Levi  Page

Levi Page

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Levi Page
Birth Name Levi Page
Lived May 1843 - 25 Feb 1916
Birth Place Wisconsin
Birth Country USA
Residence at Muster-In Waterford, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 2 Dec 1861
Burial Location Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, NE
Mother Sally Jane Barnes
Mother Lived 1812-1849
Father Hiram
Father Lived 1809-1881
Spouse Mary M. Merrills
Spouse Lived Jun 1856-1924
Married On 1875

Levi Page was born in May 1843 in Wisconsin to Hiram (born in New York) and Sally Jane (born in Ireland). His siblings were Horrace (1836), George (1840), Charles (1846), and Philp (1850).

Page joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Bear Hunters," but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company. His brother, George, also served in the WI 15th.

The army listed him as living in Waterford, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 4, 1861, at Waterford, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 2, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as a wagoner with the division supply transport on June 20, 1863, and also on July 1, 1863. Page was assigned to the quartermaster department between those two dates. He mustered out with Company C on January 1, 1865, at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, he married Mary M. Merrills in 1875. They had two children: Clyde Oliver and Claude Obediah. By 1900, they lived in Kearney Ward 1, Buffalo County, NE. He and his wife were both buried in Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, NE.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.48; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p.427; findagrave.com; Civil War Pension Index, Roll # T288_359; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_1004, Page: 174B, Image: 348; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1427, Page: 865, Image: 483, Family History Library Film: 805427; 1900 Census, Roll: 917, Page: 7A, Enumeration District:0032, FHL microfilm: 1240917; and 1910 Census, Roll: T624_839, Page: 2A, Enumeration District: 0041, FHL microfilm: 1374852.


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