Simon  Aaneson

Simon Aaneson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Simon Aaneson
Birth Name Simon Aanensen
Other Names Annenson, Arneson, Aanerson, Onn
Patronymic Name Aanensen / Hommen
Lived 20 Apr 1823 - 20 Aug 1862
Birth Place Hommen, Hægebostad parish, Vest-Agder
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Winneshiek County, IA
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Camp Dennison, OH
Burial Location Spring Grove, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, Grave #877
Mother Anna Aanensdatter
Mother Lived ca 1778-
Father Aanen Syversen Hommen
Father Lived ca 1779-
Immigration 1859
Spouse Anna Pedersdatter Egeland
Spouse Lived 24 Feb 1822-
Married On 30 Sep 1844
Marriage Location Hægebostad parish, Vest-Agder, Norway

Simon Aanensen Hommen emigrated from Hægebostad parish with his wife and family May 9, 1859, and was in Winneshiek County, IA, on the 1860 Census as Simon Onn.

Simon Aaneson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

The army listed Aaneson as living in Winneshiek County, IA, age 39, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 26, 1862, in Winneshiek County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the general hospital in Farmington, MS, on July 28, 1862. He transferred to a hospital at Corinth, MS, and died of disease at Camp Dennison, OH, on August 20, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery there.

Anna and Simon's family included children born in Norway: Anne Marie (1844), Ingeborg/Emily (1847), Aanon (1848), Peter Andreas (1850), Aaselena/Oline (1852), Tobias (1854), and Andreas/Andrew (1858). Simon (1860) and, possibly, Anne (1862) were born in Iowa.  Anna married Ole Oleson and was living in Silver Lake, Worth County, IA, in 1870 with children using the last name Simonson.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 142;  Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 619; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 266; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 316; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903; Hægebostad parish register #A 2/1, born and baptised, pp. 19, 23, parish register #A4, married, p. 182, in- and out-migrated, p. 267,; 1860 Census Roll: M653_345, Page: 988, Family History Library Film: 803345, 1870 Census Roll: M593_427, Page: 453A, Family History Library Film: 545926,



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