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John Hoyer

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John Hoyer

Birth Name

John Hoyer

Other Names

John Hyar, John Heyer


ca. 1827 –

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Strongs Prairie, Adams County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

John Hoyer was born in Sandsvær, Norway. Hejoined 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 Hoyer as living in Strongs Prairie, Adams County, WI, age 34, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861 at New Lisbon, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Corporal (Korporal). He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863. He transferred to the 68th IN Regiment on February 1, 1864. He came back to the WI 15th on April 2, 1864. He suffered a minor wound in his head at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. On February 13, 1865, he mustered out with his company at Chattanooga, TN.


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.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.444; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.301; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.263.