Skip Navigation

Elling Iverson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

Database Record Change Request

Name at Enlist

Elling Iverson

Birth Name
Other Names

Iversen Fladager


24 Sep 1829 – 20 Dec 1862

Birth Place

Ål, Buskerud

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bowling Green, Warren County, KY

Burial Location

National Cemetery, Nashville, TN, Section N, grave 526


Ragnild Ellingsdtr Fladager


Iver Knudsen


left on 17 Apr 1861


Guri Gundersdtr

Spouse Lived


Married On

4 Jan 1860

Marriage Location

Ål, Buskerud, Norway

Elling Iverson was born on September 24, 1829 in Ål, Buskerud, Norway. His parents were Iver Knudsen and Ragnild Ellingsdatter Fladager. He married Guri Gundersdtr in Ål on January 4, 1860. They left for America on April 17, 1861 and came to WI.

Shortly after arriving in WI, Iverson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of his company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed him as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 30, and married. Iverson enlisted for three years on December 10, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 11, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died of disease at Bowling Green, KY on December 20, 1862. He was buried in Nashville, TN, National Cemetery; Section N, grave 526. Guri filed a pension on March 30, 1864 in his name.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 46; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.417; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p 294; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.298; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_237; Norway Digital Archives, Ål, Buskerud, Ministerialbok, p.155, 281, and 31.