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Hans B. Museus

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at EnlistHans B. Museus
Birth NameHans Bohsen Museus
Other NamesHans Musdus, Hans Boesen Musæus, Hans Musans
Lived13 May 1812 - 3 Mar 1885
Birth PlaceTrondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Birth CountryNorway
Resident of Muster-InOconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentPrivate
Muster Date18 Jan 1862
Death LocationTurtle Lake, Barron County, WI
Burial LocationIndependent Cemetery, Arland, Barron Co, WI
MotherKaren Birgithe Dahl
FatherChristian Johannessen Musæus
SpouseIngeborg Catherine Halvorsdatter/Strøm
Spouse Lived26 Apr 1809 - 27 Sep 1897
Married On21 Aug 1842
Marriage LocationLangestrand, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway

Hans Bohsen Museus was born in Trondheim, Norway. He emigrated with his wife and 3 sons settling near Oconomowoc, WI. He and his son, Halvor, joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from that WI county.

The army listed him as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 45, and married. He had blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, and stood 5’7”. He enlisted for three years on January 8, 1862, at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI, January 18, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was discharged from the service for disability on August 7, 1862, at Jacinto, MS.

He (recorded as Hans B. Musans) enlisted again for one year on September 1, 1864, at Madison, WI, his enlistment credited to Windsor, Dane County, WI.  He mustered on September 9, 1864, at Madison as a Private (Menig) in the WI 28th Infantry, earning a bounty of $100. He was discharged at Clarksville, TX, on July 19, 1865.

After farming for many years near Ixonia, Jefferson County, WI, Hans moved briefly to Rush River, St. Croix County, then to Turtle Lake Township, Barron County, WI, where he died.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-6, 78-3, 132-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 62, vol. 33; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 311; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895, Decorah, IA, p. 452; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 302; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL;, Sør-Trøndheim county, Domkirken, Trondheim, Parish register, nr. 601A07 (1770-1819) Birth and baptism records 1812, p. 210; Vestfold county, Langestand in Larvik, Parish register nr. II 3 (1842-1856), Marriage records 1842, p. 222;;, US Census 1870, Ixonia, Jefferson, WI, Roll M593_1719, p. 115B, image 234, FHL film 553218, US Census 1880, Rush River, St. Croix, WI, Roll 1445, p. 225D, Enumeration District 223, Family History Film 1255445.