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Jorgen C. Veile

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Jorgen C. Veile

Birth Name
Other Names

George Christian Veile, Velle, Veilen


27 Apr 1840 – 29 Mar 1881

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862




Mattie Christine Johnson

Married On

2 Mar 1865

Marriage Location

Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, WI

2nd Spouse

Agnes Hilla Lyman

2nd Spouse Lived

5 Dec 1857- 29 Mar 1881

2nd Marriage Date

16 Dec 1877

2nd Marriage Location

Fillmore, Millard County, UT

Jorgen C. Veile Vaarum was born on April 27, 1840 in Fyen Denmark. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1861. He met and married Mattie Christine Johnson in Fond du Lac, WI in 1865. They had a son named George, but Mattie died when he was still young.

Jorgen 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 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 30, 1861 at Madison, WI and mustered there on January 1, 1862 as a Private (Menig). On orders from Col. Hans C. Heg, he transferred to the 8th WI Battery on July 29, 1863.  At the end of his service, Veile, re-enlisted as a Veteran in that Battery on January 5, 1864.

After the war, Jorgen and George moved to UT in 1868. He married Agnes Hill Lyman in 1877. She was the daughter of Amasa M. Lyman and Maria Louisa. She was born in San Bernadino, CA on December 5, 1857. They had 2 sons: Francis Marion who died as an infant, and Earl C. (1880-1956). Agnes died on March 29, 1881. He remained in Fillmore, UT and never married again. He seved as a councilman and mayor, founded a printing press, a creamery, and mercantile business. He also worked as a probate judge for Millard County for three terms.

In old age, he moved to CA to live with his son. He then lived in the Home for Veterans of the Civil War in San Diego, CA and died on July 16, 1934.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.36; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.400; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.339;  Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297;; 1880 Census, Roll: 1336, Family History Film: 1255336, Page: 459C, Enumeration District: 030; 1900 Census, Roll: 1683, Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 0109, FHL microfilm: 1241683; Wisconsin Marriages, 1820-1907, Vol. 1, p.326; Conquerors of the West, Vol. 3, ed. by Florence C. Youngberg (Agreka Books, 1999), p.1483; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_488.