Fredrik  Fleischer

Fredrik Fleischer

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Fredrik Fleischer
Birth Name Friderich Lyth Ørum Fleischer Leqve
Lived 14 Nov 1834 - 28 Oct 1906
Birth Place Voss, Hordaland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Mother Cecilie Susanne Ørum
Father Johan Sechmann Fleischer
Father Lived ca. 1791 - ca. 1864
Spouse Magdalene Margrethe Schlanbusch
Married On 1 Sep 1864
Marriage Location Voss, Hordaland

Fredrik Fleischer was a member of the WI 15th Infantry,  Company A. He was born in Voss, Norway. At the time of his joining the 15th, he lived in Chicago, IL, and was unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 26, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI. He was assigned as Corporal (Korporal).

Fleischer was discharged from the service at Stevenson, AL on August 26, 1863 by order of Major General Halleck, so he could return to Norway to claim an inheritance. He hired a substitute, Hubbard Hammock, to take his place. He was entered in Roll of Honor on February 14, 1865. After the war, he returned to his childhood home in Gudvangen, Voss, Norway, and ran a hotel. He died on October 28, 1906 in Norway.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 16, Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, compiled circa 1885, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 14; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 350; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p 263; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p 291; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway;  Voss in Voss parish register # A 22, deceased and buried, p. 91, Voss parish register #A12, born and baptised, p. 132, #A9, married, p. 52,

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