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BERAM, Andrew

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co A. Residence: Ridgeway, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 20 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 10 Dec 1864. Discharged from the service with his company on 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p570)

BERDAL, Halvor

Residence: Northwood, North Dakota. From Telemark, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERDAL, Hans Johnson

Born “Hans Jørgensen Ulvestad” on 4 Oct 1821 at Lærdalsfjøren, Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Jørgen Jørgensen Ulvestad and Ingeborg Aslaksdatter. Married on 3 Apr 1848 to Synneve Olsdatter Dræge. Came to America with his wife and baby son Sjur on “Dorothea”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 5 Jul 1848. They came to Spring Valley Township, Rock County, Wisconsin, and moved about 1858 to Medelia Township, Brown County, Minnesota. Indian War: Private. Post war: Moved by 1880 to Long Lake Township, Watonwan County, Minnesota. Died 13 Jul 1906 in Odin, Watonwan County, and buried in Kansas Lake Cemetery. Son was in the Civil War. Sources: (Ulvestad p271) (Naeseth ’48-408) “Berdell, Hans”

BERDAL, Sjur Hanson

MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Medalia, Brown County, Minneswota. Born “Sjur Hansen Ulvestad” on 4 Oct 1847 at Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Hans Jørgensen Ulvestad and Synneve Olsdatter Dræge. Came to America with his parents on “Dorothea”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 5 Jul 1848. They came to Spring Valley Township, Rock County, Wisconsin, and moved about 1858 to Medelia Township, Brown County, Minnesota. Civil War: Post war: He died in April 1871. Sources: (Naeseth ’48-410)

BERENTSEN, Harald

Civil War: Private. Bugler. Post war: Lived in Webster, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Anders

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 27. Enlisted for three years on 15 Dec 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in a hospital at Mound City, Illinois, 18 Mar 1862. Disappeared from hospital 31 Mar 1862 and was listed as deserter, but he was said to have rejoined his company at Mississippi River Island No. 10, was then sick and was discharged from the service from there on 11 Jun 1862. Later he joined the IA Ninth Cavalry Co F, giving his residence as Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 29. Enlisted 11 Nov 1863. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 3 Feb 1866 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Post war: He was said to be living in Iowa in 1894. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p86) (Buslett p499) (Ulvestad p271) (Ager p306) (ISW-IV cd p24)

BERG, Andrew

Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Arne

WI Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Born in Gausdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died in hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (Ulvestad p271) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI)

BERG, Axel

US Army 136th Inf Co B. Born 1 Feb 1887 at Krenlijenn, Norway, son of Andrew Berg and Sesken. First World War: Age 29. Entered service on 6 Oct 1917 at Elk Point, South Dakota. Private. Later, he served in the 342nd Machine Gun Battalion of the 89th Division. Discharged 11 Dec 1917. Post war: Died 10 May 1919 of tuberculosis at Beresford, South Dakota and buried there in Roseni Cemetery, block 2, lot 1, grave 1. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County)

BERG, Benjamin

WI 33rd Inf Co G. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’7”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Boscobel, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-9)

BERG, Christian

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born 1834 in Ashim, Eggedal, Norway. Came to America in 1859. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Jul 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Died of fever on 14 Mar 1863 at Stafford Court House, Pennsylvania. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p72) (Rosie Goettelman, Decorah, Iowa.)

BERG, Frederick C.

WI 28th Inf Co A. Residence: Delafield, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Unmarried. Age 25. Gray eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Aug 1862 at Delafield, Wisconsin. On one muster roll he is shown to have enlisted on 21 Aug at Waukesha, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-3, 14; red book vol 33)

BERG, Fredrick R.

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 44. Married. Enrolled 19 Nov 1861 at Milwaukee. Commissioned Captain on 22 Nov 1861, effective from the 19th. Mustered 1 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Resigned and honorably discharged from the service on 12 Jun 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p42) (Lonn p160) (Buslett p402) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p297)

BERG, Gunder

US Army Air Service, 12th Machine Gun Co. Born 22 Dec 1891 in Norway. First World War: Age 25. Entered service on 14 Dec 1917 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Cook. Discharged 11 Jul 1919. Served in France from 9 Jul 1918 to 26 Jun 1919. Discharged 11 Jul 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Post war: Died of monoxide gas poisoning on 20 Feb 1941 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, age 49. Buried in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls, lot 37, block G, grave 7. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)

BERG, Gustavus H.

WI 44th Inf Co G. Residence: Barre, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Jan 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out with this company on 28 Aug 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS red book vol 49; blue book)

BERG, Halvor S.

Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born 16 Mar 1843 in Norway. Came to America at age 10 with his parents. Civil War: Enlisted at outbreak of war and served until it ended. Post war: Moved to Yellow Medicine County in 1872. Farmer. Near Granite Falls. Elected to the Minnesota Legislature. Married in 1872 to Torborg Rollefson. Children. Sources: ("History of the Scandinavians in the United States", by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p336)

BERG, Henry

MN 1st Field Artillery Co H. Civil War: Enlisted 18 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged 27 Sep 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

BERG, Herman

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 10 Jan 1862. Private. Sick in Springfield, Kentucky, 7 Oct 1862. In hospital at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Taken prisoner near Bardstown, Kentucky, where he had been left behind because of his illness. Paroled to General Lew Wallace, at a camp in Ohio, 1863. Served on military police duty in Columbus, Ohio, on the 1st, 4th and 11th of April 1863. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 15 Jan 1864. Discharged. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 44) (Buslett p407) (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Ingvald A.

Residence: Grand Forks, North Dakota. Spanish-American War: Captain. Sources: (Ulvestad p253)

BERG, Johan

From Biri, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Norman County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Johannes Johnson

Residence: Vernon County, Wisconsin. From Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, John

From Ringebu, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Post war: Living at Lake Preston, South Dakota, in 1907. Sources: (Ulvestad p262) “Berg, Jon Arneson”

BERG, John A.

WI 43rd Inf Co H. Residence: Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 19. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Erick Halverson. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-9,13; red book vol 48; blue book 49)

BERG, Joseph J.

IL 19th Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Occupation not shown. Brown eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jun 1861 at Chicago and mustered there on 17 Jun 1861. Private. Deserted 1 Jun 1863 at Fayetteville, Tennessee. Sources: (AILSA reel two p 39)

BERG, Knut

Residence: Benton County, Minnesota. From Valders, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Died in 1899. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Lars N.

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 22 Oct 1861 at Deerfield and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Corporal. Died of disease in a hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 22 May 1863. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-10, 77-3; red book vol 20, p112) (Love p1082) (Buslett p553) (Ulvestad p262) (Ager p309)

BERG, Lewis C.

WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Delafield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born “Ludvig Christian Emil Berg” on 23 Aug 1838, at Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway, son of Peter Berg, a Kongsberg merchant, and Karen Sophie Stave. He came to America with his widowed mother and three siblings on “Lyna”, which sailed from Drammen, Buskerud, on 8 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 14 Aug 1849. They came to Delafield Township, Waukesha County. Civil War: Musician. Unmarried. Age 24. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Delafield. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. On 14 Oct 1864, he was transferred to the Regimental Band as a prime musician. Post war: He was married at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on 29 Oct 1865, to Ellen Lowth. Two children. He moved to Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, where he became a moulder, and later an ornamenter and painter for a firm called Lowth & Howe. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14; red book vol 33) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2556)

BERG, Mikkel

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Perry, Daleyville, Wisconsin; stone reads “1830 – 1914”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

BERG, Olai

Residence: Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Spanish-American War: Private. Wounded and died during disability furlough at Thief River Falls. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Ole Iversen

Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. From Nordland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Killed 1865 (or died of blood poisoning) Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Ole Jacobsen

Residence: Clinton, Minnesota. Born in 1831 at Ovre Berg., Norway. Came to the US in 1856. Civil War: He became a lieutenant. Post war: He died in 1879. Sources: ("Brevet Hjem", by Per Jevne, Publ. 1975 by Adresseavisen, Trondheim, Norway. p73)

BERG, Ole O.

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Grafton, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Ole Pedersen

From Bynesset Prestegjeld, Frondhjem, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Dresser Junction, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Ole T.

MN 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 2 Oct 1862. Served in both Indian and Civil wars. Corporal. Discharged from the service for disability 7 Jun 1865. Post war: Living in Zumbrota, Minnesota, in 1907. Sources: (MINN p347) (MCIW p380) (Ulvestad p262)

BERG, Peter

IA 9th Inf Co K. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 16 Nov 1861. Mustered 16 Nov 1864. Private. No record after 13 Feb 1865 Sources: (ISW-II p31)

BERG, Richard

WI 28th Inf Co F. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 30. Laborer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged 19 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33)

BERG, Sigurd

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Maynard, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERG, Ulrik K.

MN 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Holden, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Aurdal, Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Died 1 Oct 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p471) (Ulvestad p271)

BERGA, Gilbert O.

See OLSON, Gilbert

BERGAN, Klaus

From Torrisdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Waupaca, Wisconsin. (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGAN, Knut

From Torrisdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Northland, Wisconsin. Buried at New Hope, Iola, Wisconsin; stone reads “12 Jul 1829 – 22 Nov 1912”. Sources: (Ulvestad p271) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Bergen, Knut”

BERGAN, Ole Olsen

See OLSEN, Ole

BERGBAKER, Ole Oleson

WI 45th Inf Co H. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, healthy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Oct 1864 at Eaton, Wisconsin. Mustered 19 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 50)

BERGE, Amund

See PETERSON, Amund

BERGE, Andrew O.

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: Eaton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Laborer. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’3¾”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at Eaton and mustered 3 Jan 1862 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service due to wounds received in the battle of Corinth, Mississippi, on 3 Oct 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p132)

BERGE, B. O.

Spanish-American War: Post war: Lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGE, Frederick

WI 32nd Inf Co F. Residence: Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Sturgeon Bay. Mustered 25 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. “Present with the reg’t in all its campaigns.” Detached as guard at Regimental Headquarters during November 1864. Sources: (WHS red book vol 37)

BERGE, Gullick

WI 18th Inf Co E. Born 1 Apr 1832 at Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died 6 Feb 1890 at Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Buried at Decorah Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (DGA) (Ulvestad p271) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Berge, Gullek I.”

BERGE, Halvor

From Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived near Beldenville, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGE, Iver O.

See OLSON, Iver Berg

BERGE, Nels W.

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 29. Hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7¾”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company on 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Washington, DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p150)

BERGE, Ole

See PETERSON, Ole. WI 30th Inf Co F.

BERGE, Ole Olsen

See OLSON, Ole

BERGE, Peter

WI 28th Inf Co C. Born in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Wagonmaker. Age 25. Black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’3¼”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Enlistment credited to Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged at Clarksville, Texas, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-13; red book vol 33) “Berg, Peter”

BERGE, Sivert

Spanish-American War: Private. Cavalryman. Post war: Lived at Bradish, Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGEN, John

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Forest Hill, Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

BERGEN, Knut

See BERGAN, Knut

BERGER, Thomas N.

NY 1st Inf Co I. Residence: Brooklyn, New York. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Rygg p47)

BERGERNDAHL, Frederick

US 4th Cav Band. Born in Sweden. Indian War: Private. Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in a long chase after Indians on 8 Dec 1874 at Staked Plains, Texas. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 271, 1011)

BERGERSON, Ebert

Born 19 Nov 1846 at Vaaler, Solor, Norway. Came to America at age 8. Civil War: Age 17. Post war: Married in 1873 to Thea Taralson [26 Jul 1849-]. Sources: Rootsweb.com. Cindy Anderson ldcra@gateway.net)

BERGERSON, Lars W.

IA 35th Inf Co I. Residence: Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862. Mustered 5 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the Infantry 28 Dec 1862, Columbus, Kentucky, and mustered into Henshaw's Battery, Illinois Light Artillery. Sources: (ISW-V p533)

BERGERSON, Loren

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Enlisted 12 Nov 1862. Mustered 12 Nov 1862. Private. Mustered out 12 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-IV p1136)

BERGERSON, Nils

MN Inf. Born in Voss, Norway, at Tillunggaard in 1833. Civil War: Post war: He went to Dalton, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Died of heart failure on 6 May 1909 at Dalton, survived by his widow and eight children. Sources: (obituary, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Daily Journal, 11 May 1909, p2) (obit., Wheelock’s Weekly, Fergus Falls, 13 May 1909, p5) (e-mail from “Jo” cjorvik@eot.com) Rootsweb.com. Jinger Mandt, Deerfield WI jingermandt4@aol.com) “Bergersen, Nils”

BERGERSON, William

See BURGESON

BERGERUD, Stengrim H.

See HANSON, Stangrin

BERGESEN, E.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGESEN, John

MN Hv Arty. Residence: Minnesota. Born in Norway. Came to America at age four. Civil War: Enlisted younger than 18. Private. Wounded. Sources: (Ulvestad p271) (Curtis Leidal, Northwood, Iowa lcl@rconnect.com)

BERGESEN, Lars

From Stavangerkanten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Benton County, Iowa. Died in 1896. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGESEN, Niels

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived Cass County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGESEN, Ole

From Grans Herred, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Story City, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGESEN, Rick

Residence: Luverne, Minnesota. Spanish-American War: Private. Wounded in the Battle of Sam Poloe, The Philippines. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGESEN, Sigurd

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Maynard, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGESON, Lars U.

IL Lt Arty Henshaw’s Battery. Residence: Freedom, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Oct 1862 at Ottawa, Illinois. Mustered there on 3 Dec 1862. Private. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p30)

BERGESON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Enlisted for three years on 18 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Seriously wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, 30 Dec 1862, and was sent to Nashville, Tennessee, and later to Chicago, Illinois. Discharged from the service for sickness at St. Louis, Missouri, 3 Jun 1864 [Or at Mound City, Illinois, 26 Jun 1864]. Post war: In 1886, he was living in Roland, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20, p44*) (Buslett p407) (Ulvestad p271) (Ager p297) (XSS Iowa p705)

BERGESON, Soren

Born 15 Nov 1823 at Strom in Odalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Twin Valley, Minnesota, 10 Sep 1900. Sources: (Ulvestad p271) “Bergersen, Soren”

BERGETANGEN, Helge O.

See OLSON, Helge

BERGH, John J.

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Bloomingdal, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born 1842 in Oiers Prestegjeld, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Came to America in 1853 to Coon Prairie, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin, and mustered at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 14 Sep 1862. Private. “This man, a Norwegian by birth, has proven himself a good and true soldier. Has never been absent but once and then sick for five months after our miserable existence on the Yazoo River. He has been in all the battles and marches of the regiment and has never been known to falter or flinch in any occasion whatever.”; a citation in the soldier’s record. Post war: In 1880, he moved to the Red River Valley near Hillsboro. In 1892, he moved to Hendrum, Minnesota. He died in 1904 of diabetes. Sources: (WHS red book vol 30) (Ulvestad p271) (Rootsweb, Norwegian Obituaries) “Berg, John J”

BERGH, Peter

MN 1st Inf. Civil War: Private. Was a prisoner of war in Andersonville for 8 months. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGMAN, Johannes

See BERGUM, Johannes

BERGMAN, T. M.

Residence: Calumet, Michigan. From Alton, Finmarkens County, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Sick during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGMANN, Andrew

MN 2nd Battery Light Artillery. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born on 20 Sep 1821 at Stavonex, Sweden. Civil War: Married. Age 41. Blue eyes, blond hair, 5’4½”. Shoemaker. Enlisted Feb 1862. Discharged for disability at Keokuk, Iowa, on 3 Oct 1862, because of chronic diarrhea and heart disease. Post war: Died 22 Aug 1872. Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, section A, lot 186. Sources: (Newsletter “Action Front”, publication of the Second Minnesota Battery Ass’n, Circular No. 90, Jun 2002. Copy in Anoka Historical Society Library, Anoka Minnesota)

BERGO, Ole T.

IA 32nd Inf Co B. Residence: Worth County, Iowa. Born 18 Oct 1835 in Næs, Hallingdal, Norway. To US 1846 to Green County, Wisconsin. Came to Iowa. Civil War: Enlisted 25 Dec 1863. Private. Was in battles at Red River, Nashville and Fort Blakely, Alabama. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama. Post war: Married in 1868 to Ragnhild ?. Died 15 Sep 1895 in Bristol Township, Worth County, Iowa. Sources: (Walk) (Ulvestad p271)

BERGOSEN, Neils

MN 10th Inf Co F. Residence: Otisco, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment on 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p479) (MCIW p480) (Ulvestad p271) (ULV p271) "Nils Bergesen".

BERGREN, William

IA 47th Inf Co I. Residence: Oskaloosa, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 10 May 1864. Mustered 4 Jun 1864. Private. Mustered out 28 Sep 1864 at Davenport, Iowa, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ISW-V cd p15)

BERGSHAUGEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Died in Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGSLI, Lars R.

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died at Mississippi River Island No. 10 during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERGSTROM, Swan

IL 19th Inf Co H. Residence: Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 24. Painter. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1861 at Moline, Illinois. Mustered 17 Jun 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Discharged 9 Jul 1864 at Chicago. Bounty of $100 paid. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 30)

BERGUM, Johannes

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 31. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for three years on 27 Nov 1861 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Nashville 26 Dec 1862. Left behind with the baggage train. Returned to duty 25 Dec 1862. Sick again in Nashville, Tennessee, the day after. Discharged from the service for sickness on 21 Apr 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20, p86) (Buslett p499) (Ager p306) (Ulvestad p271) “Bergman, Johannes”

BERGVAM, Lars K.

IA 6th Cav Co D. Civil War: Rejected 31 Jan 1863 by mustering officer. Sources: (ISW-IV cd)

BERHOW, Oliver

IA 44th Inf Co H. Residence: Boone County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for 100 days, 12 May 1864. Mustered 1 Jun 1864. Private. Mustered out 15 Sep 1864, Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-V p1215)

BERK, Gilman

WI 1st Inf Co G. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Drafted at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on 16 Nov 1863 and mustered there the same day. Private. Died of wounds “in the field” in June 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 2; red book vol 7) (WLCW p3) (Love p1057) “Burk, Gilman”

BERKES, Andrew J.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Civil War: Enlisted 8 Feb 1862. Discharged 8 Feb 1866. Post war: Lived at Brandon, Douglas County, Minnesota. Sources: (DCHS card file)

BERNHOLDT, Hans

IA 11th Inf Co I. Residence: Muscatine, Iowa. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 30. Enlisted 16 Sep 1861. Mustered 19 Oct 1861. Private. Wounded in his left leg on 6 Apr 1862 in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee. Discharged 14 Jun 1862 at Keokuk, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-II cd p23)

BERNTSON, Soren

Residence: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. From Grimstad, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Was a Marine soldier. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BEROEN, Henry

See HENRYSON, Henry

BERSTAD, Peder

From Dalerne, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Austin, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERSVENDSEN, Peder

See BELLSON, Peder.

BERTELSON, Fredrik

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Civil War: Age 30. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Dec 1861 at Chicago. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 18 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in hospital at Lebanon, Kentucky, since 27 Oct 1862. Died of disease in a hospital at Louisville, Kentucky, 9 Nov 1862. Buried Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville; section 13, row 3, grave 8. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-3, 77-8; red book vol 20 p14, blue book vol 20 p12) (Love p1082) (Buslett p346) (Ulvestad p271)

BERTRAMSEN, Bert

Spanish-American War: Private. Artificer (a skilled and specialized mechanic) in the war. Post war: Lived in Freeborn County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BERTRAMSEN, Martin

Residence: Albert Lea, Minnesota. Spanish-American War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)