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MELAAS, Gulbrand O.

WI 34th Inf Co H. From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Dead (before 1907) Buried at East Madison Cemetery, Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa; stone reads “30 Mar 1838 – 14 Mar 1872”. Sources: (Ulvestad p309) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Grandson Carleton Haugen, Decorah, Iowa, who says “Alice Hovden has photo of this soldier”.) “Melaas, Gulbrand Olson” [There is a Gulbrand Olson Unassigned in the Wisconsin alphabetical listings.]

MELBY, Anton G.

IA 12th Inf Co G. Civil War: Post war: Lived in Trondhjem Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Sources: (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Weekly Journal, 23 Apr 1880)

MELBY, Christopher H.

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Scandinavia, Wisconsin; stone reads “29 Sep 1831 – 19 Sep 1888”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

MELBY, Gustav Olsen

See OLSON, Gustav E.

MELBY, Knut Olsen

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Born 3 Apr 1840 in Norway. From Kongsberg, Norway. Came to America in 1862. Civil War: Enlisted within three weeks of reaching this country. Private. On 5 Mar 1862, he was wounded in battle near Franklin, Tennessee, and taken prisoner at Thompson’s Station near sthe battlefield. Escaped two days later. On 25 Mar 1862, he was again taken prisoner. Six months later, he was exchanged. Post war: Lived briefly at Sharon, Wisconsin. Married. Moved to Ashby, Grant County, Minnesota. Died there 7 Feb 1913. Buried in Pelican Lake Cemetery. Sources: (Ulvestad p309) (Obituary, The Ashby, Minnesota, 14 Feb 1913) “Melby, K. N. O.”


From Sogn, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p309)


WI 15th Inf. Residence: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Civil War: Officer. Assistant Surgeon. Commissioned on 10 Aug 1863, and died October 1863. Sources: (Buslett p330) (Ulvestad p252)

MELHUS, Ingebrigt

US Navy. Residence: Everett, Washington. Born 1907 in Steinsdalen, Norway, to Svein and Lena Melhus. Came to America at age 22 and worked in a lumber mill. Second World War: Drafted. Served in the US Navy for three years on a troop carrier. Post war: Worked for Weyerhauser Lumber. In 1947, he married Mary. Funeral 4 Aug 2001. Sources: (Obituary, Everett Herald, 2 Aug 2001) “Melhus, Bert”


From Orendalen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Seattle, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p309)

MELLAAS, Gilbert O.

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal 9 Oct 1864. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p462,897)


See MEILAM, Peter


IL 12th Cav Co M. Civil War: Post war: Buried at East Wiota, Woodford, Wisconsin; stone reads “1841 – 1928”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)