Amos Lund

Born in Norway on May 5, 1874, Amos (also known as Amus) Lund entered Company H of the 15th Minnesota Infantry on July 14, 1898 and served during the Spanish American War. He received an honorable discharge on March 27, 1899. Amos married Bertha Lund not long after leaving the service. Their marriage took place on November 11, 1899, and, some time afterward, they had a daughter, Amanda. It seems Amos moved around Minnesota a bit, claiming Leota, Luverne, and Adrian as home on different varieties of documentation. He and his wife also moved throughout North Dakota. On his World War I draft card, Lund registered as a farmer in Bottineau County, North Dakota and was there through 1925. By 1930, he was in the North Dakota State Hospital for the Insane in Stutsman County, North Dakota. By 1935, Lund had moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota, and in the 1940 census, Amos was marked as a resident of the Veterans Administration Mental Institution in St. Cloud. In that same census, he claimed a fourth grade education and confirmed that he and Bertha had divorced. It is unclear when Lund moved to Fort Meade, but it was there that he passed away on December 27, 1947. He was interred at Hot Springs National Cemetery, as Fort Meade was already closed to new interments.

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