SURNAME "H" BIOGRAPHIES


EDWARD W. HACKER
Edward was born 25 July 1830 in New York. He enlisted as a Private on 29 February 1864 in Company B, New York Cavalry. In the 1890 Veterans Schedule he was living in Glyndon. Edward died at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Pierce County, Washington on 18 April 1893. Burial, Tombstone Picture.


NILS HANSON
Various records have his given name as Niels and surname as Hansen. He was born 14 October 1830. Their is no location confirmed that can be tied to Nils but Vesterheim has presumed it was Norway.
From the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Civil War Database: "WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Neshonoc, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 31. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Nov 1861 in La Crosse County. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Wagonmaster. Left sick at Florence, Alabama, at the General Hospital on 26 Aug 1862. Reduced to ranks from Wagonmaster on 1 Nov 1862. Fined $5 on 15 May 1863 by sentence of Regimental Provost. Wounded, shot under his left eye, at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863 and taken prisoner. Paroled and sent to hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Discharged from the service at U. S. Hospital No.8, Nashville, Tennessee, 30 Apr 1864, for disability on account of his wound. Post war: Died in Clay County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p74) (TAR) (Buslett p479) (Ager p304) (Quiner p 625) (Hedberg)."
Nils died on 9 February 1888 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota. Burial, Tombstone Picture


TORGUS HARALDSON
Torgus was born 17 July 1830 in Norway. He enlisted as a Private from Iowa in Company E 2nd Minnesota Infantry on 1 June 1864 and mustered out on 11 July 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. In 1890 Veterans Schedule and 1900 census, he is living in Glyndon. He started receiving his pension on 3 August 1885. Torgus died on 13 October 1921 in Pennington County, Minnesota and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Pennington County. Burial.


SUMNER L. HART
Sumner was born 17 August 1837 in New York. He enlisted as a Corporal in Company G, 36th Wisconsin Regiment on 22 February 1864 from Greenbush, Wisconsin and was discharged on 3 February 1865. He started receiving his pension on 10 February 1865 and his wife, Anna, started receiving a widow's pension in Washington on 26 May 1917. He lived in Clay County in 1883 and was also on the 1895 Minnesota census in Clay. Sumner died on 13 May 1917 in Washington and is buried there. Burial, Tombstone Picture, Obituary, More Bio


STEEN J. HENDERSON
Steen was born about 1845 in Norway. He enlisted as a Private from Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa in Company F 46th Iowa Infantry on 14 May 1864. He was mustered out on 23 September 1864 at Davenport, Iowa. In 1890 Veterans Schedule he was living in Moorhead. He started drawing his pension 4 May 1888. In 1901 he was in the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteers in Danville, Illinois. He died on 19 August 1915.


CHARLES L. HEWIT
Charles was born in New York on 16 June 1835. He enlisted from Hamilton, Minnesota into Company I 7th Minnesota Regiment Infantry and was mustered out at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 16 August 1865. He started receiving his pension in Minnesota on 18 June 1892 and his wife, Nancy, started receiving a widows pension on 6 July 1908 in California. Charles died on 26 June 1908 in Orange County, California. He is buried in Santa Ana, California. Burial, Tombstone Photo.


DAVID WALTER HILL
David was living in Barnesville in 1890. He was born 10 September 1838 in Cook County, Illinois and died in Pierce County, Washington on 27 July 1910. David enlisted from his residence in Hillsbourgh, Wisconsin on 16 December 1861 into the 10th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. He was later transferred to the 9th Battery and served there until his muster out on 30 September 1865. David is buried in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Burial, Personal and Tombstone Pictures.


WILLIAM LUMAN HILLIARD
In some records his surname is Hyliard. A Civil War veteran, William lived in Hawley from 1880 to 1893 where at one time he was a deputy sheriff. He didn't start drawing his pension until 19 July 1904. There is an extensive biography on his Find A Grave memorial which includes a family picture and tombstone pictures.


JAMES L. HIX
James was born about 1831 in Kentucky. He joined Company A, 12th Kentucky Cavalry as a 2nd Lieutenant on 15 September 1862 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 30 April 1863. On 1 March 1864 he was promoted to Captain and joined Company B of the 12th. He was released on 23 August 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He was living in Glyndon in 1880 and is listed from Glyndon on the 1883 Pensioners List. He started receiving his pension on 30 March 1876 and his wife, Rebecca, started receiving a widow's pension on 6 March 1884.


CHARLES SOCRATES HOYT
Charles was born on 1 May 1840 in Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Civil War as a Private from Rochester, Minnesota (he lived in Houston, Minnesota) on 23 June 1864 into the 3rd Minnesota Infantry and was mustered out on 28 February 1865. In 1910 he was living in Barnesville. Charles died in Barnesville on 16 January 1915. Burial, Tombstone Photo.