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Ludvig L. H. Hauge

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ludvig L. H. Hauge

Birth Name

Ludvig Lem Halvorsen Hauge

Other Names

Ludvig Lem Halvorsen Hauge


22 Nov 1842 – 6 Aug 1908

Birth Place

Hauge, Laerdal prestegjeld, Sogn og Fjordane

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Sterling, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

27 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

Grain binder tongue fell on him, breaking his back

Death Location

Atlanta, Becker County, MN

Burial Location

Atlanta Cemetery, Lake Park, Becker County, MN


Berthe Magdalene Pedersdatter


Halvor Helgesen Hauge




Johanna Olsdtr

Spouse Lived

15 Mar 1844- 15 Sep 1895

Married On

30 Mar 1869

Marriage Location

West Prairie, Vernon County, Wisconsin

2nd Spouse

Sarah Marie (called Maria) Nybeck

2nd Spouse Lived


2nd Marriage Date

ca. 1896

2nd Marriage Location


Ludvig L. H. Hauge was born on November 22, 1842 at farm Hauge in Laerdal prestegjeld in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. His parents were Halvor Helgesen Hauge and Berthe Magdalene Pedersdatter. He came to America with his parents in 1852 and settled near Madison, WI. He is a brother to Soren Hauge. He 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 Hauge as living in Sterling, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 25, 1862 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 27, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the hospital in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He was assigned as a wagoner with the supply train on October 1, 1863. Hauge was wounded at the Battle of Chickamunga with a bullet to the chest, but survived. He was assigned as a wagoner with the ambulance on June 28, 1864. He was wounded three times. Hauge mustered out with B Company at Chattanooga, TN on December 1, 1864.

After the war, Hauge moved back to WI. He married Johanna Olsdatter on March 3, 1869 in West Prairie, Vernon County, WI. They had four children: Sam, Henry, Selmer, and Olavus. They relocated to Atlanta, Becker County, MN around 1879 and he worked as a farmer. Johanna died on September 15, 1895. Hauge married Sarah Marie (called Maria) Nybeck about 1896. They had four children: Clara, Bertha, and twins Ludvig and Maynard. He died on August 6, 1908 while repairing a grain binder. The tongue fell on him, breaking his back, and killing him. Both he and Johanna are buried in Atlanta Cemetery, Lake Park, Becker County, MN.


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.383; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.273 (photo), p.295; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.289; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p.809;; Lake Park Newspaper (no date); 1880 Census, Roll: 615, Family History Film: 1254615, Page: 140A, Enumeration District: 185, Image: 0284; 1900 Census, Roll: 756, Page: 9B, Enumeration District: 0001, FHL microfilm: 1240756; U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940; Lærdal parish register #A6, born and baptised, p. 83,