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Daniel was born 24 August 1834 in Ireland. He enlisted as a Private in Company D 14th New York Heavy Artillary and also in Company G 2nd California Infantry. In one of his enlistments he used an alias of John Cunningham. He started receiving a pension on 19 October 1889. There is an extensive biography of him at his memorial linked below. Daniel died on 2 September 1928 in Minneapolis and is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Moorhead.
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GAMALIEL WHITNEY OLDS
Gamaliel was born 3 August 1836. He enlisted in Company B, 35th Iowa Infantry on 29 August 1862 from Muscatine, Iowa and mustered out on 10 August 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. He started receiving his pension on 17 December 1877. In 1890 he lived in Moorhead and in 1894 he lived in Fargo. Gamaliel died on 15 April 1911 in Victor, Raville County, Montana and is buried there in Victor Cemetery.
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JAMES WATTS OLIVER
James was born 3 March 1847 in Cass County, Indiana. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 12th Indiana Cavalry on 15 December 1863 and mustered out on 16 August 1865. In the 1890 Veterans Schedule he is living in Moorhead. James died on 17 February 1931 in Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington. He is buried in the Washington Veterans Home Cemetery in Retsil.
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Some records have Claus' surname as Oleson and Olsen. Claus was born in February 1844 in Norway. A veteran of the Civil War; the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 indicates he enlisted from Wisconsin at the age of 20 on 20 January 1864 as a Private. He served in Company F 35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. He was discharged at Brownsville, Texas on 15 March 1866. In 1882 he was a homestead landowner in Clay County and in 1890 Veterans Schedule he was living in Hawley. Claus died on 12 October 1913 and is buried in Grong Cemetery in Rollag.
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From the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Civil War Database:
OLESON, CLAUS WI 35th Inf Co I. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Christiania. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty paid $60 (a portion of amount due). Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-8; red book vol 40)
OLSEN, CLAUS From Tvedestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Hawley, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p316)
Warren was born 20 July 1818. He enlisted from Jamestown, New York on 19 August 1862. He was commissioned an officer in Companies C and K, New York 154th Infantry Volunteers on 3 November 1862 and promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 20 February 1865. Warren was mustered out on 11 June 1865 at Bladensburg, Maryland. The family relocated to Minnesota and they were in New York Mills, Otter Tail County in 1880 then relocating to Ransom County, North Dakota in 1885 then Moorhead. He started receiving his pension on 2 July 1880 in Minnesota.
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Cornelius' surname has been found in records as O'Neal, O'Neil, and O'Niel. He was born about 1836 in Ireland. He enlisted into the Civil War at St. Paul, Minnesota on 16 October 1862 into Company K, 10th Minnesota Infantry Regiment. On 31 March 1865 he was promoted to Color Sergeant. He mustered out at the end of the war on 19 August 1865 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was injured during the war and was treated for the injury in later years. Cornelius was cited for gallant and meritorious conduct at the battles of Nashville on 15 and 16 December 1864. He started drawing his pension on 3 July 1891. He was a resident of Clay County in 1910 as a widow.
DONALD EARL ORVEDAHL
Donald was born in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota on 23 May 1923 to Arthur and Anna Wold Orvedahl. His siblings included two sisters Dorothy (1922-) and Eileen.
Donald served in World War II in the U. S. Army. When he registered for the draft in June 1942 he was in Minneapolis but his residence was in Moorhead and he was working at Vic's Market in Fargo. No record could be found when he actually entered the service but he eventually was a Private First Class in the 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division when he was killed on 11 August 1944 in France.
Donald was buried in Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France. Burial, Tombstone Photo, Links to Some Family Members
Luther was born 6 August 1843 and died on 19 March 1923. A veteran of the Civil War; the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 indicates he enlisted from Amboy, New York at the age of 18 on 1 February 1862 as a Private. He served the state of New York. It indicates he enlisted in Company, B, New York 93rd Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to Full Corporal on 1 June 1863 and to Full Comm Sergeant on 1 September 1863. He was commissioned an officer on 31 December 1863 and mustered out on the same date. Luther is in the 1890 Veterans Schedule living in Glyndon. It indicates he served as a Captain and discharged from the service 15 October 1865 and that he had internal injuries to spine and lungs.
His pension filed on 6 May 1886 indicated he was a Captain and 1st Lieutenant as well as a Corporal and Sergeant.
Luther was the enumerator for the 1890 Veterans Glyndon census.
Luther died 19 March 1923. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Glyndon.
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