Private Simon Iverson
47th Wisconsin Volunteers 31 Jan 65-04 Sep 65

On information received from his descend great grandson.

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 23:03:08 -0500

My husband's great-grandfather Simon Iverson was a private in Company D of the 47th Wisconsin Infantry. He volunteered on January 31,1865 to serve for one year, was mustered in at Madison, Wi on 10 February, 1865 and was mustered out in Nashville, TN on September 4, 1865. Later he applied for and received a pension and he died on July 28, 1908.

The great-grandson's name is Vernon C. Iverson. It's great to see your site. Thanks!

Mary Iverson for Vernon C. Iverson


Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:21:16 -0500

Hi, Pete!

Yes, you may use Simon Iverson in your site as a private in Company D of the 47th with my husband, Vernon C. Iverson as his great-grandson and my e-mail address as the contact. Incidentally, In Simon's papers it says that he retained under G.O.26101 (?) one rifled musket with accoutrements, $6.00, not $600 as you state about your great-grandfather.

Mary Iverson

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 19:44:12 -0600

Hi Pete!

Here's a biography of my husband's great-grandfather which you have permission to display:         Simon Iverson was born in Norway in 1825.  He arrived in Ixonia, Wisconsin in 1845 and later settled in the Town of New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin.      He was 39 years old when he volunteered for Company D, 47th Regiment Infantry in February, 1865.  From the roster of this company as  it appears that it was formed in Central Wisconsin of mostly Scandinavian volunteers.     We have copies of his service and pension records.  He also received one rifled musket with accoutrements (value $6.00) when he was discharged

He died in 1908 at the age of 82.              

Vernon C. & Mary Iverson

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 19:37:04 -0600

Greetings Pete:

     Thanks for all the work you are doing.  I am a brother of Vernon Iverson, you have  been in contact with his wife (Mary) about SIMON IVERSON of the 47th Reg.      This has been most interesting for me,  I believe that I have his "powder horn" from those days. Thanks again!


Rev. Sherman F. Iverson, Retired great-grandson

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