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|Name at Enlist|
23 Sep 1834 –
|Resident of Muster-In|
Riceland Township, Freeborn County, MN
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
Petter Olsen Slette
Haugen Pederson Slette was born on September 23, 1834 in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway. His parents were Petter Olsen Slette and Mari Halversdtr.
Haugen joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K as a Private (Menig). 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 Riceland Township, Freeborn County, MN. His brother was Lieutenant Ole Slette.
After the war, he lived with Boel in Freeborn County, MN. They had two children named Peter and Knud.
Sources: FCHS; Norway Digital Archives; 1865 MN Census, MNSC_1, line 43.