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DAVIDSON, Andrew

WI 4th Lt Arty. Residence: St. Ansgar Township, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born “Anders Davidsen Nyre” on 2 Aug 1828 in Voss, Hordaland, Norway, to David Andersen Nyre and Sigrid Isaksdatter Nyre. Came to America at age 15 traveling with his parents and four siblings on the “Kong Sverre” out of Bergen to New York arriving 30 Jun 1845. They came to Boone County, Illinois; then to Mitchell County, Iowa. Civil War: Blacksmith and farmer. Enlisted 22 Sep 1861. Assigned as an Artificer. Mustered out 8 Oct 1864, his term having expired. Post war: Married 18 Jun 1869 to Marit Olson. Six children. Moved to Worth County, Iowa, in 1878. Died 2 Jul 1917 at Silver Lake, Worth County. Buried at Silver Lake Cemetery. His name is in pension files atAncestry.com; he filed 1902 in Iowa. Andrew’s younger brother, Ole, served in an Iowa Infantry regiment. Sources: (Walk) (Naeseth ’45-142)

DAVIDSON, David

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Dyre Dyreson” on 8 Oct 1831 in Voss, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Drafted, Sixth district of Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year on 23 Sep 1864 at Modena, Wisconsin. Mustered 28 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in a leg. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. Post war: Moved to Holt, Marshall County, Minnesota. Married to Elsie, who was granted a pension after her husband’s death. David died on 22 Mar 1903 in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, and is buried at Lyster Lutheran churchyard, Nelson, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p 126) (Ulvestad p276) (Letter, great granddaughter Doreen B. Rentz, St. Paul, Minnesota)

DAVIDSON, David L.

WI 47th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Fulton, Rock County. Born in Deerfield, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Madison and mustered there four days later. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 52)

DAVIDSON, Ole

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born 13 Jun 1842 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of David Andersen Nyre and Sigrid Isaksdatter Nyre. He, his parents and four siblings came from Voss, sailing on the “Kong Sverre”, out of Bergen, reaching New York on 30 Jun 1845. They went first to Boone County, Illinois and then to Mitchell County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 21 Jun 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Buried Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; section 2, grave 428. Ole’s elder brother Andrew Davidson served in a Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery. Sources: (ISW-III p1155) (Naeseth ’45-146) “Nyre, Ole Davidsen”

DAVIDSON, Peter

IL 96th Inf Co H. Residence: Warren, Jo Davies County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Age 21. Unmarried. Gray eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Warren. Mustered 4 Sep 1862 at Rockford, Illinois. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out on 30 May 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p74)

DAVIDSON, Thomas

WI 21st Inf Co B. Residence: Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Feb 1864 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustered 19 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Was in the campaign from Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Atlanta, Georgia. Was in the campaign from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, 1864. Promoted to Corporal 8 May 1865. Was in the campaign from Savannah to Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-13,16; red book vol 26)

DAVIDSON, Thomas J.

WI 22nd Inf Co D. Residence: Darien, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862 at Delavan, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease in Danville, Kentucky, 15 Feb 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) (Love p1094) “Davison, Thomas”

DAVIK, Albert

From Nordfjord, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Served in "South Dakota Volunteer Infantry". Sources: (Ulvestad p276)

DAVIK, Christ

From Nordfjord, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Served in "South Dakota Volunteer Infantry". Sources: (Ulvestad p276)

DAVIS, Jefferson Thom

WI 15th Inf Co A. Born in Davidson County, Tennessee. Negro. Civil War: Servant. Age 22. Black eyes, black hair, black complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Mar 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mustered 20 Apr 1863 at McDonalds Station, Tennessee. Private. Undercook. Transferred to Co H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864; later to WI 13th Inf Co K. Attached to WI 24th on 13 Feb 1865 and assigned to WI 13th Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p16, blue book vol 20 p12) (Buslett p349) (Meeker) “Davis, Thom. Jefferson”

DAVIS, Marquis L.

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Hubberton, Vermont. Civil War: Age 21. Musician. Dark eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Waterford. Mustered 17 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, on 1 Jan 1865. Temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry, then transferred to Company K of 13th Infantry on 18 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p 44) (Buslett p409)

DAVIS, Richard N.

US Coast Guard. Residence: San Francisco, California. Born in Norway. Came to America at age 16. Became a private pilot. Second World War: Served four years in the Coast Guard. Took part in four invasions in the South Pacific. Post war: Ran a general insurance business in Seattle, Washington. Married to Doris. Died of heart failure on 12 Apr 2001 in Seattle. Sources: (Obituary, Seattle Times)

DAVIS, Selah

WI 15th Inf. Residence: Waupun, Wisconsin. Civil War: Enlisted 25 Nov 1861. Appointed Sergeant Major on 1 Jan 1862. Promoted to Regimental Quartermaster on 6 Jun 1862. Sources: (Buslett p332) (Hedberg)