Rollef  Amundsen

Rollef Amundsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Rollef Amundsen
Birth Name Rollef Anundsen Moen
Other Names Rollof Ammison, Ammunsen
Patronymic Name Anundsen
Lived 11 Oct 1832 - 4 Sep 1909
Birth Place Moen, Sauherad, Telemark
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Pine Lake, Waukesha County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Intestinal prolapse, exhaustion
Death Location National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, WI
Burial Location Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI, blk 17, grave 249
Mother Ingeborg Kittlesdatter Solverud
Mother Lived 1798-4 Nov 1839
Father Anund Knudsen Ryntvet
Father Lived 1791-7 Sep 1839
Immigration ca 1860
Spouse Ingeborg Karen Danielsen
Spouse Lived ca. 1844-?
Married On 8 Dec 1871
Marriage Location Pine Lake, Waukesha Co., WI

Rollef Anundsen was born on the Moen farm, Sauherad, Telemark, Norway and came to America between 1859 and 1861.

As Rollef Amundsen he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Wolf Hunters." They were also known as the "Waupun Company" because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Amundsen as living in Pine Lake, Waukesha County, WI, age 28, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years at Pine Lake on October 30, 1861, and mustered on December 8, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner at Nolandsville, TN. He mustered out on February 13, 1865 and joined Company C of the 9th Volunteer Infantry, serving from April 4, 1865 to April 3, 1866.

Anunsen married Ingeborg Karen Danielsen on December 8, 1871, in Waukesha County, WI.  He applied for 160 acres in Marathon County in 1875 and gave Wausau as his residence in 1884 when he entered the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, WI.  His is registered as Rollof Ammison and listed as a widower with 2 children under 16. His nearest relative is a son, Andrew, living in Merton (Waukesha County), WI.  Ammison was admitted and discharged seven times from 1884 until his death in 1909.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 58; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 300; Sauherad parish register  #I4, chronological list, no page nos, #I6, born and baptised, p 37,  deceased and buried, pp. 303, 304,; Civil War Pension Index Roll, T288_8; 1890 Veterans Census, Group 15,  M123, National Archives, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Group 15, M1749, National Archives;;

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