Iver  Ramsaas

Iver Ramsaas

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Iver Ramsaas
Birth Name Iver Eriksen Romsaas
Other Names Sygaard Romsås
Patronymic Name Ericksen
Lived 22 Oct 1823 - 1 Dec 1863
Birth Place Ringebu, Oppland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Viroqua, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Company at Enlistment E
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 6 Jan 1862
Cause of Death Chronic diarrhea
Death Location Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section D, grave 12054
Mother Mari Pedersdatter
Mother Lived 1791- 1865
Father Erik Knudsen Romsaas
Father Lived 1790-1874
Immigration 1852
Spouse Marit Gulbrandsdatter Strand
Spouse Lived 1823-1853
Married On 1 Jun 1852
Marriage Location Ringebu, Oppland fylke, Norway
2nd Spouse Karen Caroline Eriksdatter Thorsgard
2nd Spouse Lived 1810-1888

Iver Ramsaas was born in Norway to Erik Knudsen Romsaas and Mari Pedersdatter. He married Marit Gulbrandsdatter Strand on June 1, 1852, in Ringebu. Together, they had a daughter, Ane Iversdatter Romsaas (6/16/1851-12/7/1919). They immigrated to Wisconsin in 1853. Marit died in 1853 in Wisconsin. Iver later married Karen Caroline Eriksdatter Thorsgard.

Iver joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles." The army listed him as living in Viroqua, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, born in Ringebu, Norway, age 39, married, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on December 20, 1861, in Bad Ax County. Ramsaas mustered on January 6, 1862, at Madison, WI,as a Private (Menig). On November 26, 1862, he was sick and assigned to the Pioneer Corps. He detached to the Brigade Provost Guard on June 19, 1863. On October 24, 1863, he was sent to General Field Hospital, Chattanooga, TN. He was still there November 28 and died at a military hospital in Chattanooga of chronic diarrhea on December 1, 1863. He was buried in National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section D, grave 149.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7,77-1; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.78; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co. E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.491; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.324; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Norway Digital Archives; Civil War Pension IndexRoll #T288_403.

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