On information received from his descendant great grandniece&nephew..
Date:05/08/00 018:45:42 EDT
Here is what I know about John Johnson's brother, Halver Johnson.
Halver (Halvor) Johnson (Daalaan) was born on a section of the Mosebo farm in Sauland, Telemark, Norway and immigrated to Wisconsin as a young man. He was married to Anne Olson in 1856. Halver was mustered in as a private into Company A, the 47th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and mustered out with his regiment on 4 September 1865. While on active duty, he received medical treatment for diarrhea, inflamed tonsils, and bronchitis. He received a pension. After his service, he returned to Winchester, Wisconsin in Winnebago County, and resumed life as a farmer, where he was known as sturdy and enterprising, and who had "one of the most desirable and attractive homesteads in the county." He and his wife Anne had nine children, at least two of whom died of typhoid. Halvor died on 22 March 1926.
15 May 2000 20:49:47 EDT
The book I mentioned, WISCONSIN MY HOME (Erna Oleson Xan), lists Halvor with an O.
It chronicles her immigrant Norwegian family. The author's grandmother was my great-great grandmother's sister, and John and Halvor Johnson (Daalaan) married into the family the next generation down. I think the Halver is probably in error. His gravestone, as I remember, also lists him as Halvor. Thanks for your work in highlighting their regiment. Lois
Lois Johnson Sax-great great-grandniece.
More information on Halvor from a great-great grand nephew:
Sun, 13 Apr 2003 20:27:25 -0400
I am a great-great-grandson of Halvor's brother Bjørn Johnson. Here is Halvor's biographical sketch from: Lawson, Publius Virgilius (1853-1920), ed. History of Winnebago County, Wisconsin: its cities, towns, resources, people. Chicago: C. F. Cooper and company, 1908. pp. 1000-1001.
******************************************************* Halvor Johnson, who has lived in Winnebago county, Wisconsin, more than half a century, is one of that class of sturdy, enterprising men who have not only witnessed, but who have also had an important part in, the work of transforming the county from a state of comparative wilderness to its present high place among the banner counties of the state. He was born in Norway, on June 24, 1833, and there acquired his education in the public schools, and worked at farming during his early life. He left his native land in 1853, and coming direct to Winnebago county, Wisconsin, settled in Winchester township on a rented farm of 160 acres in section 25, which he purchased four years later. Mr. Johnson has always carried on general farming and dairying, and for many years has been counted one of the the thrifty and prosperous farmers of the community, and an influential and wide-awake citizen. He has been lavish in his expenditures of time, energy and money in improving his farm, erecting commodious and substantial buildings and supplying modern appliances and equipments, so that his is in reality one of the most desirable and attractive homesteads in the county.
Mr. Johnson has filled various local offices; he is a Republican in politics, and beginning with John C. Fremont in 1856, has voted for every Republican presidential nominee since. He is identified with the Lutheran church of Winchester, and for fifteen years past has served as president of the church organization. In February, 1865, Mr. Johnson enlisted in the Union army as a Private Soldier of Company A, Forty-seventh Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on Feb. 10, 1865, and served thus until the close of the war. He was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 4, 1865, and received his discharge at Madison, Wisconsin.
On December 30, 1856, Mr. Johnson married Miss Anna Olson, who was brought to this country by her parents in 1841 when she was one year old. They first settled on a farm in Racine county, where they passed their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have had nine children: of these, the eldest, Julia, died at the age of fifteen; John T. died at the age of one year; Thomas A. died at the age of three years, and John died at the age of twenty-nine; Olena is married to Mr. H. O. Juve and they have three children, viz.: Alma, Harvey and Mabel. Henry Johnson is a farmer in Winchester township. He married Miss Ida Anderson Lea, and they have three children, viz.: Clara, Herbert and Vernon. Sarah is the wife of Mr. Edward Uvaas, of Winchester township, and they have four children, viz.: Lillian, Myrtle, Orrin and Ralph. Julia Johnson, who married Andrew Gullickson, a cheese manufacturer of Winchester township, has two children, viz.: Irvin and Harold. Elmer B. Johnson lives on the home farm. He married Miss Mabel Everson on March 28, 1907, who was born at Ironwood, Michigan. She is a daughter of Hans Everson and Sarah (Olson) Everson. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer B. Johnson have one son, Howard Marvin, born March 27, 1908.
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Gary Swanson-great great grandnephew.
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