|Name at Enlist||Andreas Wangen|
|Other Names||Vangen; Ask; Andrew Thompson|
|Lived||13 May 1838 - 22 Nov 1911|
|Residence at Muster-In||Lanesboro, Fillmore County, MN|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Cause of Death||Illness (stomach troubles)|
|Death Location||Lanesboro, Fillmore County, MN|
|Burial Location||Elstad Lutheran Cemetery, Lanesboro, Fillmore County, MN|
|Immigration||16 Apr 1859|
|Spouse||Caroline Mathea (Martha) Olsdatter|
|Spouse Lived||1844- 1885|
|Married On||26 Feb 1866|
|Marriage Location||Norway, Fillmore County, MN|
|2nd Spouse||Petrine G. Olson|
|2nd Spouse Lived||-1911|
|2nd Marriage Date||18 Sep 1888|
|2nd Marriage Location||Amhurst, Fillmore, MN|
Andreas Wangen was born at Ringerike, Norway, on May 13, 1838. He emigrated from Norderhov, Hadeland, Norway, on April 16, 1859. He settled at a farm 2 miles east of Highland, Fillmore County, MN. Shortly thereafter, Wangen joined the WI 15th Infantry as a Private (Menig).
After the war, he returned to Fillmore County. He lived by the name Andrew V. Thompson. He married Caroline Mathea (Martha) Olsdatter on February 26, 1866, in Norway, Fillmore County, MN. Together, they had 10 children, including: Thomas (1867), Ole (1869), Edward (1871), Emma (1873), Albert (1875), Enger (1876), Eliza (1878), Alice (1879), Martin (1885), and Carl. In 1870 and 1880, the family was living in Holt, Fillmore County, MN, and he worked as a farmer. His wife, Martha, died in 1885. On September 18, 1888, he married Petrine G. Olson in Amhurst, Fillmore County. In 1900, they were living in Carrolton, Fillmore County. He died on November 22, 1911, in Lanesboro, Fillmore County. He is buried in Elstad Lutheran Cemetery in Lanesboro. Included on the same headstone are his two wives and his son, Martin, who died in infancy.
Sources: Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.339; Letter, Cliff Thompson, Edina, Minnesota; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, p.598; 1870 Census, Roll: T132_4, Page: 332, Image: 273347, Family History Library Film: 830424; 1880 Census, Roll: 619, Family History Film: 1254619, Page: 231D, Enumeration District: 070, Image: 0345; 1900 Census, Roll: 763, Page: 8B, Enumeration District: 0029, FHL microfilm: 1240763; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_697, Page: 7B, Enumeration District: 0021, FHL microfilm: 1374710; findagrave.com; Lanesboro Leader, 11/25/1911; Minnesota Marriages Index, 1849-1950, FHL: 1316804 and FHL: 1316805.