Jonas  Norem

Jonas Norem

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Jonas Norem
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1834 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861

Jonas Norem joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city.

The army listed Norem as living in Chicago, IL, unmarried, and age 27. He enlisted for three years on October 9, 1861 at Chicago. He mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). On December 29, 1862, he was taken prisoner at La Vergne, TN. Norem was exchanged on June 29, 1863. He was then assigned to Division Quartermaster supply train on January 17, 1864. He was on detached service in Chattanooga, TN on October 5, 1864. On December 20, 1864, he was discharged from the service.


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.20; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.363; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.293; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.314.

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