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SVEEN, Christian E.

WI 46th Inf Co K. Residence: Breckinridge, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to La Crosse, La Crosse County. Born in Faaberg, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Married. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at La Crosse and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-11,12; red book vol 51) (Ulvestad p331)

SVELLAND, Andrew

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Story County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p331)

SVENBY, Christopher

From Feiring, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Strum, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p331)

SVENDSEN, Ole

IA 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Estherville, Emmett County, Iowa. Born “Ole Svendsen Øyo” on 20 May 1829 in Hallingdal, Hol, Buskerud, Norway, son of Svend Olsen Skrattegård and Gro Olsdatter Breiehagen. Married on 18 Oct 1853 to Astrid Julsdatter Hoverud. He came to America in 1847. Worked as a teamster. Moved in 1854 to Moscow Township, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 24. Drafted. Reported to Fort Dodge on 20 Oct 1864. Private. His regiment was part of General Sherman's 17th Army Corps. Took part in the Victory parade in Washington, D. C. Discharged from the service 21 Jul 1865. Post war: Ten children. Moved from Iowa to Northwood, Grand Forks County, Dakota Territory, in June 1879. Sources: (“Frontier Mother, the Letters of Gro Svendsen”, publ. by the Norwegian American Historical Association, 1950.) (1885 Special Census, Dakota Territory) (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project) (Naeseth ’47-1001) “Swenson, Ole” “Svenson, Ole”

SVENDSGAARD, Bjarne

From Kristiansund, Norway. Spanish-American War: Corporal. Post war: In 1907, he was living in Spokane, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p265)

SVENDSON, Andreas

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Civil War: Married. Enlisted for three years on 27 Sep 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sergeant. Sick and had leave on 7 May 1862. Sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 21 Aug 1862. Sick in hospital at Lebanon, Kentucky, 27 Oct 1862. Wounded (?). Became unfit for service and was discharged from the service in Louisville on 16 Feb 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 20) (Buslett p368) (Ager p293) (Ulvestad p332) (Meeker). “Svensen, Andrew” “Swenson, Andreas”

SVENDSON, Ole

MN 5th Inf Co B. Residence: Chatfield, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 2 Mar 1862. Mustered 24 Mar 1862. Private. Re-enlisted 3 Mar 1864. Veteran. Wounded severely 18 Aug 1864, at Redwood. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 6 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p238) (MCIW p286) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p149)

SVENDSON, Samuel

See SWENSON, Emanuel

SVENDSON, Svend

US Navy. Born 1 Mar 1835. Civil War: Entered service on 18 Nov 1864. Ordinary Seaman. Served aboard ships “North Carolina”, “Powhatan” and “Vermont”. Discharged 18 Apr 1867. Post war: Died at age 67 on 13 Jan 1903 in Elliott township, Sanborn County, South Dakota. Buried in Trinity Cemetery in Letcher, South Dakota, lot 6, grave 4. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Sanborn County)

SVENDSON, Torkel

MN 10 Inf Co D. Residence: Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p472) (MCIW p478) (Ulvestad p332) “Swenson, Torkel”

SVENNING, Tavesen

WI 30th Inf Co D. Residence: South Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Dec 1863 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-5; red book vol 35) (Larsen p54) “Fjosier, Svenning”

SVENNINGSEN, John C.

NY 1st Inf Co I. Residence: Brooklyn, New York. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Rygg p47)

SVENNINGSON, Torger

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Discharged 11 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) “Svemingson, Torge” “Swenningson, Torger”

SVENNUMSEN, Leif

From Telemarken, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Grafton, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p331)

SVENSBY, Peder

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived for a time in Barron County, Wisconsin; don't know where he went. Sources: (Ulvestad p331)

SVENSEN

See SWENSON

SVENSON, Bent

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Blackburg, Kane County, Illinois. Born in Christiane, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out 9 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p73)

SVENSON, Hans

WI 49th Inf Co H. Residence: Excelsior, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Born “Hans Svendsen Lægrei” in 1822 at Eidfjord, Norway. Came to America in 1850. Married in 1853 to Ingbaar Christeforsdatter Jørdre. Six children. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 23 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid at muster. Private. Post war: After the war, he lived in Wisconsin. Buried at Liberty Prairie, Deerfield, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-10,13,26) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) (great granddaughter Robina Quale-Leach, rleach@albion.edu, Albion, Michigan)

SVENSON, James

IL 32nd Co F. Residence: Quincy, Adams County, Illinois. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Jul 1864 at Quincy and mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Deserted 31 Jul 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on 31 Jul 1865. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 96)

SVENSON, Soren

WI 46th Inf Co C. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Winneconne, Winnebago County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1865 at Winchester, and mustered 23 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On detached service guarding railroad blockhouse since 20 Jun 1865. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-4,19; red book vol 51)

SVENSRUD, Erik

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed on a battlefield. Sources: (Ulvestad p332)

SVENSSON, Olof

Unit unknown. Born in Hjärsås, Norway, 27 May 1832 or 1833, son of Jens Svensson. Civil War: Private. Discharged from the service 1865. Post war: Was known to be in Christiania, Norway in 1867. Married Betty Nordgren on 2 May 1872 in Christiania. Svensson became a travel agent in Christiania, booking ship passengers. The Svenssons had nine children, some born in Norway, some in Chicago, Illinois, and some in Pomona or Los Angeles, California. Sources: Rootsweb.com. Sven Svenson)

SVEREN, Anders A.

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Dane County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p332) “Sværen, Anders”