|Name at Enlist||Hans Larson|
|Birth Name||Hans Larsen Framstad|
|Lived||17 Jun 1828 - 11 Jan 1917|
|Birth Place||Framstad søndre farm, Gran parish, Oppland fylke|
|Residence at Muster-In||Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Corporal|
|Muster Date||1 Jan 1862|
|Death Location||Milford, Dickinson County, IA|
|Burial Location||Milford Cemetery, Milford, Dickinson County, IA|
|Mother||Inger Erichsdatter Drøvdal|
|Father||Lars Hanson Framstad|
|Father Lived||24 June 1781- ca. 1860|
|Immigration||22 Aug 1849|
|Marriage Location||Iowa County, WI|
|2nd Spouse||Siri Larsdatter Drøvdal|
|2nd Spouse Lived||16 Sep 1829 - 8 Mar 1900|
|2nd Marriage Date||11 Jun 1857|
|2nd Marriage Location||Iowa County, WI|
Hans Larson Framstad was born in Gran parish, Oppland, Norway on June 17, 1828. His parents were Lars Hanson Framstad and Inger Erichsdatter Drøvdal. He emigrated from Norway with his family when he was 21 years old. Hans, his parents and two brothers, arrived in NY in 1849 on the Benedicte.
Larson married Anna Johnson in Iowa County, WI, but she did not live very long. He remarried to Siri Larsdatter Drøvdal on June 11, 1857 in Iowa County, WI. Together, they had at least one child before the war, Malinda (1858).
Hans joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." The army listed him as living in Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI, age 33, and married. He and his brother, Erik, enlisted for three years on December 4, 1861 at Dodgeville, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861. Larson was designated Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862. He was seriously wounded in his head at New Hope Church, GA, on May 27, 1864, and sent to the hospital. He was discharged from the service with the Company on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.
After the war, he returned to WI. They had two children Elizabeth (1867) and Erick (1868) before moving to IA. By 1870, Hans and Siri were living in Dickinson County, IA. They had at least one more child, Martha (1871). He died on January 11, 1917 in Milford, Dickinson County, IA. He is buried next to Siri in Milford Cemetery, Milford, Dickinson County, IA.
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