The Great Rebellion ~ The American Civil War
Accounts of Action and Rosters of the Men From
Wabasha County, Minnesota

SEVENTH REGIMENT VOLUNTEER INFANTRY


List compiled by Jerry Anderson

NameRankCo.TownRemarks
George FletcherPrivateBMinneiskadsch 8/19/65
John B NortonPrivateBElgindsch 8/16/65
William RogersPrivateBWatopadsch dsbl 2/20/64
Ulrich ThommanPrivateBLake Citydsch 8/16/1865
William EdwardsPrivateDLake Citydsch 8/16/1865
John WhitlockPrivateDMinneiskarefused to muster
Albert StowellPrivateFWabasha Cotrans to vet reserve corps 1/28/65
Ferdinand EhlertPrivate G Chester died 7/9/1865 at Selma Alabama
Nicholas MajerusPrivateGMazeppadsch 8/16/65
John A OlinPrivateGOakwooddsch with regiment
Charles GorePrivate K Plainview dsch 4/20/1865 for wounds rcvd at Nashville 12/16/1864
Harrison WhipplePrivate K Chester deserted 9/23/1863 at Mankato, MN


Biography of Nicholas J. Majerus

Nicholas J. Majerus (page 508), a Minnesota pioneer and Civil War and Indian War veteran, residing in Mazeppa, was born in Luxembourg, September 29, 1839, son of John and Anna Majerus. The parents, who were natives of Holland, came to the United States in 1847, locating in the town of Sheldon, Wyoming County, N. Y., where until 1865 they were engaged in farming. They then came to Wabasha County, Minn., buying 160 acres of land in Chester Township, on which tract stood a small house and a straw barn. There they made their home and in time developed the place into a good farm. Mrs. Anna Majerus died in 1880, and John Majerus in 1888. They had a family of six children, five sons and one daughter. Those living are Nicholas and John N., both residing in Mazeppa. The deceased are Carlos, Peter, Anna, and one who died in infancy. Nicholas J. Majerus was a boy of eight years when he arrived in New York with his parents. He was reared on their farm in Wyoming county, that state, and remained there until 1860, when he was 21 years old, when he went to Michigan. In the fall of that year he cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln. After a short stay in Michigan, he came west to Minnesota, locating at Red Wing. This was in 1861, about the time of the breaking out of the Civil War. On August 16, 1862, Mr. Majerus enlisted in Company G, Seventh Minnesota Infantry, under Captain Williston. For fourteen months the regiment was employed in fighting the Indians, and saw some lively skirmishing, taking part in the actions at Birch Cooley and Wood Lake. In October, 1863, it joined the Army of the Tennessee, and was active in several hard fought battles, including those of Tupelo, Minn. (Three days), Tallahatchie, Nashville and the Mobile Forts. It was also engaged in the pursuit of Price through Arkansas to Sedalia, Mo., besides taking part in many skirmishes. At the battle of Nashville Mr. Majerus was wounded, and on August 16, 1865, he received an honorable discharge at Ft. Snelling, Minn. While in the army he had bought 80 acres of land in Belvidere, Goodhue County, but sold this on his discharge, and bought a quarter section in Chester, on which he lived four years. In 1873, after a residence of a year and a half in Lake City, he came to Mazeppa, and in the same year bought a building on the corner of First and Walnut streets, where he engaged in general mercantile business, including the sale of liquors. He carried on that business for a number of years, and became prosperous, acquiring a considerable amount of residence and other property, buying and selling real estate as he saw a good opportunity. He erected the first brick building in town, and at one time owned a good share of the village. About 1904 he retired, and has since led a life of ease and leisure, known by everybody and one of the popular citizens of the village. For fifty years Mr. Majerus has been a member of the Masonic order. A number of years ago he also joined the Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic, and is now commander of Post No. 150, G. A. R., a Post which death had reduced in membership to four individuals. He has always been a Republican in politics. Mr. Majerus was married, at Bellchester, November 3, 1869, to Anna K. Groff, who, like himself, was a native of Luxembourg, where her parents died when she was ten years old. She was 18 when she came to this country, settling in Goodhue county, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Majerus had four children: Clara, wife of William Smitsen, connected with the old National Bank, at Spokane, Wash., of which he is vice president; Mary, wife of Floyd Kingsley, a druggist of Mazeppa; Justine, residing at home; and Laura, wife of George Searles, a real estate man of Mazeppa. Mrs. Anna K. Majerus died January 1, 1912, and the household affairs are presided over by the daughter Justine.

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