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Peder O. Froynees

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peder O. Froynees

Birth Name
Other Names

Peter Frogness, Peter Froquess, Peder Frøinæs


ca. 1814 –

Resident of Muster-In

Pleasant Spring, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Nov 1861


Marit (Marie)

Spouse Lived

ca. 1824

Peder O. Froynees joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of his company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Froynees as living in Pleasant Spring, Dane County, WI, age 47, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in hospital in Nashville, TN in September 1862. He discharged from the service from Nashville for disability on December 19, 1862.

In 1885, he and his wife Marit (Marie) were living in St. Olaf, Otter Tail County, MN. Both were born in Norway. There were no children listed.


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.30; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.382; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.295; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.808; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.282; 1870 Census, Roll: T132_9, Page: 780, Image: 45, Family History Library Film: 830429; 1875 MN Census, Roll # MNSC_13, p.597; and 1885 MN Census, MNSC_36, p.650; Civil War Pension Index roll # T288_163.