Arne  Amondson

Arne Amondson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Arne Amondson
Birth Name Arne Amundsen Gjøstein
Other Names Arne Amundsen Gjøastein; Gjoastein; Arne Amundsen
Patronymic Name Amundsen
Lived 16 Jan 1844 - 24 Jan 1936
Birth Place Voss, Hordaland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Clinton, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Death Location Evanston, Cook County, IL
Burial Location Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL
Mother Gjertru Vikingsdatter
Father Ammund Arnes Gjøstein
Immigration 1858
Spouse Belle Iverson
Spouse Lived 1855-1948
Married On 2 Jun 1880
Marriage Location Chicago, Cook County, IL

Arne Amondson was born “Arne Amundsen Gjøstein” at Voss, Hordaland, Norway, on January 16, 1844. His parents were Ammund Arnesen Gjøstein and Gjertru Vikingsdatter. He left Voss on April 29, 1858, and came to Jefferson Prairie, WI. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."

The army listed Amondson as living in Clinton, Rock County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 3, 1861 at Beloit, WI, and mustered at Madison on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on September 7, 1863. He was taken prisoner at New Hope Church, GA, on May 27, 1864. His name is on a list of Andersonville prisoners of war. He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal) on June 17, 1864. He mustered out at Madison on October 28, 1865.

After the war, Amondson lived in Chicago. He married Belle Iverson in Chicago on June 2, 1880. She was born in 1855 in Norway and immigrated in 1875. In 1900, they were living in Chicago with their son Ives (1883). In 1930, they were living with their daughter Gertrude B. (1882) and son-in-law Morton Davidson. He died on January 24, 1936, at his home in Evanston, Cook County, IL, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 98; Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 526; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 262; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire,WI, p. 311; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway;  Skandinaven, 25 Feb 1936, Næseth Library, Madison, WI; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; Civil War Pension Index, Roll # T288_8; 1900 Census, Roll: 267, Page: 4B, Enumeration District: 0542, FHL microfilm: 1240267; 1930 Census, Roll: 499, Page: 16A, Enumeration District: 2120, Image: 781.0, FHL microfilm: 2340234; Cook County, Illinois, Marriage Index, 1871-1920, FHL Film #1030113;; Voss parish register #A 13, born and baptised, p. 87, #A 20, out-migrated, p. 267;;

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