SURNAME "R" BIOGRAPHIES


KNUD RASMUSSON

Knud (some records have Knut) was born in Norway about 1830. He enlisted as a Private in Company D 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery on 10 October 1864 in Fillmore County. He was discharged on 20 June 1865. He started receiving his pension on 16 May 1878 and his wife started receiving a widow's pension on 17 October 1907 in Minnesota. He is listed in the Minnesota 1883 Pensioners Roll as Kneed Rasmusson; suffering from liver disease, started receiving $8.00 monthly in August 1880. In the 1885 and 1890 Census reports he is in Georgetown. He filed immigration papers 1898 - 1900. He is listed in the Clay County 1905 Tax rolls. The Vesterheim Norwegians in the Civil War lists him as Knut Rasmussen residing in Winneshiek County, Iowa; from Stavanger, Norway; post war residence in Clay County, Minnesota.

FRANK X. REMLEY

Frank was born 30 Novmber 1830 in Germany. He enlisted in Company G, 9th Minnesota Regiment Infantry from St. Cloud, Minnesota on 19 August 1862. He was mustered out on 30 June 1865. In the 1890 and 1900 Minnesota census reports he is living in Moorhead. Frank died on 15 December 1905 in Moorhead and is buried in the Moorhead St. Josephs Cemetery. Burial, Tombstone Picture.

ANDRES O. RICE

In at least 2006, 2008, and 2009 Andres is one of two Civil War veterans celebrated by the Concordia Cemetery Association. In addition, his tombstone indicates he was in Company E, 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment; however, no other records can be found for him. It is assumed that his Civil War records are under a different name. Burial, Tombstone Picture.

OLIVER RILEY

Oliver was born about 1842 in Canada [Note: this could be a date he gave for civil war enlistment as most Oliver Riley sources in Minnesota show an about 1845 in Canada]. Oliver enlisted at Brownington, Vermont on 25 May 1863 and mustered in Company L, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery Regiment [Note: some records indicate 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment] on 10 June 1863. He was wounded at Cold Harbor [(Old) Cold Harbor, Virginia] on 1 June 1864. He was transferred to Company C on 24 June 1865 and was mustered out on 18 July 1865. He started receiving his pension on 29 February 1867. He is on the 1883 Pensioners List in Barnesville at $4 a month for a wounded right foot. Except for the Pensioners List his whereabouts and death/burial are not for certain. There is an Oliver Riley buried in Hillside Cemetery, Minneapolis at plot B-30-1 VET GAR [assumed Veteran Garden] with no dates. There is an Oliver Riley living in Otter Tail and Washington counties and one who died on 8 October 1930 [note above birth date comment].

See Vermont in the Civil War for more information.

NARVE G. ROEN

Narve was born 28 September 1844 in Norway. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 13th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment on 11 February 1865 and was mustered out 24 Novemer 1865 in San Antonio, Texas. He started receiving his pension on 21 February 1924 and his wife, Gor, started receiving a widow's pension on 6 February 1931. In the 1890 Census he is in Sabin and in the 1900 through 1930 census he is in Holy Cross Township. Narve died 10 June 1930 in Moorhead and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Fargo. Burial, Tombstone Picture
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From the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Civil War Database
ROEN, NARVE G. Residence: Plymouth Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 26 Sep 1843 in Nes, Buskerud, Norway. Came with his parents and three siblings on the “Columbo”, which sailed from Havre, France, and reached New York on 29 Aug 1846. Civil War: Private. Post war: Became a farmer near Moorhead, Minnesota. Lived in Comstock, Minnesota. Married on 11 Nov 1870 to Gro Gulllingsrud. He died in June 1930, and was buried at Fargo, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p325) (Naeseth ’46-1349