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US Army. Born in Norway about 1892. Came to America in 1914. First World War: Enrolled. Discharged. Post War: Filed second papers for naturalization in Nelson County, North Dakota in Oct 1919. Believed to have gone back to Norway. Sources: (Karen Windheim, OR <>)

WING, Halsten

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Age 42. Enrolled 3 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 23 May 1863. Ulvestad states Wing died of disease in the war. Sources: (MINN p138) (MCIW p186) (Ulvestad p340)

WING, Hansten

From Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died at Worden, Minnesota, in 1882. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)


WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 27 Oct 1836 in Christiania, Norway. Came to America and to Decorah, in 1860. Married to Martine Gulbranson on 23 Jan 1862 at Washington Prairie church. Civil War: Enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1862 in Winneshiek County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Was on Military Police duty in October 1862. Seriously wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862, and sent to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability due to his wounds at Louisville, Kentucky, 27 Apr 1863. Post war: He and his wife had six children. He became a tailor. Martine Wingaard died in July 1876 in Washington Prairie. Wingaard in 1893 was living in Decorah, Iowa. In August 1904, he married Mrs. Anna Hegge. Ole Wingaard died at Decorah on Sunday, 18 Jul 1915, and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery there. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p150) (Buslett p647 photo) (DGA obit, Decorah Republican, 22 Jul 1915, p2 col 5) (Ulvestad p340) (Ager p195 photo; p320) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records) (XSS Iowa p705) (Hedberg)

WINGER, Mathias I.

WI 30th Inf Co F. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born 24 Mar 1831 in Østre Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Torger Nilsen Revoldsrud and Rønnaug Nilsdatter Brændum. He came with his parents and seven siblings to America on the “Præciosa” which sailed from Skien, Telemark, and reached New York on 22 Aug 1845. They came to Ixonia Township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Unmarried. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 19 Aug 1862 at Martell. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged 1865. Post war: Married Anna about 1867. Mathias died in a train accident in 1880. Sources: (WHS red book vol 35) (Naeseth ’45-1040)


IL 28th Inf Co F Re-organized. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon, Illinois. Mustered in 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred from the Illinois 91st Regiment. Mustered out 16 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p22)


IL 24th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Age 28. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Jun 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 8 Jul 1861. Private. Deserted 26 Nov 1861 at Colesburg, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 2 p74)