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Residence: Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 28 Feb 1836 in Norway, son of Sju Sjursen Vangsnæs and Inger Persdatter Mundal. Came to America at age 8 with his parents and siblings, traveling on board the “Albion”, from Bergen, Norway, reaching New York 9 Jul 1844. Civil War: There was a story in Norway that “John may have died in the Civil War.” Sources: (Naeseth ’44-464) “Vangsnæs, John Sjursen”


From Bergenskanten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Hills, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p328)


WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14)


Born 7 Jan 1844 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of Sjur Johannesen Bergstad and Anne Johnsdatter Horveid. Came to America with his parents and six siblings on “Albion”, which sailed from Bergen and arrived in New York on 30 Jun 1847. Civil War: Post war: Moved to Emmet County, Iowa; then to Pleasant Valley, North Dakota. Married to Anna Johnsdatter. Child: Ole. Sources: (Naeseth ’47-56)


MN 2nd Cav Co C. Residence: Adams, Mower County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 16 Nov 1863. Mustered 28 Dec 1863. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 17 Nov 1865. Sources: (MINN p720) (MCIW p557) (Ulvestad p328)


WI 49th Inf Co H. Residence: Dane, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-10,26)