IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born 13 Jun 1842 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of David Andersen Nyre and Sigrid Isaksdatter Nyre. He, his parents and four siblings came from Voss, sailing on the “Kong Sverre”, out of Bergen, reaching New York on 30 Jun 1845. They went first to Boone County, Illinois and then to Mitchell County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 21 Jun 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Buried Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; section 2, grave 428. Ole’s elder brother Andrew Davidson served in a Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery. Sources: (ISW-III p1155) (Naeseth ’45-146) “Nyre, Ole Davidsen”