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Hans Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Hans Larson

Birth Name

Hans Larsen Framstad


17 Jun 1828 – 11 Jan 1917

Birth Place

Framstad søndre farm, Gran parish, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Death Location

Milford, Dickinson County, IA

Burial Location

Milford Cemetery, Milford, Dickinson County, IA


Inger Erichsdatter Drøvdal

Mother Lived



Lars Hanson Framstad

Father Lived

24 June 1781- ca. 1860


22 Aug 1849


Anna Johnson

Marriage Location

Iowa County, WI

2nd Spouse

Siri Larsdatter Drøvdal

2nd Spouse Lived

16 Sep 1829 – 8 Mar 1900

2nd Marriage Date

11 Jun 1857

2nd Marriage Location

Iowa County, WI

Hans Larson Framstad was born in Gran parish, Oppland, Norway on June 17, 1828. His parents were Lars Hanson Framstad and Inger Erichsdatter Drøvdal. He emigrated from Norway with his family when he was 21 years old.  Hans, his parents and two brothers, arrived in NY in 1849 on the Benedicte.

Larson married Anna Johnson in Iowa County, WI, but she did not live very long. He remarried to Siri Larsdatter Drøvdal on June 11, 1857 in Iowa County, WI. Together, they had at least one child before the war, Malinda (1858).

Hans joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.” The army listed him as living in Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI, age 33, and married. He and his brother, Erik, enlisted for three years on December 4, 1861 at Dodgeville, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861. Larson was designated Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862. He was seriously wounded in his head at New Hope Church, GA, on May 27, 1864, and sent to the hospital. He was discharged from the service with the Company on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, he returned to WI. They had two children Elizabeth (1867) and Erick (1868) before moving to IA. By 1870, Hans and Siri were living in Dickinson County, IA. They had at least one more child, Martha (1871). He died on January 11, 1917 in Milford, Dickinson County, IA. He is buried next to Siri in Milford Cemetery, Milford, Dickinson County, IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society,  vol. 20, p. 98; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 537; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 264; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p. 629; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, living in Iowa, William L Alexander, 1886, Des Moines, IA, p. 705; Oppland fylke, Gran, Parish register nr. 10 (1824-1842), Birth and baptism records 1828, p. 95-96, Birth and baptism records 1829, p. 129-130, Oppland fylke, Gran, Parish register nr. 11 (1842-1856), Migration records 1849, p. 1242-1243; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume Four 1849, Gerhard B. Næseth and Blaine Hedberg, 2004, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, P. 213, IDs  2825, 2826, 2827; Ancestry. com. Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc. 2000;; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1412, Page: 631, Image: 117, Family History Library Film: 805412; 1880 Census, Roll: 337, Family History Film: 1254337, Page: 8D, Enumeration District: 072, Image: 0738.