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|Name at Enlist|
Ole Johnson Nustad, Ole J. Nustad
20 Apr 1842 – 28 Apr 1919
|Resident of Muster-In|
Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
20 Dec 1861
Vernon County, WI
Coon Prairie Cemetery, Westby, Vernon, WI
Helene Annetta Andersdatter Hauper
9 Jan 1847- 26 Apr 1924
Ole Johnson was born “Ole Johnson Nustad” in Biri, Norway on April 20, 1842. He immigrated in 1858.
He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted. The army listed him as living in Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 4, 1861 at Scandinavia, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Johnson was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863, and in Knoxville, TN on February 25, 1864. He mustered out with Company I at Chattanooga on February 10, 1865.
After the war, he married Helene Annetta Andersdatter Hauper in 1867. He went by the name Ole J. Nustad. Together, they had ten children, eight of whom were still living by 1900. Some of their children included Adolph (1871), Josephine (1873), Nordahl (1876), Isak (1878), Oscar (1880), Nina (1885), and Milton (1889). Ole died on April 28, 1919 and Annetta on April 26, 1924. They are both buried in Coon Prairie Cemetery, Westby, Vernon, WI.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.130; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.595 photo; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.280 photo, p.315, e51; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 314; findagrave.com; Wisconsin Marriage Records, Batch #M00338-0, GS Film #1275582; and Batch #M00337-9, GS Film #1275581; 1880 Census, Roll: 1449, Family History Film: 1255449, Page: 398D, Enumeration District: 018; 1900 Census, Roll: 1820, Page: 16A, Enumeration District: 0172, FHL microfilm: 1241820.