Knud  Iverson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 53739

Knud Iverson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Knud Iverson
Birth Name
Other Names Knut Iverson Vike; Knud Vike Iversen Lee
Patronymic Name Iversen
Lived 4 Dec 1822 - 31 Dec 1862
Birth Place Voss, Hordaland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 27 Jan 1862
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location Stones River, TN
Mother Eli Gulliksdtr
Father Iver Storksen
Spouse Dordei (Dorthea) Knutsdatter Rokne
Married On 3 Jun 1846
Marriage Location Voss, Hordaland, Norway

Knud Iverson was born at the Nedre Aure farm in Voss, Hordaland fylke on December 4, 1822. His parents were Iver Storksen and Eli Gulliksdtr. He married  Dordei (Dorthea) Knutsdatter Rokne on June 3, 1846. They had at least 8 children, including Iver (1847) and Elie (1848). After immigrating to the U.S., his children continued to use their patronymic and farm name, Knudsen Lee.

He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of his company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Iverson as living in Dane County, WI, married, and age 39. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862 at Dane County, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 27, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as a guard with the commissary supply train for a while in 1862. He was killed at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. Dorthea filed a pension as his widow in 1905.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-8, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 88; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p. 621; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p.  507; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 294; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 289 (photo), p. 307; Hordaland fylke, Voss, Ministerialbok nr. A 11 (1816-1827), Fødte og døpte [Births and Baptisms] 1822, page 88; U.S., Civil War and Later Wars Index to Remarried Widow Pension, Certificate #4500; Norway Digital Archives, Voss, Hordaland, Ministerialbok, pp. 88, 195, 131, 151.

 


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