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|Name at Enlist|
|Resident of Muster-In|
Manitowoc County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
13 Jan 1862
Conrad Wekler was born in 1827 in Wurtemberg, Germany. He and his wife, Elizabeth, immigrated in 1852. Elizabeth was born in 1829 and also from Wutemberg, Germany. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.
The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 34, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 31, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI and mustered at Madison, WI on January 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He served as an escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. Wekler was sick in Chattanooga, TN on May 3, 1864 and mustered out with Company F on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga.
After the war in 1880, he was living with his wife and their children in Gibson, Manitowoc County, WI. Their children were Wilhelm (1858), Henry (1861), Catherine (1866), and Gustav (1868). In 1910, he was living with his son’s family in Nasewaupee, Door County, WI.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.92; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.522; 1880 Census, Roll: 1434, Family History Film: 1255434, Page: 112B, Enumeration District: 065; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1705, Page: 4A, Enumeration District: 0051, FHL microfilm: 1375718.