Iver O. Myhre

Iver O. Myhre

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Iver O. Myhre
Birth Name Iver Olsen Myhre
Patronymic Name Olsen
Lived 29 Sept 1833 - 1905
Birth Place Vang, Valders, Oppland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Clinton, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 1 Jan 1862
Death Location Emmet County, IA
Burial Location Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery, Wallingford, Emmet County, IA
Mother Dorthea Iversdatter
Father Ole Trondsen Myhre
Immigration ca. 1857
Spouse Anna Berge
Spouse Lived 23 Jan 1844- 24 Jan 1928
Married On ca. 1866

Iver Olsen Myhre was born in Vang, Valders, Oppland fylke, Norway on September 29, 1833. His parents were Ole Trondsen Myhre and Dorthea Iversdatter. He immigrated to the U.S. in about 1857.

Myhre joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." The army listed him as living in Clinton, WI, age 28, and unmarried. Myhre enlisted for three years on October 3, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861. He assigned as Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862.

On October 13, 1863, he was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL. He was seriously wounded in his left shoulder at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864 and sent to hospital. Myhre was later sent to hospital in Madison, WI, and mustered out there on January 13, 1865.

After the war, Myhre married Anna Berge in about 1866. Together, they had at least nine children, including: Dorothy (1866), Oliver (1869), Oscar (1871), Martin (1873), Theodore (1877), Albert (1879), Caroline (1875), Anne (1884), and Elmer (1891). Myhre worked as a farmer. In 1870, the family lived in Peterson, Emmet County, IA. By 1880, they were living in High Lake in the same county. Myhre died in 1905 and is buried in Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery, Wallingford, Emmet County, IA. Anna died on January 24, 1928 and is buried in the same cemetery.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.98; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.538 photo; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.264, 316; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.278 photo; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; "List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines living in Iowa", by William L Alexander, Des Moines, IA,1886, p.705 [Photo is at Vesterheim, Decorah IA]; findagrave.com; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_391, Page: 523A, Image: 44, Family History Library Film: 545890; 1880 Census, Roll: 338, Family History Film: 1254338, Page: 512B, Enumeration District: 076, Image: 0847; 1900 Census, Roll: 431, Page: 3B, Enumeration District: 0078, FHL microfilm: 1240431;  Vang parish register #5, born and baptised, p. 7, digitalarkivet.no.


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