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Iver Johaneson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Iver Johaneson

Birth Name

Iver Johansen Kiøs

Other Names

Iver Johnson, Iver Johansen Blegeneiet, Johanneson


25 Feb 1818 – Dec 1863

Birth Place

Gran, Oppland

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Death Location

St. Louis, MO


Goro Isaksdatter


Johan Erichsen Kiøs




Gubjør Torgersdatter Engnæs

Spouse Lived

29 Mar 1815-

Married On

28 Dec 1842

Marriage Location

Gran, Oppland fylke

Iver Johanson was born on February 25, 1818 in Gran, Oppland filke, Norway. He married Gubjor Torgersdatter.

Johaneson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI. The army listed him as living in Winneshiek County, IA, age 47, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 21, 1862, in Winneshiek County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He became unfit for service and was discharged for disability due to disease at Nashville, TN, on December 24, 1862. The family story is that he died in St. Louis, MO, in December 1863 never having made it home.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 144; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 630; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 295; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 318; US Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, M559 roll 15, Civil War Pension Index, roll #T288_244;, Oppland, Gran, Parish register no. 9 (1815-1824), births and baptisms, 1818, p. 70-71, Parish register no. 11 (1842-1856) marriages 1824, p. 844-845;  Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Three 1847-1848, Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2000, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 215, IDs 1591-1593.