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Peder E. Lemo

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peder E. Lemo

Birth Name

Peder Eriksen Løvmoe

Other Names

Peter E. Lomo, Lømo


ca. 1819 –

Birth Place

Kirkeberg, Elverum, Hedmark fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Pierce County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Feb 1862


Olia Jensdatter Hagen

Mother Lived



Erik Pedersen

Father Lived



Olianna (Olena) Larsdatter

Spouse Lived

1822- 1901

Peder Eriksen was born in Kirkeberg, Elverum parish, Hedland, Norway. His residence is given as Løvmoe in 1832 and 1838. He 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 Pierce County, WI, age 43, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861, at Martell, WI, and mustered on February 11, 1862, at Madison. Lemo was designated Sergeant (Sersjant) on February 1, 1862. He was sick in Bardstown, KY, in October 1862; in Nashville, TN, in December 1862; and in Stevenson, AL, in August 1863. He was sent to the Veteran Reserve Corps (12th Reg, Company G) on September 1, 1863. [Nordmaendene i Amerika states that Lemo was “From St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Wounded and died”].

Lomo married and had children in Pierce County, WI. He applied for a pension April 7, 1865 and his widow, Oliana, applied January 29, 1879. She was living in Pleasant Valley, St. Croix County in the 1880 Census and 1890 Veteran Schedule.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 140; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 633; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, pp. 260, 309; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 318; Hedmark, Elverum parish record #7, born and baptised 1818, p. 74-75, #8, migration 1838, p. 372,; 1860 Census, Roll M653_1426, p. 104, Image 108, FHL film 805426, 1880 Census, Roll: 1445, FHL film 1255445, p. 237D, Enumeration Dist. 224, 1890 Veteran Schedule, Roll: 116, p. 1, Enumeration Dist 266, 1900 Census, Roll: 1815, p. 1A, Enumeration Dist. 0154, FHL film 1241815, Wisconsin Deaths, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, NARA, T288, 546 rolls,; additional name suggested by Jeremy Childs.