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Iver O. Myhre

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Iver O. Myhre

Birth Name

Iver Olsen Myhre


29 Sept 1833 – 1905

Birth Place

Vang, Valders, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Clinton, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Death Location

Emmet County, IA

Burial Location

Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery, Wallingford, Emmet County, IA


Dorthea Iversdatter


Ole Trondsen Myhre


ca. 1857


Anna Berge

Spouse Lived

23 Jan 1844- 24 Jan 1928

Married On

ca. 1866

Iver Olsen Myhre was born in Vang, Valders, Oppland fylke, Norway on September 29, 1833. His parents were Ole Trondsen Myhre and Dorthea Iversdatter. He immigrated to the U.S. in about 1857.

Myhre 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 Clinton, WI, age 28, and unmarried. Myhre enlisted for three years on October 3, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861. He assigned as Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862.

On October 13, 1863, he was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL. He was seriously wounded in his left shoulder at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864 and sent to hospital. Myhre was later sent to hospital in Madison, WI, and mustered out there on January 13, 1865.

After the war, Myhre married Anna Berge in about 1866. Together, they had at least nine children, including: Dorothy (1866), Oliver (1869), Oscar (1871), Martin (1873), Theodore (1877), Albert (1879), Caroline (1875), Anne (1884), and Elmer (1891). Myhre worked as a farmer. In 1870, the family lived in Peterson, Emmet County, IA. By 1880, they were living in High Lake in the same county. Myhre died in 1905 and is buried in Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery, Wallingford, Emmet County, IA. Anna died on January 24, 1928 and is buried in the same cemetery.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.98; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.538 photo; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.264, 316; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.278 photo; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; “List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines living in Iowa”, by William L Alexander, Des Moines, IA,1886, p.705 [Photo is at Vesterheim, Decorah IA];; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_391, Page: 523A, Image: 44, Family History Library Film: 545890; 1880 Census, Roll: 338, Family History Film: 1254338, Page: 512B, Enumeration District: 076, Image: 0847; 1900 Census, Roll: 431, Page: 3B, Enumeration District: 0078, FHL microfilm: 1240431;  Vang parish register #5, born and baptised, p. 7,