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SORBU, Ole

WI 15th Inf. From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SOREM, Ole T.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Grundy County, Illinois. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SOREN, Erik

Residence: Watonwan County, Minnesota. From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Was a bugler with an Artillery Unit. Killed in the battle of Olustee Flat in 1863. Sources: (Ulvestad p333) [There was a battle at Olustee, Florida, on 20 Feb 1864.]

SOREN, Ole S.

MN 6th Inf Co I. Residence: South Bend, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Oct 1862. Private. A musician. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Post war: Lived at Salem, Utah. Sources: (MINN p312) (MCIW p344) (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Aslak

From Næs Jernværk, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Iola, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Charles

See SAMPSON, Carl

SORENSEN, Christopher

See SAMPSON, Christopher

SORENSEN, Einer V.

US Army, 109th Inf Co A. Born 16 Nov 1894 in Fredensbarn, Denmark. First World War: Age 23. Entered the army on 25 May 1918 in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. Private. Overseas on 7 Aug 1918. Fought in the battle of Argonne Forest. Was killed in action in France on 27 Sep 1918. He is buried in the Oldham, South Dakota, Cemetery, block 23, lot 4, grave 1. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Kingsbury County)

SORENSEN, Engebret

Residence: New Richland, Minnesota. From Sandsvaer, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p261)

SORENSEN, Harald

Residence: Fargo, North Dakota. Spanish-American War: Lieutenant. Sources: (Ulvestad p258)

SORENSEN, Ingebrigt

From Ringerike, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Elk Mound, Wisconsin, at the end of his 60th year. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Jens

From Sogndal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Emmons, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, John

Residence: Sparta, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Birds Point, Missouri, in 1862. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Knut

From Sætersdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Bygland, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Ole

Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. From Kristiania (Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed in the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Ole

From Heggebostad, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Post war: Lived in Inwood, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Ole

From Lyngdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSEN, Tollef

From Bruflat, Sondre Aurdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORENSON, Adolph

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 31. Merchant. Married. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Mustered as Second Lieutenant of D Company on 9 Jan 1865. Promoted to Captain on 11 Feb 1865 and assigned on 13 Feb 1865 to command D Company. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52)

SORENSON, Aslak

WI 44th Inf Co C. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Shields, Dodge County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Oct 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered on 10 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Mustered out with this company on 28 Aug 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-15; red book vol 49; blue book)

SORENSON, Carl

See SAMPSON, Carl

SORENSON, Charles

WI 23rd Inf Co C. Residence: Portage City, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 25. Enlisted for three years on 9 Aug 1862 at Portage City. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 6 May 1864 from Harvey hospital in Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28)

SORENSON, Engebert

WI 36th Inf Co K. Residence: Spring Brook, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born 7 May 1830 at Hverveneiet farm in Norderhov in Ringerike, Norway. Left Norway for America 6 Apr 1854. Came to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Married Anna Larson of Hesselbergeiet on 2 Sep 1856 at Waupun, Wisconsin. Moved to Elk Mound, Dunn County, in 1859. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 29 Feb 1864 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mustered 23 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, of which $60 paid. Private. “An excellent soldier. When present ever done his duty willingly and promptly. Was in the spring campaign until North Carolina. At surrender of Gen’l Lee. Was in many engagements last season.” Discharged from the service 12 Jul 1865 at Jefferson, Indiana. Post war: An accident at his home near Elk Mound cost him his life. He was loading logs onto a wagon sled. His horses started ahead, causing the loaded sled to run over him crushing his legs. He contracted pneumonia and died on 26 Mar 1871. Buried at Barum Lutheran Church, Dunn County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 162-12; red book vol 41) (Letter, Evelyn Kringsvold, Eau Claire, Wisconsin) (Great-great-grandson Andreas Jordahl Rhude, Minneapolis, Minnesota) “Sorenson, Egbert” “Sorenson, Engebreth” “Sorenson, Ingebreth” “Sorenson, Ingebrit”

SORENSON, Hans Christian

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born “1826 at Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway, son of Søren Christiansen Aashammer and Ingeborg Pedersdatter. He came to America on “Valhalla”, which sailed from Skien, Telemark, 2 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 11 Aug 1849. He came to the Pine Lake settllement, Wisconsin. By 1855, he was in Wausau, Wisconsin, and in 1861 he moved to Whitewater. He was married in Wausau; his wife died within a year. Civil War: Age 34. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 25 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 2 Dec 1861. Private. Sick on Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Given leave on 12 June to go to Pine Lake, Wisconsin. Over-stayed his leave. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863 and sent to hospital. Transferred to Madison, Wisconsin, to Harvey Hospital and because of his wounds, he was discharged from the service there on 28 (or 31) Dec 1864. He is entered on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. Post war: He was married in Elk Mound, Wisconsin, 22 Nov 1868. Granted a pension of $4 a month because of the wound to his right arm. Hans died in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1894. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-2; red book vol 20 p50) (Buslett p429) (Ager p299) (Grimsrud) (Ulvestad p333) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2285) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Wisconsin”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

SORENSON, Howard

WI 8th Inf Co C. Residence: Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 35. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1861 at Eau Claire, and mustered 9 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died 2 Sep 1863 at Bear Creek, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p56)

SORENSON, Ingbert

MN 4th Inf Co E. Residence: Ottawa, LeSueur County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 1 Oct 1861. Mustered 27 Nov 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p197) (MCIW p231)

SORENSON, John

IL 42nd Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 17. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Apr 1865 at Chicago. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 16 Dec 1865 at Point (unreadable), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p102)

SORENSON, John

WI 21st Inf Co G. Residence: Marshall (?), Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 39. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Drafted. Enrolled for three years and mustered on 2 Nov 1863 at Marshall (?). Private. Transferred to WI 3rd Inf Sources: (WHS red book vol 26)

SORENSON, John

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Sparta, Wisconsin. Civil War: Enlisted 18 Nov 1861 at Sparta and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 2 Dec 1861. Private. Died of disease at Bird's Point, Missouri, 7 Apr 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p134) (Buslett p608) (Ager p316)

SORENSON, Jonas

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Wisconsin. Civil War: Sources: (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 2 Jan 1863)

SORENSON, Knud

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Madison, Dane County. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 25 Aug 1864 at Madison. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49)

SORENSON, Nels Peter

US Army. Born 1867 in Denmark. No War: He served five years in time of peace. Died at age 74 in 1941. Buried in the Colman, South Dakota, Cemetery, lot 15, block 6, grave 6. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Moody County)

SORENSON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Born in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Married. Enlisted for three years on 23 Oct 1861 at Waupun, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Dec 1861. Private. Missing and believed to have been taken prisoner during a skirmish near Lancaster, Tennessee, 15 Aug 1862. Died of disease in the U. S. general hospital at Danville, Kentucky, 24 Oct 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20 p64) (Buslett p457) (DGA) (Ulvestad p333) (Ager p302) (Meeker)

SORENSON, Ole

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enlisted 22 Oct 1862. Mustered 22 Oct 1862. Private. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. Post war: Married in 1869 to Mary Larson. Sources: (ISW-IV p1224) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)

SORENSON, Ole J.

WI 15th Inf Co I. Civil War: Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Chicago, Illinois, and mustered on 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to WI 15th Inf Co A on 7 Apr 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p134)

SORENSON, Oliver H.

WI 23rd Inf Co C. Residence: Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Mustered into U. S. service at Camp Price, Kentucky, on 30 Aug 1862 as First Lieutenant. Appointed Captain on 22 Apr 1863 at Holmes Plantation near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Post war: Became sheriff of Columbia County about 1870. Married to Caroline Johnson on 28 Aug 1878. He died 7 Mar 1882 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-5,16) (Obituary, La Crosse Republican Leader, 8 Mar 1882) “Sorrenson, Oliver”

SORENSON, Peter

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 42. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 29 Nov 1862 and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 5 Dec 1862. Private. Sick in Wilson Valley in Sep 1863; sick also in Winson's Gap. Died of chronic diarrhea in the Cumberland Army general hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, on 17 Nov 1863. Buried in National Cemetery at Nashville; section D, grave 597. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 77-1) (Buslett p429) (Ulvestad p333) (Ager p299)

SORENSON, Peter

WI 19th Inf Co E. Residence: Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 31 Mar 1862. Private. Sick in hospital; returned to duty on 20 Jul 1863. Re-enlisted for three years on 22 Mar 1864 at New Berne, North Carolina. Deserted 4 Jul 1865 at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-15,17; red book vol 24) (Ole G. Hougan’s Diary, 20 Jul 1863) “Sorrenson, Peter”

SORENSON, Ralph O.

US 19th Field Artillery Battery A. Born Jan 1895 in Christiania, Norway. First World War: Age 21. Entered service on 2 Apr 1917 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Private. Was in four battles in France and was in the army of occupation. Discharged 29 Jun 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Post war: Died at age 36 on 22 Mar 1931 at Fort Whipple, Arizona. Buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, plot 5, lot 8, block 14, grave C e1/2. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)

SORENSON, Soren

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Worth County, Iowa. Born in Hasslo, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Riceland and Hayward Townships, Freeborn County, Minnesota, after the war. In 1903, he moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota. He was a brother of James Sorenson. Sources: (Ulvestad p333) (FCHS Albert Lea, Minnesota GAR) “Lah, Soren”

SORENSON, Soren A.

WI 51st Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Married 12 Nov 1859 at Holson, Norway, to Anne Svenningsen. Civil War: Sailor. Age 39. Light eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Substitute for S. C. Tilden of Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Enrolled for one year and mustered in on 28 Mar 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Assigned to the 51st on 29 Apr 1865. “No evidence of disability.” Mustered out with his company at Madison, Wisconsin, on 4 May 1865. Post war: Died 15 Jun 1877 at Madison of a disease contracted in service. His widow, Anne Sorinsen (sic), then 47, applied for pension on 24 Jun 1887 at Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. She listed their children as August Sorenson, born 25 Jun 1861; twins Andrew and Tillie Sorenson, born 8 Sep 1867; Tommie Sorenson, born 17 Dec 1869; all of Clear Lake, Iowa; and Samuel Sorenson, born 5 Apr 1864, of Devil’s Lake, Dakota. Sources: (WHS Series box 198-11) (Pension application number 357,260)

SORENSON, Tollif

WI Detachment of Unassigned men. Civil War: Age 25. Drafted for one year and ordered to report for muster on 25 Feb 1865 at Janesville, Wisconsin. He reported on 6 Mar 1865. Private. Discharged from the service 24 Jun 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 258-9)

SORKNES, Halvor

Born in Norway, son of Lars Gulbrandsen of Teistua, North Sorknes, and his wife, Kirsti Saetre. Civil War: Private. Said to have died in the war. Sources: (Book “From Norway’s Shores” in DGA library, Decorah IA)

SORKNESS

See LARSON, Ole

SORKNESS, E.

From Solor, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Colfax, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORLIE, Andrew

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Lansing, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORLIE, Iver Jacobson

See JACOBSON, Iver

SORLIE, Johan

Residence: Linden, Minnesota. Indian War: Private. Died at Fort Ridgely, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)

SORLIEN, Johannes H.

MN 2nd Cav Co G. Residence: Linden, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enrolled 21 Dec 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Died 4 Nov 1864 at Fort Ridgely, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p736) (Ulvestad p333)

SORMERUD, Syveren H.

WI 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Argyle, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 30. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 6’3½”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Aug 1864 at Strongs Prairie, Wisconsin. Mustered 7 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Wounded in action 2 Apr 1865 in Virginia. In Mower Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mustered out at a hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12 Jul 1865. Post war: Died on 4 Nov 1931 at Hot Springs, South Dakota. Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Rapid City, South Dakota, block 134, grave 9. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-12,13; red book vol 43) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Pennington County)

SORRENSON, Isaac

WI 23rd Inf Co C. Residence: Portage City, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Portage City. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 9 Aug 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13; red book vol 28)

SORRENSON, Ole

WI 34th Inf Co I. Residence: Gibralter, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 41. Enrolled at Gibralter. Mustered 15 Dec 1862. Private. “Discharged from the service by order of the Governor”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-3)

SORUM, Hans Gulbrandsen

See GULBRANSON, Hans

SORUM, John O.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Nov 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Bowling Green, Kentucky, on 4 Nov 1862. Discharged from the service for disability 3 Feb 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky, by order of Col. M. Mundy. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p78) (TAR) (Buslett p493) (Ager p305) (Ulvestad p333)

SORUM, Ole C.

Civil War: Post war: Buried at Yellowstone, Argyle, Wisconsin; stone reads “26 Feb 1831 – 10 May 1896”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)