Hans Aastrom was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Norway around 1835. He died in 1905 in South Dakota. Served in the 2nd MN, Co E, like his brother in law, John Thompson. ========================================================== According to History of Martell, by Pat Wiff************Aastrom/Austrom/Austrum genealogy page 235 Hans Aastrom b. 1835 md Anne K. Haugen b. 1848 He was at Sisseton, South Dakota.Little else is known about him. Was in the 1880 and 1890 tax lists. children George Theodore b. 1866 md Bertha Peterson d. 1903 Charlie b. 1867, was at Sisseton also. Gina b. 1870 md Lewis Jenson last known place of residence was Hopkins, Minnesota. Emil - birth and death dates unknown Thomas- b. 1876 md Mathilda Epelin.Went to Canada had 5 known children Clara b. 1883 md Stan Valnes - nothing else is known about her. Oscar - nothing more is known Henry - nothing more is known =========================================================== Rcvd from another cousin - Austrum connection Hans is the brother of Christopher Austrom, who appears on the previous page of Pat Wiff's book.Christopher Austrom was married Anne Rasmusdatter Haugros, whose parents were Rasmus and Marit Haugros. Hans Austrom was born on Aasen farm, a bruk of the Aasterud farm in Modum, Buskerud, Norway.His parents were Gudbrand Hansen Aasen (4 Aug 1792 - 21 Apr 1863) and Kari Helgesdatter Øverbye (9 Oct 1812 - 12 Oct 1886).He was born in 1835.He came to the U.S. in 1861, and immediately enlisted in the 2nd Minnesota Infantry.He later collected a Civil War Pension -
Hans and Christopher actually come from a large family. There were 8 children total, 5 of whom emigrated to the U.S. They also had an uncle, called "Lyten" Ole Helgesen who emigrated to the U.S.He was called "little" Ole to differentiate him from his older brother also named Ole.We still have some tenuous contact with the descendents of the 3children who remained in Norway, and my mother has visitedthe old farm in Norway. I have some parts of Hans' pedigree back as far as 1595. ====================================================
we would be interested in hearing from anyone who thinks this might be connected to them..