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WICKER, N. S.

IL 90th Inf Co C. Civil War: Private. Died at Chattanooga, Tennessee, of wounds received on 4 Dec 1863. Buried at Queen Ann, Woodstock, Illinois; stone reads “1827 – 1863”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

WICKS, Lars

MN 10th Inf Co E. Residence: Freeborn Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born “Lars Anfindsen Vig” in Norway in 1813. Was a Quartermaster Sergeant in the Norwegian Army. Came to America in 1849 with his wife and a small child. Settled first in Illinois, then in Fillmore County, Minnesota, and finally in Freeborn County. Civil War: Age 43. Enrolled 18 Sep 1862. Mustered 13 Oct 1862. Corporal. The Regiment was active in subduing the Indian uprising in southwest Minnesota, and was present at the Mankato hanging of 38 Sioux in December 1862. Regiment was sent south in October 1863. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Post war: Moved to southern Illinois in 1875 and, in the 1880s, to a farm near Elliott, Ford County, Illinois. Died in 1894. Buried in Pontoppidan Lutheran church cemetery near Elliott. Sources: (MINN p474) (MCIW p480) (email, Stephen Osman, Historic Fort Snelling Historical Society)

WICKS, Thomas

IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 12 Jul 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p17)

WICKS, Wier (?)

IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his company on 12 Jul 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p17)

WICKSTROM, Andrew E.

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Oak Grove, Anoka County, Minnesota. Born 1 Oct 1844 in Sweden. Came to Minnesota in 1864. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted as a substitute and was mustered in on 13 Oct 1864 as a Private. Discharged 11 Jul 1865. Post war: Worked as a sawmiller and as a farmer. Married on 7 May 1870. Eight children. Was living in Anoka, Minnesota, in 1913. He is buried in the West Oak Grove Cemetery in Anoka County. Sources: (“Hometown Heroes” by Vickie Wendal, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, publ. 1994. P99. Copy in Anoka County Historical Society.)