Sjur Johnson Makkestad

Sjur Johnson Makkestad

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Sjur Johnson Makkestad
Birth Name
Patronymic Name Johnsen
Lived 4 Oct 1836 -
Birth Place Ullensvang, Hordaland
Birth Country Norway
Cause of Death Wounds
Mother Marithe Jonsdatter
Father John Mikkelsen Maakestad
Immigration ca. 1859

Sjur Johnson Maakestad was born in Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway on October 4, 1836. His parents were John Mikkelsen Maakestad and Marithe Jonsdatter. He came to Mitchell County, IA in 1859. His brother was Ole Johnson Maakestad who also lived in Mitchell County. Sjur joined WI 15th Infantry, but he later died of his wounds.

Sources: Caryl Stalick; Norway Digital Archives, Ullensvang, Hordaland, Noway, 1825-1853, p.8 and 47; 1911 Mitchell County Atlas, by The Anderson Publishing Company, p.30,




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