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WASARUD, John

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: St. Lawrence, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born 22 Aug 1838 at Vasrud, Oiers Prestegjeld, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, a son of Gudmund Olsen Sonstehage and Kari Torgersdatter Hole. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 4 Dec 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Designated Corporal. Appointed Sergeant on 1 Feb 1862. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 7 Oct 1863, also 28 Nov 1863. Wounded in a hand at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 21 Jun 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga on 10 Feb 1865. Post war: Died at St. Lawrence 21 Apr 1867. A stone reading “John Wasrud –1867” is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. I Row 15, Scandinavia, Waupaca County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p126) (Buslett p611) (Ager p316) (Ulvestad p262) (Gjertveit) (email 16 Oct 2002 from Shirley Wasrud Johnson shirleyj@athenet.net) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com) “Waserud, John” “Wasrud, John”

WASMUTH, John C.

U. S. Navy. Residence: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. “Johannes Castberg Holmboe Wasmuth” was born in 1842 near Tromso, Norway. Came to America in 1859. Civil War: Enlisted on 9 Jul 1864 as "James Casey" for a three year hitch as a seaman. He was a Marine Soldier. Served on the "North Carolina", "Brandywine", "Saugus", and at the Washington D.C. Navy Yard. Wasmuth was severely wounded at Fort Fisher, near Cape Fear, North Carolina, in January, 1865. A big gun exploded blowing him down into the ship's engine room. He was unconscious for eleven days. He was discharged from the service 31 Jul 1865. Went back to Norway after the war; then returned to Brooklyn where he died in 1913. Sources: (Rygg p51) (Ulvestad p339).

WASRUD, Amund J.

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born 10 Jul 1835 at Hole in Norway, a son of Gudmund Olsen Sonstehage and Kari Torgersdatter Hole. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Prairie du Sac, Sauk County. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Discharged 11 Jun 1865. Post war: Died 26 May 1866. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47) (email 16 Oct 2002 from Shirley Wasrud Johnson shirleyj@athenet.net)