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VIGEN, Ole Th.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born 24 Jun 1844 in Valdres, Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Farmer. Age 17. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1862 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Sick at regimental hospital 20 Jul 1862 and at Iuka, Mississippi, 21 Aug 1862. Wounded in his left hand at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and sent to Camp hospital. Sick in Stevenson, Alabama. Sick in Madison 1 Jan 1864. Mustered out with Company F on 13 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his right hand. Died 12 May 1904. Buried at Valders, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8,15; red book vol 20 p92) (Buslett p522) (Ulvestad p339) (Ager p308) (Meeker) (Hedberg) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) “Wigen, O. K.”

VIGNESS, Daniel W.

US Army 161st Dep. Brigade. Born 2 Aug 1896 at Stavanger, Norway, son of Tobias Vigness and Anna. First World War: Age 22. Entered service on 4 Sep 1918 at Sanborn County, South Dakota. Private. Discharged 14 Mar 1919. Married to Gladys. Died at age 33 of a fractured skull on 26 Oct 1929 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried there in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elm addition, lot 9, grave W1/2. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)