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Amos Severson
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1840, Norway
Death: Apr. 9, 1925
Lyon County
Iowa, USA

Amos Syverson*

Residence was not listed; 21 years old.
Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).
On 5/17/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. MN 1st Infantry
He was transferred out on 10/24/1862
On 10/24/1862 he transferred into US Army Cavalry
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as: Wounded 6/29/1862 Savage's Station, VA

Amos Severson was born in Norway on June 22, 1840. He emigrated to Quebec, Canada in 1858 and lived there for one year. He then moved to St Paul, Minnesota.
He was twenty one when he enlisted in Company F on May 17, 1861. The enrolling clerk spelled his name incorrectly using a "y" and thus he was mustered in as Amos Syverson. On June 29, 1862, at the battle of Savage Station, he was wounded in the head and neck. He recovered but chose to transfer to serve in the US Cavalry when the men in the regiment were given the opportunity, on Oct 24, 1862.
Family history says that Amos served until the end of the war and, as a result of some battle wounds, carried two bullets in him for the rest of his life.
d. 1925

Sources: http://firstmn.phpwebhosting.com/SearchResults.php3?ID=0862
http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&111599

All of above added by Bev #46619248.

From Larchwood Centennial Biographies:
Amos Severson was born June 22, 1840, in Norway and immigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1858 and to St. Paul, Minn., the next year. He served in the Civil War and then came to Winneshiek County and purchased a farm. On October 14, 1865, Amos married Olina Klougeland Olsen, who was born January 2, 1833. They became the parents of four children-Simon, Rachael, Andrew, and Ole (all deceased). The Amos Seversons moved to Lyon County in Centennial Township, where they lived in a dugout for a short time. Being a Civil War Veteran, Amos was entitled to homestead two quarters of land in the Klondike area; and it was there that the Seversons built their home. Amos served on the County Board of Supervisors for some time. Olina passed away April 29, 1904. Amos continued to farm until 1908 when he sold his farm to his son, Simon, and returned to Norway. While there he married his second wife and after her death in 1920, Amos returned to live with Simon and his family until he passed away in 1925.

http://iagenweb.org/lyon/bookhist/larchw oo/rememdex.htm on 28 Apr 2009
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Syvert Syvertson Kvestad (1812 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Olena Klongeland Severson (1833 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Simon Severson (1868 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amos Severson (1840 - 1925)
  Sakarias Severson (1848 - 1932)*
  Thomas Severson (1867 - 1943)*
  Nellie Severson Sunde (1877 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Our Saviors Lutheran Church Cemetery
Inwood
Lyon County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Linda Christensen
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15577687
Amos Severson
Added by: Linda Christensen
 
Amos Severson
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Added by: Paul Fiskum
 
 
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN ~~ 1 MN INF ~~
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 Added: Apr. 1, 2013

- Tom Mauer
 Added: Apr. 23, 2011
 
 
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