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Mollar, Jan


Company H

Born: September 13, 1849 (Hasle, on the island of Bornholm, Denmark) - historian Peter Russell has supplied information to support a birth date of September 15, 1849

Died: February 23, 1928 (Deadwood, South Dakota)

Grave location: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, SD

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 22.524 W103 43.463

He was enlisted on January 15, 1872, in Chicago, Illinois, by Captain Samuel Young.  His previous occupation was laborer. He was discharged on January 15, 1877, upon expiration of service, as a corporal of excellent character. He had a sandy complexion, grey eyes, light hair, and was 5’8” tall. He was baptized ‘Jens Mathiasen Móller’ but enlisted under the name of Jan Moller. On pension records he is listed as Jan Moller and elsewhere as John Muller, James Muller, or James Mullen. His gravestone at Mount Moriah lists his name as Jan Mollar and that is what I am using here. While living in Deadwood in 1927, he resided at 63 Stewart Street.  He was wounded in the right thigh during the siege on the hilltop on June 25, 1876. He was later transported to Fort Abraham Lincoln on the steamer Far West.

Headstone for Jan Mollar at Mount Moriah Cemetery - Deadwood, South Dakota

Jan Mollar’s former home at 63 Stewart in Deadwood, South Dakota

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