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John F. Mehlhorn

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John F. Mehlhorn

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1821 – Oct 1863

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI

Company at Enlistment

Field Officers & Staff

Rank at Enlistment

First Ast. Surgeon

Muster Date

10 Aug 1863



Spouse Lived

ca. 1829-

John F. Mehlhorn was born circa 1821 in Germany. He married a woman named Catherine and they had at least one child, Emily (1858). In 1860, he was living in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI and working as a physician.

Mehlhorn joined the WI 15th Infantry, Regimental Staff. The army listed him as living in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, WI. He was commissioned on August 10, 1863 as an Assistant surgeon. Mehlhorn joined the regiment September 21, 1863, but was not mustered. He died October 1863.


Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.2; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1405, Page: 149, Image: 154, Family History Library Film: 805405.