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TUFTE, Albert Nilsen

Civil War: Private. Lived at Lindstrom, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p334)

TUFTE, Nils G.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Pine Lake, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born 1 Nov 1832 in Gjerpens Gjaeld near Skien, Norway. He and his parents, Gregorius Nilsen and Maren Gurine Tufte, and five siblings, came to America on the “Salvator”, arriving in New York from Porsgrunn, Telemark, on 6 Jul 1844. They settled at Pine Lake, Wisconsin. At age 15 Nils “went to sea” on the Great Lakes and served until his enlistment in the 15th. Civil War: Age 29. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 10 Dec 1861 at Pine Lake, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 16 Dec 1861. Private. Appointed Corporal on 1 Jan 1862. Promoted Sergeant 1 May 1862. Served in the commissary as a wagon master on 6 Nov 1862. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 9 Jun 1863, effective from 27 May. Became temporary commander of Company E in 1864 and in May of that year became commander of the Regiment’s Pioneer Company. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, 15 Sep 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia, with rank from 25 Aug. Mustered out with D Company on 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: After the war, he became a farmer near Pine Lake. On 7 Jan 1874, he married Inger Evensen. Nils died 25 Dec 1884. Buried at St. John’s, Stone Bank, Dodge County, Wisconsin; stone reads “1833 – 1884”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3, 79-2; red book vol 20 p56) (Buslett p436) (Ulvestad p258) (Ager p300) (Naeseth ’44-229) (VGC, Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Tufte, Nels Gregoriussen”

TUFTE, Ole Jensen

WI 1st Inf Co K. Born 9 Jul 1842 in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Jens Olsen Tufte and Ragnhilde Olsdatter Tyve. Came to America with his parents and five siblings on “Henrik Wergeland”, which sailed from Bergen about 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York 5 Jul 1849. They came to Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, and moved about 1860 to Strong’s Prairie Township, Adams County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Ole was married on 10 Jan 1868 to Helga Helliksdatter Glaim (1842?-1880). Five children. Ole married on 15 Mar 1882 to Mary Larsdatter Torkelsen (1858-1949). Six children. Ole died 5 Dec 1928 in Hanley Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-883)

TUFTE, Stian Jensen

WI 52nd Inf Co D. Born 15 Apr 1844 in Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Jens Olsen Tufte and Ragnhilde Olsdatter Tyve. Came to America with his parents and five siblings on “Henrik Wergeland”, which sailed from Bergen about 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York 5 Jul 1849. They came to Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, and moved about 1860 to Strong’s Prairie Township, Adams County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Post war: Stian was married on 19 Nov 1869 to Guri Helleksdatter Glaim (1851-1929). Six children. Stian died 2 Jul 1884 in Hanley Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-884)