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Lars Jorgenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Jorgenson

Birth Name

20 Jan 1843 – 1902

Birth Place

Torrisdal, Drangedal

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Death Location

Iola, Waupaca County, WI

Burial Location

Scandinavia Cemetery, Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI


Asberg Ellingsdatter Naas


Jorgen Abrahamson Farsjo

Father Lived





Mary Nyflodt

Spouse Lived

1845- 4 Jul 1888

Marriage Location


Lars Jorgenson born on January 20, 1843 at Torrisdal, Drangedal, Norway, the son of Jorgen Abrahamson Farsjo and Asberg Ellingsdatter Naas. His father died in 1846 and his mother married Jorgen Olsen Wrolstad, who adopted Lars and gave him the Wrolstad name. Lars immigrated to the U.S. in 1860.

Jorgenson 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 Scandinavia, WI, age 19, 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). He became unfit for service and was discharged for disease from Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 21, 1862.

After the war, he married Mary Nyflodt in WI. Together, they had at least three children: George (1866), Ida (1868), and John (1878). They lived in Iowa, Waupaca, WI. Mary died in 1888 and Lars in 1912. They are buried along with George in Scandinavia Cemetery, Scandinavia, Waupaca County, 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; Marwin Wrolstad, Scandinavia, Wisconsin; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.596; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.315; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.340;; 1905 WI Census, Roll # CSUSAWI1905_32, line 32; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1743, Page: 2B, Enumeration District: 0078, FHL microfilm: 1375756.