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Even Gjeraldson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 81628

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Name at Enlist

Even Gjeraldson

Birth Name

Even Gjerulsen Hørte

Other Names

Even Gjeraldsen Hørte


27 May 1821 – 10 Nov 1863

Birth Place

Landvik, Aust Agder fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Gjerpen, Manitowoc County, WI

Burial Location

Gjerpen Cemetery, Madsen, Manitowoc County, WI


Maren Salvesdatter


Gjerul Halvorsen Hørte


25 Jul 1849


Guri (Julia) Stephensdatter Brækken

Spouse Lived


Married On

14 Feb 1852

Even Gjeraldson was born “Even Gjeraldsen Hørte” in 1821 in Landvik, Aust Agder, Norway, son of Gjerul Halvorsen Hørte and Maren Salvesdatter. He came to America on “Vikingen”, which sailed from Arendal, Aust-Agder on June 6, 1849 and arrived in NY on July 25, 1849. They first lived in Two Rivers Township. Then they came to Manitowoc Rapids Township, Manitowoc County, WI. He was married on February 14, 1852 to Guri (Julia) Stephensdatter Brækken (1827-) and they had eight children.

Gjeraldson 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 Gjeraldson as living in Manitowoc County, WI, married, and age 40. He enlisted for three years on October 21, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861. He was appointed Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862. He was in the hospital on July 20, 1862. He was sick in Iuka, MS on August 21, 1862. He was also sick in Nashville, TN on July 29, 1863 and August 23, 1863. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service on November 5, 1863 because of disease. He died in Gjerpen, Manitowoc County in 1863.


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.84; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.504; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.278 photo, p.307; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.263; Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1600; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903;; Landvik in Hommedal parish register #B 3/1, born and baptised, p. 24,