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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1836 – 18 Apr 1914
|Resident of Muster-In|
Halfway Creek, La Crosse County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
18 Jan 1862
Couer d’Alene, Kootenai County, ID
Evergreen Cemetery, Barron County, WI
-18 Mar 1879
|2nd Marriage Date|
20 Jan 1882
|2nd Marriage Location|
Prairie Farm Lutheran Church, Prairie Farm, WI
Anton Boason was born in 1836 in Norway. Between 1857 and 1861, he served as a soldier in Norway’s army. Only a year later, he was serving in the U.S. military.
Anton joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.
The army listed Boason as living in the Halfway Creek community in Onalaska, La Crosse County, WI, age 24, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 16, 1861 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 18, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disease (secondary syphilis) at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on August 7, 1862.
After the war, he married Segne Larson. They had two children: Barney (1864) and Carl L. (1866). In 1868, they moved from La Crosse to Dunn County, WI. On March 18, 1879, Segne died. In 1882, Anton married Toline Pederson on January 20, 1882 at Prairie Farm Lutheran Church, Prairie Farm, WI. They had one child named Bessie L. (1883). In 1887, the family moved to Chehalis, Lewis County, WA. In 1891, they moved back to WI. In 1901, they were living in Couer d’Alene, ID. After Anton died, his remains were sent back to WI and buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Barron County, WI.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.128; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.587; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314; findagrave.com.