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Simon Aaneson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Simon Aaneson

Birth Name

Simon Aanensen

Other Names

Annenson, Arneson, Aanerson, Onn


20 Apr 1823 – 20 Aug 1862

Birth Place

Hommen, Hægebostad parish, Vest-Agder

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Camp Dennison, OH

Burial Location

Spring Grove, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, Grave #877


Anna Aanensdatter

Mother Lived

ca 1778-


Aanen Syvertsen Hommen

Father Lived

ca 1779-




Anna Pedersdatter Egeland

Spouse Lived

24 Feb 1822-

Married On

30 Sep 1844

Marriage Location

Hægebostad parish, Vest-Agder, Norway

Simon Aanensen Hommen emigrated from Hægebostad parish with his wife and family May 9, 1859, and was in Winneshiek County, IA, on the 1860 Census as Simon Onn.

Simon Aaneson 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 Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

The army listed Aaneson as living in Winneshiek County, IA, age 39, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 26, 1862, in Winneshiek County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the general hospital in Farmington, MS, on July 28, 1862. He transferred to a hospital at Corinth, MS, and died of disease at Camp Dennison, OH, on August 20, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery there.

Anna and Simon’s family included children born in Norway: Anne Marie (1844), Ingeborg/Emily (1847), Aanon (1848), Peter Andreas (1850), Aaselena/Oline (1852), Tobias (1854), and Andreas/Andrew (1858). Simon (1860) and, possibly, Anne (1862) were born in Iowa.  Anna married Ole Oleson and was living in Silver Lake, Worth County, IA, in 1870 with children using the last name Simonson.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 142;  Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 619; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 266; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 316; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903; Hægebostad parish register #A 2/1, born and baptised, pp. 19, 23, parish register #A4, married, p. 182, in- and out-migrated, p. 267,; 1860 Census Roll: M653_345, Page: 988, Family History Library Film: 803345, 1870 Census Roll: M593_427, Page: 453A, Family History Library Film: 545926,