Andrew E. Anderson

Andrew E. Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andrew E. Anderson
Birth Name Endre Endresen Strømøen
Other Names Endre Eidsvaag Boe
Patronymic Name Endresen
Lived 15 Sep 1843 - 15 Jun 1913
Birth Place Strømøen, Stord parish, Hordaland
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Deerfield, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 20 Apr 1864
Death Location Rochester, MN
Burial Location Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, Dane, WI
Mother Matthiane Johannesdatter
Mother Lived 28 Dec 1813-26 May1900
Father Endre Endresen
Immigration 30 Jun 1851
Spouse Kari (Carrie) Larsdatter Reque
Spouse Lived May 1846-
Married On 1 Jan 1869

Endre Endresen was born on the Strømøen farm, Stord parish, Hordaland, Norway, on September 15, 1844. He immigrated with his parents and siblings arriving in New York City on Emmigrant in 1851.  Taking the name Andrew E. Anderson, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Anderson as living in Deerfield, Dane County, WI, age 20, a tinsmith, and unmarried. He had brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’4”. He enlisted for three years on March 15, 1864, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on April 20, 1864, as a Private (Menig). He joined the 15th Regiment at Dallas, GA. He transferred to Company H on December 1, 1864; assigned temporarily to the WI 14th; and transferred on June 10, 1865, to K Company of the 13th Infantry. He mustered out November 24, 1865, at San Antonio, TX. He was a brother to John E. Anderson of WI 3rd Infantry (Co K) and Nils Anderson of WI 40th Infantry, (Co C).

After the war in 1869, Anderson married Kari (Carrie) Larsdatter Reque. She was born in May 1846 in Wisconsin. Both of her parents were born in Norway. In 1880, he lived in Deerfield, Dane County, WI, with his wife and father-in-law, Lars D(avidson) Reque. He was working as a tinsmith and farmer. They did not have children. In 1900, they lived in Stoughton, Dane County, WI. He died June 15, 1913, and on January 30, 1914, Carrie filed for a pension under his name as a widow.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 18, p. 190; vol. 20, p. 28; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA,  p. 376; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 294; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p. 808; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; “The Story of Father’s Life”, Sophie Boe, pub. 1919, copy at NAGCNL, Madison; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_8; WI 1905 Census, Roll #CSUSAWI1905_7, Line 13; 1880 Census, Roll: 1421, Family History Film: 1255421, Page: 23C, Enumeration District: 067; 1900 Census, Roll: 1784, Page: 14A, Enumeration District: 0068, FHL microfilm: 1241784, ancestry.com; "Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later", database NAGCNL, #36485.


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