BERGH, John J.

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Bloomingdal, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born 1842 in Oiers Prestegjeld, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Came to America in 1853 to Coon Prairie, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin, and mustered at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 14 Sep 1862. Private. “This man, a Norwegian by birth, has proven himself a good and true soldier. Has never been absent but once and then sick for five months after our miserable existence on the Yazoo River. He has been in all the battles and marches of the regiment and has never been known to falter or flinch in any occasion whatever.”; a citation in the soldier’s record. Post war: In 1880, he moved to the Red River Valley near Hillsboro. In 1892, he moved to Hendrum, Minnesota. He died in 1904 of diabetes. Sources: (WHS red book vol 30) (Ulvestad p271) (Rootsweb, Norwegian Obituaries) “Berg, John J”

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