|From Regimental History.|
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On his return from the army he located in Stephenson county, Ill., and was engaged in different pursuits for a number of years. In an early day he, with others of his comrades, went to Kansas and located at Jewell City, Jewell county, where he and wife entered on a homestead. Some time after he was elected Sheriff of the county and served acceptably for a term of years. He died at Jewell City about 1886.
Capt. Johnson was of Norwegian nationality and about 25 years old at the time of enlistment. He was brave and courageous, a man of many good qualities, loved and respected by his comrades and had the full confidence of his superior officers
Enlisted October 4, 1861, as Sergeant, Age 22, years, Height 5' 7 in., Eyes Blue, Complexion Fair. Promoted to 2nd., Lieutenant at 24 years, January 13, 1863. Promoted to Captain at 25 years, May 4, 1865. Mustered out January 20, 1866.
In the Illinois State records he is listed as Oley F. Johnson.
He settled in Vicksburg Township, of Jewell county, Kansas in section 20, on 161 acres of land. Post office address was Jewell City, Kansas, which is around 9 miles south west from the farm.