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Ole H. Uhlen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 87906

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Name at Enlist

Ole H. Uhlen

Birth Name

Ole Haraldsen Ulen

Other Names

Haraldsen Uhlan


11 Jul 1813 – 25 Apr 1883

Birth Place

Lindelien farm, Viker parish, Norderhov, Buskerud fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Rock Creek, Mitchell County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Burial Location

Rock Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Meroa, Mitchell County, IA


Ingeborg Olsdatter


Harald Olsen

Father Lived

ca. 1780 –


15 Jul 1850


Gjertrud Christiansdatter

Spouse Lived

ca. 1792-18 Feb 1885

Married On

16 Mar 1834

Marriage Location

Aadal, Buskerud, Norway

Ole Haraldson Ulen was born in 1813 in the parish of Wiger (Viker) in Norderhov, Buskerud fylke, Norway and married Gertrude on March 16, 1834 in Aadal, Buskerud, Norway. They had a daughter, Ingeborg (Isabel), in 1836. They traveled to America in July 1850 on the ship Christiane and came to Green County, WI. After three years, the family moved to Rock Creek, IA. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. 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 MM and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed him as living in Rock Creek, Mitchell County, IA, age 49, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 7, 1861 in Mitchell County and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He served as a carpenter. On June 11, 1862, he was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10. He became unfit for service and was discharged on a Surgeon’s Certificate on August 3, 1862.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office,Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, vol. 20, p. 150;  Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Buslett, Ole A., 1984, Decorah, IA, p. 647; Nordmændene i Amerika, Ulvestad, Martin, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 338; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Ager Waldemar, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 284; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825- 1850. Volume 5. 1850, Hedberg, Blaine and Naeseth, Gerhard B., Madison, WI, 2008, page 93, record 1026; email from great-grandson Frank Jones, tintype photo; 1880 Census, Roll: 356, Family History Film: 1254356, Page: 434D, Enumeration District: 301, Image: 0388; Norway Marriages, 1660s-1800s; Norway Digitalarkivet: Emigration at Buskerud fylke, Norderhov, Ministerialbok nr. 11 (1847-1856), Inn- og utflyttede 1850-1851, page 410; birth of daughter at Buskerud fylke, Norderhov, Ministerialbok nr. 9 (1819-1837), Fødte og døpte 1836, page 632-633; marriage record at Buskerud fylke, Norderhov, Ministerialbok nr. 9 (1819-1837), Ekteviede 1834, page 894-895; birth record at Buskerud fylke, Norderhov, Ministerialbok nr. 7 (1812-1814), Fødte og døpte 1813, side 12.