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Rollef Amundsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Rollef Amundsen

Birth Name

Rollef Anundsen Moen


11 Oct 1832 – 4 Sep 1909

Birth Place

Moen, Sauherad, Telemark

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Ixonia, Jefferson County, WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company

C, 9th Vol Inf.

Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

Intestinal paralysis, exhaustion

Death Location

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, WI

Burial Location

Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI, blk 17, grave 249


Ingeborg Kittelsdatter Solverud

Mother Lived

1798-4 Nov 1839


Anund Knudsen Ryntved

Father Lived

1791-7 Sep 1839


ca 1860


Ingeborg Karen Danielsen/Ingeborg Karine Danielsdatter Aasen

Spouse Lived

28 Apr 1845-bef 1880

Married On

8 Dec 1871

Marriage Location

Ixonia, Jefferson County, WI

Rollef Anundsen was born on the Moen farm, Sauherad parish,Telemark, Norway, and came to America between 1859 and 1861.

As Rollef Amundson he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Amundson as living in Pine Lake, Waukesha County, WI, age 28, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years at Pine Lake on October 30, 1861, and mustered on December 8, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner at Nolandsville, TN. He mustered out on February 13, 1865, and joined C Company of the 9th Volunteer Infantry, serving from April 4, 1865, to April 3, 1866.

Anunsen married Ingeborg Karen Danielsen on  December 8, 1871, in Jefferson Co, WI.  Children:  Emma (1874-1941) and Andrew (1875-1931). [Child with Ingeborg Olsdatter Linneflaata in Norway:  Anund (1854-1878)]. He applied for 160 acres near Marathon County in 1875 and gave Wausau as his residence in 1884 when he entered the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee County, WI.  He registered as Rollof Amminson, a widower with two children under 16, his nearest relative a son, Andrew, living in Merton (Waukesha County), WI. Amminson was admitted and discharged seven times from 1884 until his death in 1909.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 58; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 300; Civil War Pension Index Roll, T288_8; 1890 Veterans Census, Group 15, M123, National Archives; National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Group 15, M1749, National Archives; “Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later”, database, NAGCNL, #64096;;;