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|Name at Enlist|
12 May 1839 – 1 Mar 1915
|Resident of Muster-In|
Madison, Dane County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
16 Nov 1861
|Cause of Death|
Malden, Dunklin County, MO
Park Cemetery, Dunklin County, MO
Hans Hendrickson was born on May 12, 1839 in Denmark. He immigrated in 1859. 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 Hendrickson as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 8, 1861 at Madison, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He transferred to the 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment at Maryville, TN on January 31, 1864. He then transferred back to his previous unit on July 20, 1864 at Strawberry Plains, VA. He mustered out with B Company on December 2, 1864 at Chattanooga, TN.
After the war, he moved to Dunklin County, MO. As stated in his pension application, he went by the alias John Henry. He worked as a pumper for the railroad. In 1886, he married a woman named Amy (Emma). They had two children, but none of them were living by 1910. He died of pneumonia on March 1, 1915.
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.384; 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.809; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_211; Missouri State Board of Health, Certificate of Death, Registration District #289, File #8099; findagrave.com; 1900 Census, Roll: 853, Page: 5A, Enumeration District: 0043, FHL microfilm: 1240853; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_780, Page: 15A, Enumeration District: 0064, FHL microfilm: 1374793.