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Nils Hustad

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Nils Hustad

Birth Name
Other Names

Nelson Erickson; Nils Erickson; Nels Erickson


1843 – 1938

Birth Country


Rank at Enlistment


Death Location

Mount Horeb, Dane County, WI

Burial Location

East Primrose Cemetery, Dane County, WI


Sarah Nielsdatter

Mother Lived

1817- 1902


Erick Erickson Hustad

Father Lived

1809- 1870





Spouse Lived

4 Oct 1850- 20 Dec 1879

Married On

ca. 1870

Marriage Location


2nd Spouse

Helene (Helena) Anderson

2nd Spouse Lived

1856- 1925

2nd Marriage Date

11 Feb 1882

2nd Marriage Location

Dane County, Wisconsin

Nils Hustad was born to Erick Erickson Hustad and Sarah Nielsdatter in 1843 in Norway. They immigrated in 1852, and were living in New Glarus, Green County, WI by 1860. In the 1860 Census, he went by Nelson Erickson.

Hustad joined the WI 15th Infantry as a Private (Menig). Not much else is known about his service.

He returned to New Glarus, WI after the war and married Betsey about 1870. Together, they had several children, including: Edward (1871), Martin (1875), Sirine (1877), and Berthine (1879). A set of twins named Erick and Lewis died the same day they were born on August 22, 1872. Betsey died on December 20, 1879, possibly during the birth of Berthine.

After Betsey died, Nils married Helene (Helena) Anderson in Dane County, WI on February 11, 1882. They had three children: Gina (1884), Nora (1887), and Henry G. (1891). By 1900, they had relocated to Primrose, Dane County, WI. By 1920, they were living in Mount Horeb, Dane County, WI. Helene died in 1925 and Nils in 1938. Nils is buried in East Primrose Cemetery, Dane County, WI.


Sources: Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.293; VGC, Civil War File;; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1411, Page: 438, Image: 450, Family History Library Film: 805411; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_1715, Page: 244A, Image: 497, Family History Library Film: 553214; 1880 Census: Roll: 1428, Family History Film: 1255428, Page: 188D, Enumeration District: 143; 1900 Census, Roll: 1783, Page: 1B, Enumeration District: 0063, FHL microfilm: 1241783; 1910 Census: Roll: T624_1709, Page: 6B, Enumeration District: 0083, FHL microfilm: 1375722; 1920 Census, Roll: T625_1981, Page: 6A, Enumeration District: 21, Image: 133; 1930 Census, Roll: 2567, Page: 3A, Enumeration District: 0060, Image: 1006.0, FHL microfilm: 2342301; WI Marriages, Vol.4, p. 0164.