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WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Geneva Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Telemark, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: He lived in Bottineau County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p323) (FCHS)


Born 12 Jan 1828 at Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Ole Baardsen Kvåle and Gjertrud Olsdatter. Came to America on “Olav Kyrre”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 28 Jun 1848. He came to Dane County, Wisconsin, and moved by 1855 to Wilmington township, Houston County, Minnesota. He married in 1855 Sigrid Iversdatter Flugeim. Nine children. Civil War: Post war: He died 1877 and was buried in Spring Grove, Minnesota, Cemetery. Sources: (Naeseth ’48-75)


IL 1st Lt Arty Battery B. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born “Niles Theodore Quales” in Kinservik, Hardanger, Norway, in 1831. His parents were Torgils Johnsen Øvrequale and Guri Torgilsdatter Tjoflat. Came to America to Chicago in 1859. Civil War: Farrier. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Aug 1861. Artificer. Was first an artilleryman; then he became a hospital assistant. Discharged from the service 1 (?) Feb 1863. Supernumerary. Post war: He lived in Chicago, Illinois. Became a physician and a promoter of charitable institutions in Chicago. He was connected with what is believed to be the first retirement home for aged and indigent men and women. Dr. Quales died in 1914. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p19) (Ulvestad p323) (Norlie, Olaf Morgan “History of the Norwegian People in America”, publ 1925, p133) (VGC Scandinaven 27 May 1914) “Kvale, Nils” “Quales, Niles”


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MN 11th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 36. Enrolled 29 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 26 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p529) (MCIW)

QUAM, Knud

MN 10th Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

QUAM, Ole Oleson

WI Lt Arty 11th Battery. Residence: Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark (or Germany). Civil War: Shoemaker. Unmarried. Age 25. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 28 Feb 1862. Private. Was in the U. S. General hospital at Cumberland, Maryland, on 28 Sep 1863. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 29 Feb 1864 at Camp Jessie, New Creek, West Virginia. Re-mustered there the same day. Bounty $400. In April 1864, he was on a 30-day re-enlistment furlough. On 23 Feb 1865, he received a 20-day furlough, by order of Major General Crook. Mustered out 10 Jul 1865 at Chicago, Illinois. [An Adjutant General Office discharge record of 8 Jul 1886 shows this soldier to have been discharged on 10 Jul 1865 from Company L of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery.] Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 242-2,4,8,10; red book vol 5)


From Vang, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

QUAM, Peter

MN 1st Inf. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

QUAM, Peter

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 3 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Died at Devall's Bluff, 13 Nov 1864. Sources: (MINN p138) (MCIW p185)


From Valestrand, Bergens Diocese. Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Taylor, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

QUAMMEN, Anders Jensen

From Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Hegg, Wisconsin, in 1887. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)


MN 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Galesville, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 21. Enrolled and mustered 20 Jun 1898 at Winona, Minnesota. Private. Sick 25 Aug to 29 Aug 1898. In hospital 30 Aug to 7 Sep 1898. Sent to St. Paul, furloughed 30 days from 8 Sep 1898. On furlough with company 7 Oct to 21 Oct 1898. Mustered out 5 Nov 1898 at New Ulm, Minnesota. Sources: (MSAW p153)