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Tobias Logen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Tobias Logen

Birth Name

Tobias Hansen Løken

Other Names

Thomas; Logan; Loken;


21 Sep 1841 – 23 Aug 1888

Birth Place

Løken, Lunner, Jevnaker, Oppland

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Moscow, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Yellowstone Lutheran Cemetery, Argyle, Lafayette Co, WI


Anne Hansdatter Bråstad

Mother Lived

26 Sep 1816-17 Sep 1893


Hans Tobiasen Vang

Father Lived

22 Sep 1813-bef 1860




Oline Andersdatter (Olson)

Spouse Lived

3 Oct 1848-31 Aug 1945

Married On

24 Mar 1867

Marriage Location

Lafayette Co, WI

Tobias was born on the Løken farm, Lunner parish, Jevnaker, Oppland. He left the parish in 1853 with his parents and siblings.  As Tobias Logen  he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E . The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in Moscow, Iowa County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861, in Iowa County, and mustered on December 8, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). Logan was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was discharged from the service for sickness on August 6, 1862, at Cincinnati, OH, by order of Lt. Col. Burbank.  He is likely the Tobias H Loken who enlisted again February 18 1865, in Argyle, WI, serving in Co C, WI 50th Infantry, mustering out June 12 1866.

After the war, he returned to Wisconsin and married Oline. They had at least one child: Sena  (1876-1948).  Oline filed a pension in his name on July 28, 1891. Tobias Løken died August 23, 1888, and is buried in Yellowstone Lutheran Cemetery, Argyle, Lafayette County, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 488; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 307; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 305; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_287; “Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later”, database, NAGCNL,  #64042.