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ONSON, Christian

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 6 May 1861 at Boscobel. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Taken prisoner at Front Royal, Virginia, 24 May 1862. Exchanged 14 Sep 1862. Died of disease 12 Oct 1862 at Alexandria, Virginia. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p120)

ONSON, Samuel Christian

WI 21st Inf Co B. Residence: Winneconne, Wisconsin. Samuel Onson was born 14 Jan 1840 on Tveden farm in Birkenes Parish near Kristiansand, Norway. He was baptized Samuel Christian Aanonsen, son of Aanon Tonnessen Tveden and Berthe Gundersdatter Vestre Flaa. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 22. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 5 Sep 1862. Private. Was in the battle of Chaplain Hills 8 Oct 1862. Captured 2 Jan 1863 at Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Escaped to his own lines. Wounded in the Battle of Resaca, Georgia, 14 May 1864. Mustered out 8 Jun 1865. Post war: Onson married Regina Anderson, daughter of Anders Torstensen and Anne-Marie Hansdatter, at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Regina had been born 18 Jun 1845 in Hellefos, Hokksund, Norway. They farmed at Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wisconsin; later they moved to Lessor Township, Shawano County, Wisconsin. Samuel died 9 May 1903 at Galesburg, Wisconsin. Regina died 12 Jun 1934 at Seymour, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-14; red book vol 26) (“Grandpa Went to War” by Ludwig E. Olson, Publ. privately; photo, in Vesterheim Library) (Ulvestad p320)


Born 1836 in Biri, Norway. Came to America in 1854. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p320) (Oudenstad p146)


WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Portland, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Born 26 Dec 1835, at Snertingdal, Biri, Norway, son of Ole and Marie Onsrud. Came to America in 1857, to Westby, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Married Andrine Amundson on 4 Feb 1862. Farmed near Ettrick, Wisconsin. Five children. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Drafted as Ole Oleson. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 20 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 27 Nov 1864. Took part in the battles of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 6-7 Feb 1865; Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865; and Five Forks, Virginia, 1-2 Apr 1865. Wounded. He was at the surrender of General Lee’s army 9 Apr 1865. Discharged from the service as Ole O. Onshrud on 8 Jun 1865. Post war: He lived at Frenchville, Wisconsin. Ole Onsrud had two brothers, Jens and Lars; Jens served in the Civil War: Ole Onsrud died 3 Jan 1910. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p46) (History of Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, publ 1917.) (Ulvestad p320) (Oudenstad p140 photo) (Granddaughter Myrtle Onsrud memoirs, supplied by Tom Fjelde, Bloomington, Minnesota) (Larsen) “Onshrud, Ole Olsen” “Onser, Ole”

ONSTAD, Christian A.


ONSTAD, George

WI 3rd Cav Co G. Residence: Second Congressional District, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 35. Enlisted for three years on 28 Nov 1863 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Dunn, Dane County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 215-15)


Residence: Dunn County, Wisconsin. Spanish-American War: Captain. Sources: (Ulvestad p256)