Knud H. Amundson obituary

Article Type: 
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 26, 1906
Publication Date Is Approx: 


At his home in Nevada, Dec. 17, after a long illness, Knud H. Amundson, aged 70 years. He was the son of Harmon Amundson and was born in Norway, in June, 1836. In 1855 he came to this country with his parents, settling in Christiana, Dan county, Wis. And in 1859 they came to section 35, Nevada township.

Knud enlisted in Jan. 1862, in Co. K, 15th Wis. Infty and went south. He participated in the battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro where he was severely wounded Dec. 31, 1862 and was sent to the hospital, where he remained one month when we was transferred to Nashville and then to Louisville. He joined the regiment again in May, 1863, and went to Chattanooga. Later he joined the invalid corps and was on guard at Louisville until March, 1864, when he was sent to Washington and later to Alexandria. In the fall of 1864 he was honorably discharged for disability.

He was married in Feb. 1865, to Miss Elizabeth Jorgenson, daughter of Swan Jorgenson who came to Nevada in 1854. He engaged in farming and the home has since been in Nevada township. Mr. Amundson was for several terms a county commissioner and was also town supervisor, clerk or treasurer for many years. He was a man highly respected by those who knew him. He kept in touch with current events and had decided views on subjects of public policy.

He leaves a wife and four children, Mrs. Malina Olson of Nevada, Mrs. Henrietta Johnson of Wilbour, Wash., Otto and Cora at home. Two children, Sophia and Lilia are dead. Funeral services were held Saturday at Six Mile Grove Lutheran church, Rev. Esser officiating. A large congregation of sympathizing friends was present.

Thus another of the patriotic pioneers of Mower county has been laid to rest. We owe much to them for our present favorable conditions.