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|Name at Enlist|
Kittil Olsen Klaboe
28 Sep 1823 – 3 May 1873
Klaboe, Sigdal parish, Buskerud fylke
|Resident of Muster-In|
Worth County, IA
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
11 Feb 1862
|Cause of Death|
Worth County, IA
Silver Lake Cemetery, Worth County, IA
Kittel Olson was born in Sigdal parish, Buskerud, Norway on September 28, 1823. His parents were Ole Torgersen and Kari Kittilsdatter Klaboe. He left the parish May 2, 1853 to come to America. Olsen married Maria/Marie Bergo. They had at least two children: Tosten and Ole.
Olson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.
The army listed him as living in Worth County, IA, farmer, age 49, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862 in Worth County and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Olson was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was sick in military hospital in July and then became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Jacinto, MS on July 22, 1862.
He died on May 3, 1873 in a farm accident and was buried at Silver Lake Cemetery, Worth County.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.148; Walk; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.638; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Rootsweb.com; Lincoln Klabo; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_355; findagrave.com; Iowa, Marriage Records, Iowa State Archives; Des Moines, Iowa; Volume: 310 and 399 (Sac – Wright); Sigdal parish register #I 5/1, born and baptised, p. 70, #I8 in- and out-migrated, p. 448, digitalarkivet.no.