Simen Engebretsen Lienlokken (Linløkken) (1843 - 1873)

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Birthplace: Linløkken, Tretten, Øyer, Oppland, Norway
Death: Died in California, USA
Managed by: Dale Nelson
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About Simen Engebretsen Lienlokken (Linløkken)

Hjalmar R. Holand, Coon Valley: An Historical Accounty of the Norgwegian Congregations in Coon Valley., ((La Crosse, Wisconsin: Litho-graphics, 1928/1976)), p. 206-207:

"Simen Lienlokken was born in Øyerier parish, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, May 11, 1843, the son of Engebret Jenssen Lienløkken and Anne Jacobsdatter Lienløkken."

"He emigrated to America May 15, 1860, with his parents, brothers and sisters, and settled in Coon Valley on Section 32 in Town of Washington, La Crosse County, the same year, where he owned 120 Acres."

"He was married to Anne Huden, but no children were born to them. His wife, Anne Huden, died in Lower Coon Valley, Wis., June 24, 1875."

"Simen Lienløkken served in the Civil War in 1865. While doing guard duty, a bullet grazed his cheek."

"Simon Lienløkken and his wife moved to California in 1870, where Simen died March 28, 1872. His wife returned to Coon Valley soon after his death."

From "Norwegians in the Civil War," a database on the website of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum () [15 Nov 2005]

"LIENLOKKEN, Simon" "WI 45th Inf Co H. Residence: Residence: Upper Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Alma, Buffalo County. Born in Namdalen, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9". Enlisted for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out 5 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-11; red book vol 50) (Ulvestad p307) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) "Linløkken, Simon" "Lunlokken, Simon"

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Simen Lienlokken's Timeline

May 11, 1843
Tretten, Øyer, Oppland, Norway
March 28, 1873
Age 29
California, USA