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Albert A. Tofte

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Albert A. Tofte

Birth Name

Albert August Nielsen Tofte

Other Names

Albert A. Neilson


7 Aug 1841 – 27 May 1919

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Fisher, Polk County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Death Location

Orono Township, Hennepin County, MN

Burial Location

Greenwood Cemetery, Fisher, Polk County, MN


Elisabeth Bergithe Jørgensen

Mother Lived

17 Sep 1819-17 Feb 1904


Niels Asbjørnsen Tofte

Father Lived

1805-21 Jul 1877




Ingeborg Westlund

Spouse Lived

1851-30 Jan 1909

Married On

16 May 1873

Albert A. Tofte was born in Bergen, Norway on August 7, 1841 to Niels Asbjørnsen Tofte and Elisabeth Bergithe Jørgensen. He immigrated in 1859 and settled in Stoughton, Dane County, WI. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed him as living in Fisher,Polk County, MN. Tofte served under another name, not yet uncovered. He served as a Sergeant (Sersjant), was wounded and taken prisoner at Murfreesboro (Battle of Stones River), TN and sent to Libby Prison at Richmond, VA.

After the war, Albert married Ingeborg Westlund on May 16, 1873. They were childless. They lived in Fisher, MN. He worked as a druggist.

Sources: Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.261; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.274, photo;; 1900 Census, Roll: 781, Page: 4B, Enumeration District: 0219, FHL microfilm: 1240781; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_475.