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From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. He is believed to be the first Norwegian to serve in this American war. He was in the battle of Buena Vista. Post war: Died at Koshkonong, Wisconsin, in 1866. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)


WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Even Gjeraldsen Hørte” in 1821 in Landvik, Aust Agder, Norway, son of Gjerul Halvorsen Hørte and Maren Salvesdatter. He came to America on “Vikingen”, which sailed from Arendal, Aust-Agder on 6 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 25 Jul 1849. He came to Manitowoc Rapids Township, Manitowoc County. He was married on 14 Feb 1852 to Guri Stephensdatter Brækken (1827-?). Eight children. Civil War: Married. Age 40. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1861 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Appointed Corporal on 1 Jan 1862. In hospital 20 Jul 1862. Sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 21 Aug 1862. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, 29 Jul 1863 and 23 Aug 1863. Became unfit for service and was discharged from the service on 5 Nov 1863 because of disease. Died in Gjerpen, Manitowoc County, in 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p84) (Buslett p504) (Ager p278, photo) (Ulvestad p263) (Ager p307) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1600)


See LARSON, Lars

GJERDE, Andrew P.

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 13 Feb 1862. Musician. Corporal. Served with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Wounded and captured by the enemy during the Battle of New Hope Church, Tennessee, 27 May 1864. Died in the hands of the enemy on 18 Jan 1865 of his wounds. Reported to have died in Andersonville Prison, 22 Jan 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10,17; red book vol 20 p114) (Buslett p560) (Ulvestad p263) (Ager p309) ancestry.com) “Gjerdee, Andrew” “Gjerde, Arnfin Torbjornson”


WI 15th Inf Co H. Born 3 Oct 1840 in Norway. Came to America at age three from Bergen on the “Juno”. Civil War: Taken prisoner at New Hope church, 27 May 1864. Died in Andersonville prison, 18 Jun 1865. Sources: (Naeseth ’44-4).


Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Houston County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)


WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Houston, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 14 Jan 1862. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-17; red book vol 24) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 9 Jan 1863) “Gjermundsen, Ole”


From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Died in 1869. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GJERMO, Knut Larson

See LARSON, Knud


IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 20 Oct 1862. Mustered 25 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service 28 May 1865, Ft. Randall, Dakota Territory. Post war: Buried at Washington Prairie cemetery, Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Sources: (ISW-8) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Gjermonson, Charly”


US Navy. Residence: Seattle, Washington. Born 12 Sep 1919 in Bremanger, Norway, to Ole and Ellen Gjertsen. Came to America while a child. Earned a university degree in nursing. Second World War: Served at U.S.Navy Hospital in Seattle. Lieutenant. Post war: Surgical Nurse at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Died 28 May 2001. Sources: (Obituary, Seattle Times, 31 May 2001)


WI 8th Inf Co K. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Sep 1861 at Racine. Mustered 18 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Private. Was in battles of Fredericktown, Missouri, 21 Oct 1861; New Madrid, Missouri, and Mississippi River Island No. 10 during April 1862; Farmington 9 May 1862; Corinth 28 May 1862; skirmishes and battles at Iuka 12, 15 & 19 Sep 1862 and Corinth 3 & 4 Oct 1862; skirmish at Raymond, Mississippi; Mississippi Springs; battle of Jackson 14 May; assault on Vicksburg 22 May; Mechanicsville 4 Jun; Richmond, Louisiana, 14 Jun; Boughchyham Creek 16 & 17 Oct 1863. Re-enlisted as a veteran for three years on 24 Feb 1864 at Black River Bridge, Mississippi. Bounty $402. Mustered 9 Mar 1864 at Vicksburg. He was in the 15 battles and skirmishes of the Red River Expedition in March, April and May 1864. At Lake Chicot 6 Jun 1864. Home on Reenlistment furlough during March 1864. Was in battles of Hurricane Creek, Mississippi, 13 Aug 1864; Abbeyville 23 Aug 1864; on expedition through Arkansas and Missouri during September, October and November 1864; battle of Nashville, Tennessee, 15 & 16 Dec 1864; Fish River; Mobile Bay 22 & 23 March; Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay, 9 Apr 1865; and Mobile 12 Apr 1865. Mustered out 5 Sep 1865. Post war: Buried at Riverside cemetery, Stoughton, Wisconsin; stone reads “1831 – 1879”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-14) (red book vol 13 p 184) [The red book entry shows the name “Isaac Grestigen”. The Series 1200 muster roll shows “Isaac Gjertsen” and gives enlistment date as 31 Oct 1863.] (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Gjestson, Isaac” “Gjeston, Isaak”


IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Canoe Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted 20 May 1861. Mustered 8 Jun 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 17 Dec 1864. Re-mustered 26 Dec 1864. He was later in IA 3rd Inf Co C. Later in IA 2/3 Consolidated Co I. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-I p333,417,472) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865) “Gjerston, Gjittle” “Gjertson, Gjittle”