NameAnne Thurine Halvorson3,41,399
Birth25 Jun 1844, Bø Vestre i Luksefjell, Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway411
Census1845, Bø Vestre i Luksefjell, Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway44 Age: <1
Emigration10 Apr 1855, Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway411 Age: 10
Immigration1855, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin Age: 10
Census7 Jul 1860, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin24 Age: 16
Census9 Jul 1870, Linden, Brown, Minnesota8 Age: 26
Census1 May 1875, Linden, Brown, Minnesota404 Age: 30
Census11 Jun 1880, Linden, Brown, Minnesota412 Age: 35
Census29 May 1885, Linden, Brown, Minnesota11 Age: 40
Census10 Jun 1895, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota406 Age: 50
Census11 Jun 1900, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota407 Age: 55
Census9 Jun 1905, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota408 Age: 60
Census21 Apr 1910, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota409 Age: 65
Census5 Jan 1920, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota413 Age: 75
Death28 Jan 1920, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota414,415 Age: 75
Burial31 Jan 1920, Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Linden, Brown, Minnesota415
FatherOle Halvorson (Fjeld) (1822-1879)
Birth20 Aug 1840, Birchebjerg, Dalby, Odense, Denmark
Christening27 Aug 1840, Dalby, Odense, Denmark400 Age: <1
Census1845, Birchebjerg, Dalby, Odense, Denmark401 Age: 4
Census1850, Birchebjerg, Dalby, Odense, Denmark402 Age: 9
Census1855, Birchebjerg, Dalby, Odense, Denmark403 Age: 14
Emigration1861, Denmark Age: 20
Immigration1861, Waukesha, Wisconsin Age: 20
Misc. Event21 Aug 1862, Wisconsin Age: 22
Misc. Event MemoEnlistment
Misc. Event23 Aug 1865, Brownsville, Texas Age: 25
Misc. Event MemoDischarge
Census9 Jul 1870, Linden, Brown, Minnesota8 Age: 29
Census1 May 1875, Linden, Brown, Minnesota404 Age: 34
Census11 Jun 1880, Linden, Brown, Minnesota405 Age: 39
Census29 May 1885, Linden, Brown, Minnesota11 Age: 44
CensusJun 1890, Linden, Brown, Minnesota76 Age: 49
Census10 Jun 1895, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota406 Age: 54
Census11 Jun 1900, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota407 Age: 59
Census9 Jun 1905, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota408 Age: 64
Census21 Apr 1910, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota409 Age: 69
Census21 Apr 1910, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota Age: 69
Death18 Jul 1910, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota410 Age: 69
Burial21 Jul 1910, Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Linden, Brown, Minnesota356
OccupationFarmer (1870, 1880), retired (1905, 1910)
FatherJacob Hansen (1794-1869)
MotherGjertrud Andersdatter (1804-1859)
Marriage29 Mar 1866, Aspen, Dodge, Wisconsin
ChildrenMaria K. (1867-1914)
 Jacobine Olava (1869-1942)
 Hans Peder (1871-1951)
 Johannes (1873->1910)
 Louis Olaus (1876-1956)
 Alfred (1878-1956)
 Johannah (1880-?1913)
 Henry (1882-1943)
Notes for Anne Thurine Halvorson
Other sources incorrectly have her born 25 Jun 1843 or 22 Jun 1844. We are using the church records. The 1900 census showed that she had had nine children and eight were still living at that time. She was living with her son Louis in Madelia Village at the beginning of 1920.

She filed for a widow's pension based upon Jacob's Civil War service on 2 August 1910, application 946662, and certificate 710546 was issued. She apparently was not able to write, as her pension claim was signed with her mark and witnessed. She was receiving a pension of $25 per month at the time of her death.

Jacob and Anne's pension papers show that they were married by Rev. Nils Brandt at the Lutheran Church in Aspen, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

She transferred her church membership to Madelia, Minnesota, on 7 November 1894.

The Minnesota Historical Society research service did not locate an obituary for her.
She was vaccinated against smallpox on 1 December 1845. Her father was still described as being from Lukesfjell at the time.
She died from valvular disease of the heart.
Medical Notes for Jacob (Spouse 1)
He was vaccinated against smallpox on 12 July 1841. The Watonwan County death index states that he died from a hemmoraged stomach ulcer. The church record states that it was heart failure.
The census records show that he served in the Civil War, undoubtedly in Wisconsin. Checking the index of Wisconsin Civil War veterans and the musters and descriptive rolls we find that he served as a corporal in Company "H" of the 28 Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. The company was organized at the town of Waukesha in Waukesha County on 5 September 1862 and marched to Camp Washburn on 15 September 1862. It was mustered into three years service for the United States on 13 October 1862. Jacob was described as having been born in Studerick, Denmark, aged 21, a farmer and single. He enlisted on 19 August 1862 at Delafield. He was mustered out with the company on 23 August 1865. He had blue eyes, light hair and complexion, and was 5 feet 7 inches tall. The Captain was James Murray, who started as 1st Lieutenant, and became Captain on 10 April 1864 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He filed for a pension based on his service on 20 October 1890, application 953079 and pension certificate 839759 was granted. The name was spelled Jacob Jacobsen.

Checking the surviving 1890 Veteran's Census, we find that it reprted he served as a Corporal in Company H, 28th Wiscsonsin Infantry, enlisting on 21 August 1862 and being discharged on 23 August 1865. He served for 3 years and 2 days. It is of interest to note that also in Linden Township we find two others who served in the same regiment: Hans Jenson, private, Company F, and Hans Magnarson, private, Company H. The form shows that Jacob and Hans Magnarson were listed sequentially on the (now destroyed) main census schedule, so they were probably living next to each other.

The 28th Wisconsin Infantry fought in the battles of Helena (Arkansas) on 4 July 1863 (the same day as Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg), _____________(fill in), and the siege of Spanish Fort (on Mobile Bay, Alabama) 27 March - 12 April 1865. The regiment was mustered out of service at Brownsville, Texas on 23 August 1865.

[Wisconsin Civil War Musters and Descriptive Rolls, 1865, Vol. 33, 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry [LDS FHL microfilm 1311672]; Wisconsin Civil War Musters 1861-1865, 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry [LDS FHL microfilm 1311691]]

Jacob's pension application on 30 January 1892 stated that he had suffered from poor vision and bad rheumatism from January 1887. His application for a pension under the act of 6 February 1907 stated that he was 5' 8" height, light complexioned, blue eyed, and had light hair. His birthdate was given as 20 August 1840 and his birthplace as Studerich, Denmark. He had lived in Wisconsin from his discharge until the spring of 1866, then in Brown County, Minnesota until 1894, and subsequently in Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota. He received a pension of $12 per month under this act. Civil War pension certificate 839759 file

Anders Christianson stated in 1910 that he had know Jacob Jacobson since the latter's age 14 (i.e. 1854), and that he had known Anne since 1864, before she maried Jacob. Hans Jensen stated at that time that he had known Jacob since 1861 and Anne since before she had married Jacob.
Misc. Notes
The godparents and witnesses at his christening were Jens Pedersen, Maren Pedersdatter of Birckeberg, Jens Pedersen, Hans Christian Pedersen and Hans Christensen all of Bircheberg. He does not appear in the outgoing lists for Dalby in the 1854-1868 interval. His death record gives his parents as Hans Jacobsen and Inga Thompson. The father is close (a not unusual name inversion), but the mother is incorrect.

His name is given in early Linden records as Jakob Jakobson and as Jacob Jacobson in later records. The birthdate for Maria of October 1867 and birthplace of Linden (if the latter is correct), implies that Jakob and Anna moved to Linden in advance of the rest of the Halvorson family. This is confirmed by their pension records.

There is a source of confusion in the Linden Lutheran church records, as there was at least one other Jakob Jakobson in the congregation as early as 1866. However, his wife's name is different, so when their names are together it is possible to distinguish the two (or more) couples. "Our" Jacob and Anne were in Linden by 1 November 1867, when their daughter Gertrud Marie was born.

Thordson has a Jacob Jacobson confirmed on 28 May 1869 at the Linden Lutheran Church, Pastor Thomas Johnson. Given the abundance of Jacob Jacobson's in Linden, the identification may be incorrect.

The 1870 U.S. census shows that his farm was worth $1000 and his personal estate was $590. His brother, Rasmus Jacobson, age 22, is listed as assisting on the farm. He had a personal estate of $200.

Jacob Larson was working for them in 1880 as a servant.

The 1885 Minnesota census shows that Jacob fought in the Union Army during the Civil War. The 1895 Minnesota census shows that he had been in Minnesota for 29 years and one month and that they had moved to Madelia 9 months before the census. Note that the timing of 29 years and 1 month may mean that they moved just after their marriage, which would mean that Jacob Jacobson had known Anne Halvorson in Wisconsin.

The farm owned by Jacob Jacobson, Louis Jacobson, and Donald Jacobson was owned by Herbert Halvorson in 1974. This is acreage and lake land.

The undertaker for the funeral was Ole Holly of Madelia, Minnesota. He is buried in Lot 26 of the Cemetery.

The list of the children may be incomplete in Thordson.
Check his and his wife's probate records to confirm the children.

He transferred his church membership to Madelia on 7 November 1894.

Madelia Times-Messenger, 22 July 1910:

"Jacob Jacobson

Jacob Jacobson, one of our old and respected citizens departed this life last Monday. He was born in Denmark Aug. 20th, 1840 and emigrated to the United States in the spring of 1862, and on the 19th of August in the same year he enlisted as a private [sic] in Company H, 28th Wisconsin volunteer infantry. He was honorably discharged at Brownsville, Texas on August 23rd, 1865.
Mr. Jacobson was married to Miss Anna Halvorson, March 29, 1866, in the state of Wisconsin, and in the spring of that year he and his wife moved to Brown county, Minn., where they resided until Sept. 1894, when they came to Madelia, where he lived until his death, July 18, 1910.
Deceased leaves a wife and eight children. The children are Henry and Jonnie of Milnor, N. D.; Fred and Peter of Lincoln; Lewis of Linden; Mrs. Ole J. Hoiosen and Mrs. Mary Solensten of Madelia, and Mrs. Bena Nelson of Garvin. He also leaves one brother, Rasmus, of Linden, and twenty-two grand children.
The funeral services were conducted from the East Lutheran church at one o'clock yesterday afternoon, and from the Rice Lake church in Linden at 4 o'clock. The remains were laid to rest in the Rice Lake cemetery. The bereaved family and relatives have the sincere sympathy of all."3
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