Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 31926
|Name at Enlist||Amund Pederson|
|Birth Name||Amund Pedersen Busberget|
|Lived||23 Nov 1842 -|
|Birth Place||Busbergbjerget, Gausdal parish, Oppland fylke|
|Residence at Muster-In||Martell, Pierce County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||13 Dec 1861|
|Mother||Mari Olsdatter Sønstegård|
|Father||Peder Bertelsen Busbergbjerget|
|Immigration||26 Jul 1849|
|Spouse||Karen Olsdatter Jahr|
|Married On||25 Apr 1869|
Amund Pederson was born “Amund Pedersen Busbergbjerget” on November 23, 1842, at Busbergbjerget in Gausdal, Oppland fylke, Norway, the son of Peder Bertelsen Busbergbjerget and Mari Olsdatter Sønstegaard. He came to America with his parents and siblings on the Preciosa, which sailed from Drammen, Buskerud, on June 2, 1849, and arrived in New York on July 26, 1849. They came to Jefferson County, WI, and moved about 1854 to the town of Martell, Pierce County, WI. Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed him as living in Martell, Pierce County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861, at Martell, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL, in October 1863. On January 13, 1865, he mustered out with Company G at Chattanooga, TN. He was married on April 25, 1869, to Karen Olsdatter Jahr and had six children. Some of their names were Peder O. (1870), Melvin (1872), L. Bernhard (1874), and G. Maria (1876).
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p.542; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.279, photo, p.313; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.322; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Four 1849, Gerhard B. Naeseth and Blaine Hedberg, 2004, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 145, ID 1863; Gausdal parish register #7. born and baptised, p. 36, digitalarkivet.no; 1880 Census, Roll: 1441, Family History Film: 1255441, Page: 115A, Enumeration District: 112.