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IA 35th Inf Co D. Residence: Muscatine, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 29 Aug 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal 23 Jun 1865. Mustered out 10 Aug 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-V cd p90)


WI 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born “Anthon Johannesen Skofstad” at Lier, Drammen, Norway, a son of Johannes Evenson Skofstad and Bertha Olsdatter Kallerud, on 2 Jul 1839. Albert’s mother Bertha and Hans Heg’s mother, Sigrid, were sisters. Albert came to America with his parents and two brothers, Ole and Even, in 1840, sailing on “Emilie”out ofGothenburg, Sweden, arriving in New York on 12 Aug 1840. They came to Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Came to Waupun, Wisconsin, in 1859, to accept a position at the State Prison under Commissioner Hans Heg. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Apr 1861 at Waupun, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service to enable him to accept commission as First Lieutenant in WI 15th Inf Co D on 15 Jan 1862, effective from the day before. Promoted to Captain 30 Apr 1862, at Mississippi River Island No. 10 effective from 20 Apr. Assigned as inspector with the 3rd Brigade from 2 May 1863 to 22 Oct 1863. (An inspector’s duties included inspecting the arms, equipment, knapsack and dress of each soldier and officer.) Absent without leave on 21 Sep 1863. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863. Assigned as inspector in the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps on 20 Feb 1864. Resigned 2 Mar 1864. Resignation accepted by General Schofield. Post war: He moved to Iowa. Married to Cornelia. Children: Mayble, born circa 1861, James 1866, Ada 1869. Became Deputy Sheriff of Winneshiek County, Iowa, under Sheriff A. Arneson, 1866-1868; elected Sheriff in 1867. Appears to have vacated office on or about 18 Oct 1868. Died of pneumonia (typhoid?) in Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, on 14 Oct 1873. Buried the same day in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas, in section 2, lot 126, in a gravesite owned by his friend, Dr. Steven Himoe. His body later was moved to Section 7 grave 52, lot 194. Skofstad was a first cousin to Col. Hans Heg. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 9, p70; vol 20, p56) (Buslett p423) (Ulvestad p256) (DGA 1870 Iowa Census) (Ager p300) (Gjertveit) (Meeker) (KJR) (Grimsrud) (Naeseth \’40-15) (Norwegian-American Studies, publ. by NAHA, Northfield, Minnesota vol 32 p 196)

SKOFSTAD, Bernt Svendsen

From Lier prestegjeld, Drammen. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Douglas County, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p329)


WI 15th Inf Co D. Born 4 Jun 1837 in Drammen, Norway, son of Johannes Evensen Skofstad and Bertha Olsdatter Kallerud. He came to America with his parents and two brothers, Ole and Albert, on “Emilie”, which sailed from Gothenburg, Sweden, and arrived in New York on 12 Aug 1840. They came to Muskego, Racine County, Wisconsin. He was married to Mary (1842-1915). Four children. He helped his uncle publish “Nordlyset”, the first Norwegian language newspaper in the United States. Civil War: Even and Christen Hatlestad set up a “sutler shop” at the front in March 1863. Post war: Buried at Muskego, stone reads “4 Jun 1837 – 3 Nov 1909”. He was an older brother of Albert Skofstad. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Norwegian-American Studies, publ. by NAHA, Northfield, Minnesota vol 32 p197) (Naeseth ’40-14)


From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed (or died from other causes) at Atlanta, Georgia, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p329)

SKOG, Casper

From Ranen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Great Falls, Montana. Sources: (Ulvestad p329)

SKOG, Lars

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co M. Residence not shown. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 42. Enrolled 6 Feb 1865. Mustered 18 Feb 1865. Private. Appointed Artificer (a skilled and specialized mechanic). Discharged from the service with his regiment, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p623) (MCIW p639) (Ulvestad p329)

SKOGEN, Hans Kittelson

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: He went to Belgrade, Minnesota. Lived in Stearns County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p329) (Stearns County Biographies)

SKOGEN, Sveinung

From Lunde, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived at Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p329)


WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Married. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Jan 1865 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. In hospital at Tullahome, Tennessee, from 27 Jul 1865 through at least the end of the month. Post war: Lived at Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5,15; red book vol 52) (Ulvestad p329) “Skegstad, John G”


From Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Benton County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p329)

SKONHOVD, Peter Johannesen

WI. Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Survived the war. Sources: (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) “Braaten, Peter”

SKOR, Jacob

From Eggedal, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Ward County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p329) “Skaar, Jacob”


From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p329)

SKOU, Christian

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SKOU, Edwin C.

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