Bio: Erickson, Elias S. (1881)



Surnames: Erickson, Grant, Banks


----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1208

ELIAS S. ERICKSON, came to Centralia in 1855, and engaged in lumbering and most of the time since has followed the same business. He went to Nevada in 1872 and stayed there seven years, lumbering and mining. He was born in Burosan, Sweden, May 13, 1835, and came to the United States in 1854, and went to Chicago, then to Elgin, and the next year came to Centralia, Wis. In 1862, he enlisted in the 23rd Wis. V. I., Co. C, and served to the close of the war, and left Mobile, Ala., July 4, 1865, and was discharged at Madison, July 20. He was under Gen. Grant at siege of Vicksburg, and with Gen Banks at the Red River expedition, and at the siege of Mobile, Ala. He entered the service as a private and was discharged a sergeant. His father, John Erickson, died before Elias was born, and his mother died when he was only four years old. He has three sisters and one brother living.



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