Mathias  Schioll

Mathias Schioll

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Mathias Schioll
Birth Name
Other Names Mathias Schjøll, Scholl, Sjol
Lived ca. 1821 - ca. 1896
Birth Place Toten
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Coon Prairie, La Crosse County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
2nd Company H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 4 Apr 1864
Death Location Stoddard, Vernon County, WI
Spouse Sigrid

Mathias Schioll was born “Mathias Schjøll” in Toten, Norway. He joined K Company of the WI 3rd Infantry. The army listed him as living in Coon Prairie, La Crosse County, WI, a farmer, unmarried, and age 40. He had blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6”. He enlisted with the company for three years on April 20, 1861, at Madison, WI, and mustered on June 29, 1861, at Fond du Lac, WI, as a Private (Menig). Discharged from the service on April 15, 1863, by order of General Slocum. Almost a year later, he enlisted again for three years on April 4, 1864, at La Crosse as a Veteran recruit. He mustered there the same day as a Private. He came to WI 15th Infantry, Company B at Dallas on May 15, 1864, and transferred to Company H on December 1, 1864. He was assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry and then transferred to I Company of the WI 13th Infantry on June 10, 1865. He mustered out at San Antonio, TX, on November 24, 1865.

After the war, Mathias married Sigrid. She filed a pension as his widow in 1896. He died at Stoddard, WI.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.9, p.204; vol.18, p.184; vol.20, p.36; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.397; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II; Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.809; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.327; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_415.


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