Evan Helgeson Floen

Evan Helgeson Floen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Evan Helgeson Floen
Birth Name Evan Helgesen Fløvig
Other Names Even Erickson
Patronymic Name Helgesen
Lived 28 Sep 1839 - ca. 1879
Birth Place Fløvig, Nord Aurdal, Oppland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Albert Lea, Freeborn County, MN
Company at Enlistment I
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 6 Mar 1862
Mother Anne Knudsdatter
Father Helge Eriksen
Spouse Licie E.

Evan Helgesen Floen was born at Floen, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the "Scandinavian Mountaineers" but were also known as the "Waupaca Company" because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed Floen as living in Albert Lea, Freeborn County, MN, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on March 6, 1862 at Madison, WI, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Mound City, IL on September 17, 1862 and December 2, 1862. He was discharged from the service there for disease on December 31, 1862. After the war, he got married. He died about 1879. According to his descendants, Even had lost some fingers during the war and came back in poor health, perhaps attributing to his early death. His widow, Licie E. filed a pension in his name in 1880.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.588; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.282; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314; Jim Belgum; Oppland fylke, Nord-Aurdal, Ministerialbok nr. 3 (1828-1841), Fødte og døpte [Births and deaths] 1839, side 105; Civil War Pension Index roll # T288_156.

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