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Ole O. Quale

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole O. Quale

Birth Name

ca. 1827 –

Birth Place

Telemark fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Geneva Township, Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment



Sarah O.

Spouse Lived


Ole O. Quale was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K as a Private (Menig). The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed him as living in Geneva Township, Freeborn County, MN. He was married before the war to Sarah O. In 1860, they had 3 children: Jane (1856), Ole (1857), Ever (1859) and were living in Wilmington, Houston, MN.

After the war, Ole lived in Bottineau County, ND.

Sources: Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.323; FCHS Wisconsin; 1860 Census, GS Film #803571, Digital Folder #004232724, Image #00058.