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Bryngel Syvertsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Bryngel Syvertsen

Birth Name

Brynild Sjursen Flettre

Other Names

Syversen, Severson, Bryndal, Bringel


10 Feb 1844 – 8 Sep 1908

Birth Place

Fletre, Evanger parish, Voss, Hordaland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

York township, Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Death Location

Green County, WI

Burial Location

York Memorial Lutheran Cemetery, Green County, WI


Martha Sjursdatter Scheldalen

Mother Lived

3 Jan 1820-1878


Sjur Bryngelsen Fletre

Father Lived

20 Jan 1811-1856


30 Jul 1844


Lisabeth Aadnesdatter Sønmork

Spouse Lived

23 Dec 1845-1870

Married On

10 Apr 1868

Marriage Location

Moscow, Iowa County, WI

2nd Spouse

Ellen Hanson/Inger Alette Johannesdatter

2nd Spouse Lived

28 May 1854-3 Feb 1919

2nd Marriage Date

22 Dec 1873

2nd Marriage Location

Trempealeau County, WI

Brynild Sjursen was born on February 10, 1844, at Fletre in Voss, Hordaland, Norway. He was the son of Sjur Bryngelsen Fletre and Martha Sjursdatter. As an infant, he came with his parents, aboard the Hercules  from Bergen. They reached New York on July 30, 1844. As Bryngel Syvertson, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in town of York, Green County, WI, a farmer, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 2, 1861, in Green County and mustered on December 8, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862, and became unfit for service. He was discharged from the service for disability at Camp near Murfreesboro, TN, on April 9, 1863, by order of Major General Rosecrans. In 1864, he returned to service joining the WI 46th Infantry, Co. A, enlisting under the name Bringel Severson.

After the war, he lived at Blanchardville, WI. He married Elizabeth Torresdatter (sic)  on April 10, 1868, in Moscow, Iowa Co., WI. Her parents were Aadne and Ingeborg Tostenson. She died in 1870. They had one child named Syver Thommas/Sever B. (1869-1940).  Bringel S. Fleter married Ellen Hansen (Inger Alette Johannesdatter) on December 22, 1873. They had at least eleven children:  Henry (1876-1923), Marthea Emilie/Minnie (1878-1928), Maria/Mary (1879-1937), George Melvin/Melvin G. (1881-1944), Albert Gilman/Gilman Albert (1883-1957), Ida Lovise (1885-1955), Benjamin Adolf (1888-1975), Anne Josephine/Josephine A. (1890-1962), William Tray (1893-1952), Dora Lucie (1895-1976), and Alvin Ramen/Rayman A. (1898-1907). Bryngel died September 8, 1908, and was buried in York Memorial Lutheran Cemetery, Green County, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-7, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 78; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA,  p. 493; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 306; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, pp. 282, 328; Wisconsin Cemetery Records; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Two 1844-1846, Gerhard B. Naeseth, edited by Blaine Hedberg, 1997, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 47, IDs 565, 566, 567; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; 1880 Census, Roll: 1428, Family History Film: 1255428, Page: 228D, Enumeration District: 147; Wisconsin Marriage Records, Batch # M02587-8, GS # 1266676; “Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later”, database, NAGCNL, #64054.