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BIOGRAPHIES OF TRAILL COUNTY
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LARS ISAACSON SEIM

All recorded indications are that Lars Isaacson and Lars Seim (Sime) are the same person. The information the Norweigian museum reports on the two names is very similar; there is no record of a Seim (Sime) in Iowa Infantry, and the only Lars mentioned in both Civil War Infantries is Lars Isaacson. The widow's pension goes to Oline Isaacson Sime in North Dakota. In Traill County documents there is reference to both surnames.
Lars was born 20 August 1845 in Norway and died in Traill County on 8 October 1925.
There is no civil war record of Lars Seim (Sime) even though the Norwegian Museum reports such. The U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 lists Lars Isaacson in the 16th Regiment, U.S. infantry (Regular Army) [Film M233 Roll 27] and then enlisting in Company K, 44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry as a Private. The U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles shows he enlisted as a Private in Company A, Regular Army 16th Infantry Regiment and then also that he enlisted at age 19 on 30 April 1864 as a Private and mustered into Company K, Iowa 44th Infantry Regiment on 1 June 1864 and then mustered out on 15 September 1864 at Davenport, Iowa. His pension documents show the same two units as above and he started receiving his pension in North Dakota on 19 March 1887. His wife, Olina Isaacson Sime, started receiving a widow's pension on 9 November 1925 in North Dakota.
Lars Isaacson had land grants in Section 6, Township 147, Range 53.
In the 1920 Census Lars Isaacson is living in Mayville.
Lars Sime lived in Traill County in the 1880, 1890 (Hatton), 1915 (Mayville), and 1925 (Mayville) census reports.
The index to the Hatton Diamond Jubilee 1884-1959 book indicates Lars Seim and his wife homesteaded in Vikings Township..
From Norwegians in the Civil War; Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum: "ISAACSON, Lars: IA 44th Inf Co K. Residence: Davenport, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted for 100 days 30 Apr 1864. Mustered 1 Jun 1864. Private. Mustered out 15 Sep 1864, Davenport, Iowa, expiration of term of service. Post war: Came to Traill County, Dakota Territory, in July 1875. Sources: (ISW-V p1241) (1885 Dakota Territorial Census)."
also it records,
"SIME, Lars: US 16th Inf Co A. Civil War: Enlisted 21 Apr 1862. Private. Discharged Dec 1863. Re-enlisted on 28 Mar 1864 and served in IA 44th Inf Co K. Private. Discharged Mar 1865. Post war: Lived at Hatton, Traill County, North Dakota. Suffered from chronic diarrhrea, heart disease and rheumatism. Sources: (Ulvestad p328) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Sime, Lars I.” [Editor Note: The only Lars SIME in the civil war records is a similar SIAM who nlisted in Company K, Wisconsin 15th Infantry Regiment on 06 Jan 1862.]
Lars Isaacson is buried at Mayville Cemetery
Burial, Tombstone Picture.

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