Olson of Nevada, Mrs. Henrietta Johnson of Wilbour, Wash., Otto and Cora at home. Two children, Sophia and Lilia are dead. Funeral services were held Saturday at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church, Rev. Esser officiating. A large congregation of sympathizing friends was present.

Thus another of the patriotic pioneers of Mower county has been laid to rest. We owe much to them for our present favorable conditions.
Family links: 
  Herman Amundson (1812 - 1890)
  Guro Amundson (____ - 1894)
  Elizabeth Jorgenson Amundson (1844 - 1930)
  Malina Amundson Olson (1866 - 1931)*
  Henry Amundson (1867 - 1877)*
  Gunnild Amundson (1870 - 1872)*
  Sophia C Amundson (1872 - 1890)*
  Lillie A Amundson (1874 - 1895)*
  Henrietta Amundson Johnson (1877 - 1949)*
  Henry S Amundson (1879 - 1879)*
  Otto Clarence Amundson (1881 - 1907)*
  Cora Amundson Steene (1888 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Six Mile Grove Cemetery
Mower County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Dec 13, 2012
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