BIOGRAPHIES OF TRAILL COUNTY
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HENRY LARAWAY

Henry was born 11 July 1839 and died in December 1887.
He enlisted as a Private from Beaverkill, New York on 14 August 1862 into Company A, New York 143rd Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 20 July 1865 at Washington, D. C. On 4 January 1896 his pension was going to minors through guardianship (Asa Sargeant) in North Dakota.
On 15 June 1878 Henry and Cora Hall married in Traill County.
In the 1880 Federal and 1885 Dakota Territory Census reports he is in Traill County. By 1900 his wife Cora married Charles Sawyer and they, and three of the Laraway children, are living in South Dakota.
Henry secured land in Section 20, Township 146 (Caledonia), Range 49.
He is buried at Caledonia Cemetery
Burial, Tombstone Picture.


FERDINAND C. LENZ

Ferdinand was born 19 May 1831. He enlisted in Company I, 37th Wisconsin Infantry from Dayton, Wisconsin on 2 November 1863 and was mustered out on 9 June 1865. He started receiving his pension on 18 April 1891. Ferdinand died on 1 August 1898 and is buried in Holmes Cemetery, Grand Forks County. Burial, Tombstone Picture.
Obituary.

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LUCIUS A. LINCOLN

Lucius enlisted first on 9 February 1861 as a Private in Company C, Illinois 8th Cavalry. On 12 August 1863 he enlisted in Company C, Illinois 8th Cavalry Regiment. He was promoted to Full Sergeant and mustered out on 17 July 1865 at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri.
In the 1890 Veterans Federal Census he is living in Mayville.
He is buried in Oak Wood Cemetery, Harwood, Cass County, North Dakota.


FRANCIS WILLIAM LITTLE

William was born 21 December 1831 in New Hampshire. Some records have his given and middle names reversed.
He enlisted in Company A, U. S. Volunteers, 2nd Regiment, U. S. Sharp Shooters on 5 October 1861 and was mustered out on 30 November 1862. He started receiving his pension on 28 March 1882 and his wife, Agnes, started receiving a widow's pension in January 1911.
In the 1900 and 1910 Census he is living in Buxton.
William died on 20 December 1910 in Traill County and is buried in Reynolds, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.


PETER GULBRANSON LUNDBERG

A very difficult person to research because of the name changes and usage and a variety of birth/death dates. Primarily it appears his name (with various spellings) is Peter Gulbranson Lundberg. His name appears in records as:
Civil War: Peter G. Lundberg
1870: Peder Gulbranson - Manchester, Freeborn County, Minnesota; Births: Peter 1823, Oline 1829, Gulbrand and Matias (twins) 1851.
1880: Peter Gulbrandson - Traill County; Peter, Bergithe, and Magri (1879).
1885: Peter Lundberg - (veteran)
1900: Peter G. Lundberg - Births: Peter August 1826, Bergit February 1837, Gina (grandaughter) September 1884.
North Dakota Death Record: Peter L. Gulbranson
Vesterheim and Gravestone: Peder G. Lundberg
Hatton History: Per/Peter Gulbranson/Gulbrandson, P. G. Lundberg
In the Hatton History Book on page 67 there is this: ""PER GULBRANSON was born and married in Norway and first settled in Wisconsin when he came to America. They had two sons, Matias and Gulbran. Per joined a Wisconsin regiment and took part in the Civil War. After the war he came to Dakota and homesteaded in section 20, Newburgh township. His second wife was Birgit Sondreaal and they had one daughter who died at an early age. He was the only Civil War veteran in this township and is buried in the Goose River cemetery." [Notes: Peter was married first to Oline Unknown. He served in a Minnesota regiment not Wisconsin. The photo with this biography doesn't appear to be Peter's family but rather one of his son's family as one of the names that can be read is Gina, Peter's granddaughter. He's also listed as a pioneer of the Goose River church as P. G. Lundberg].
There is biography of him in the Civil War Database of Vesterheim, The National Norwegian-American Museum and Heritage Center: "LUNDBERG, PEDER G. MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Odalen, Norway. Served in Slesvig-Holstein war before coming to America. Civil War: Age 36. Mustered 4 Feb 1862. Recruit. Private. Wounded. Said to have been a prisoner in Andersonville. Transferred to Invalid Corps, 3 Oct 1865. Post war: Moved from Minnesota to Steele County, Dakota Territory, in April 1876. Married. Two sons. Died at Hatton, North Dakota, in 1901. Sources: (MINN p139) (MCIW p185) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory) (Obituary, “Hatton” column, The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, 22 Feb 1901) (Ulvestad p308) “Lundberg, Peder Gulbrandsen” “Lundberg, Peter”. [Note: This writer can find no record of him at Andersonville.]
The North Dakota Public Death Index lists Peter L. Gulbranson's death date as 12 February 1901 in Steele County. His tombstone indicates death date as 19 February 1901 and birth date as 6 September 1825.
Burial. He is the only Civil War veteran buried in the Goose River Cemetery.

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TOLLEF HALVERSON LUNDE

Tollef was born about 1846 in Wisconsin. Except for pension records, his civil war records list him as Tollef Halverson.
He enlisted as a Private 24 June 1864 into Company D, Minnesota 3rd Infantry Regiment. He mustered out on 2 September 1865 at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas. His pension started on 1 March 1893 in Oregon.
Tollef is listed as a veteran in Traill County in the 1885 Dakota Territory census.
He was admitted several times starting in 1914 to National Home for Disabled Volunteers, Pacific Branch, Sawtelle, Las Angeles County, California. His latest discharge at his own request was 18 September 1929 to residence of his daughter in Oregon.
In the 1920 census he is in the National Military Home, Malibu, Los Angeles, California.
From Norwegians in the Civil War; Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum: "HALVERSON, Talleff MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 17. Enrolled as a Substitute. Mustered 24 Jun 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 2 Sep 1865. Post war: Came from Minnesota to Traill County, North Dakota, in March 1881. Sources: (MINN p139,140) (MCIW p185) (Traill County Veterans Index, 1885 Dakota Territory Census) “Halverson, Tollef”.
He died in Alameda, Alameda County, California 25 February 1934.