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FOSHEIM, Martin Andrew

US Army, 850th Engineers Battalion. Residence:Everett, Washington. Born 14 Dec 1905 in Norway to John and Anna Fosheim. Came to the US in Oct 1910 with his mother and brother, rejoining his father who had come three years earlier. Second World War: Served in England, France and Germany. Post war: Weyerhauser employe for 40 years. Died 25 Dec 2000. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Sources: (Obituary, Everett Herald, 28 Dec 2000)

FOSLAND, Ole

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Rock County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p282)

FOSS, Charles B.

WI 37th Inf Co H. Detachment of Drafted Men, detailed as a permanent party. Residence: East Oasis, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Has a wife, Zilpha, and three children. Civil War: Enrolled 17 Dec 1863. Private. Post war: While living in Almond, Portage County, Wisconsin, he was granted a pension of $3 a month because of a wound to his left axilla. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 258-8) (Quiner p838) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998.)

FOSS, Elling A.

Born in Aal, Hallingdal, Norway on 17 Dec 1816. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died 9 Oct 1912. Buried at Big Canoe, Winneshiek County, Iowa; stone reads “17 Dec 1816 – 9 Oct 1912” Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records”)

FOSS, Elmer Theodore

US Army. Born 20 Dec 1886 near Hancock, Minnesota, son of Norwegian immigrant Thomas Foss. No War: A career officer, serving 35 years in the army. Married to Madeleine Booth. Died 2 Jan 1968 at his home in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California. Sources: (casclara-l@rootsweb.com)

FOSS, Erik T.

From Næs in Aadalen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Moscow, Idaho. Sources: (Ulvestad p282)

FOSS, H. C.

Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin of Norse parents. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: He became postmaster in the Philippines. Sources: (Ulvestad p282)

FOSS, Lewis

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. From Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 15 Feb 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Post war: Lived in Pilot Mound, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p611) (MCIW p634) (Ulvestad p282)

FOSS, Melvin A.

MN 2nd Cav Co H. Civil War: Enlisted 15 Dec 1863. Private. Discharged 28 Apr 1886. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Lake Crystal, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

FOSS, Ole J.

TX 3rd Cav Co G. CSA. Born “Ole Johannesen Alfstads (?)” on 10 Aug 1843 at VestreToten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson, Texas. Private. Absent sick during Jul – Aug 1862 and Mar – Apr 1863. Taken prisoner on 15 Oct 1863 at Brownsville, Mississippi. Never exchanged. Post war: Died 27 Oct 1927 in Seattle, Washington. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Foss, Oley J”

FOSS, Sears B.

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enrolled 3 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the battery, 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p797) (MCIW p667)

FOSS, Syver K.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 44. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Oct 1861 in Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Green County. Mustered 11 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Sent to General Hospital near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on 20 Mar 1863. Later moved to hospital at Nashville, Tennessee. Discharged from the service for disability at Nashville, Tennessee, on 15 Jul 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p74) (TAR) (Buslett p476) (Ulvestad p282) (Ager p303)

FOSSE, Andrew Larson

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 26. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Cambridge, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 13 Feb 1862. Corporal. Killed in the Battle of Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Buried in the National Cemetery there; section C, grave 36. Named Brevet Captain on 4 Apr 1867 with rank from 31 Dec 1862 for courage and bravery displayed during the battle. “He fought with courage despite being seriously wounded in his right leg, and he maintained his position, fighting courageously until he fell down dead, his heart pierced through by a bullet.” Andrew, Ole and Stephen Fosse were brothers. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-10, 77-8; red book vol 20 p112) (Buslett p559; p560 photo) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p187 photo; p309) (Gjertveit) “Fosse, Anders” “Fosse, Andreas”

FOSSE, Ole Larson

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 10 Aug 1839 in Bergsdalen, Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Cambridge, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin on 13 Feb 1862. Private. Assigned as Company Wagonmaster. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863. Seriously wounded in both legs at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864, and sent to hospital. Mustered out with H Company 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga. Andrew, Ole and Stephen Fosse were brothers. Post war: He went to Kendall County, Illinois. Married on 26 Feb 1867 to Anna Askildson. Two children. Died 6 Jun 1881 in Lisbon Township, Kendall County, Illinois. Buried 9 Jun 1881 in West Lisbon Lutheran Churchyard. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p114) (Buslett p559) (Ulvestad p282) (Ager p309) (Quiner p629) (Gjertveit) (Hedberg) (Rootsweb “Veterans of the Civil War Burials in Kendall County”)

FOSSE, Stephen Larson

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Leeds, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 2 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 13 Feb 1862. Private. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Detached and assigned to Brigade Headquarters on 18 Aug 1864. Mustered out with H Company, 13 Feb 1865, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Andrew, Ole and Stephen Larson were brothers. Post war: He became a farmer at Koshkonong. Married a daughter of Anders Grimestad. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p114) (Buslett p559) (Ager p309) (Ulvestad p282) (Hedberg) “Fosse, Steffen”

FOSSEN, Peder

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Winona, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p282)

FOSSUM, Christian T.

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Rossville, Iowa. Born in Norway. From Torpen, Nordre Land, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 16 Aug 1862. Mustered 5 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: In 1885, Christian T Fossum was living in Lansing, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1160) (Ulvestad p282) (XSS Iowa p370)

FOSSUM, Lars Johnson

Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. From Bærum, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p282)

FOSSUM, Martin O.

MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 21 Feb 1862. Private. Transferred to the Invalid Corps, 1 Jul 1863. Discharged from the service for disability, 13 Oct 1863. Sources: (MINN p794) (Ulvestad p282) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p154)

FOSSUM, Ole

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed in the war. Where he lived before the war is not known. Sources: (Ulvestad p282)

FOSSUM, S.

From Selbu near Trondhjem, Norway. Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Post war: Lived at Flaxton, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p259)

FOSTAD, Hans

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Was with the division transport from Stevenson, Alabama, on 13 Oct 1863. Taken prisoner at Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Paroled and at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, 16 Jan 1865. Mustered out at Madison 13 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 30) (Buslett p381) (RWV p808) (Ager p295) (Ulvestad p282) “Fæstad, Hans” “Faestad, Hans”

FOSTAD, John H.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Died of disease in the hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, 25 Nov 1862. One muster out roll shows his death date as 23 Dec 1862. Buried in the cemetery at Nashville in section B, grave 314. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 77-8) (Buslett p382) (Ager p295) (Ulvestad p282) (RWV p808) "Fæstad, John" “Fastad, John”