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Ole Stonson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Stonson

Birth Name
Other Names

Stenson, Stone


ca. 1838 –

Resident of Muster-In

Beloit, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861



Spouse Lived


Ole Stonson 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 Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on September 28, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Corporal (Korporal). He was sick in the hospital at Cincinnati, OH on July 11, 1862. He disappeared from hospital in New Albany, IN on October 10, 1862.

After the war, he lived in Linden, Brown County, MN, as Ole Stone. He married Guro (born 1826 in Norway). They had 3 children: Stein A. and Martha (1866) and Oliver (1872).

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.543; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.265; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313; 1870 Census, Roll: T132_1, Page: 998, Image: 520, Family History Library Film: 830421; 1880 Census, Roll: 616, Family History Film: 1254616, Page: 35A, Enumeration District: 023, Image: 0074.