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Carl J. Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Carl J. Johnson

Birth Name
Other Names

Charles J. Johnson


1824 – 1907

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Norway, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

Stroke of paralysis

Burial Location

Norway Cemetery, Norway, Racine County, WI



Mother Lived



Youakema/ Joakema

Spouse Lived

1824- 23 Feb 1897

Carl J. Johnson was born in 1824 in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the 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, Racine County, WI, age 39, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Waterford, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Johnson was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was discharged from the service for disability at Iuka, MS on August 18, 1862.

After the war, he returned to Racine County, WI. He and his wife, Youakema, had three children: Martene, Anna (1862), and Minnie (1864). His wife died in 1897 and he did in 1907. They are both buried in buried in Norway Cemetery, Norway, Racine, WI.

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; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.418; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.296; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.299; Wisconsin Cemetery Records;; 1880 Census, Roll: 1443, Family History Film: 1255443, Page: 317D, Enumeration District: 159; 1890 Veterans Schedules, Roll: 112, Page: 1, Enumeration District: 142.