FENNE, Peter

WI 5th Inf Co I. Residence: Wiota, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Born 6 Dec 1823 in Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of Peder Ivarsen Lie and Inger Olsdatter Jernes. He came to America on the “Statsraad Vogt”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 8 Aug 1845. Married Eli Gulleiksdatter Kinne (1819-1857). Four children. Married again on 28 Dec 1857 to Randevei Olavsdatter Kinden. Twelve children. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Aug 1864 at Wiota. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Recruit. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Post war: Moved to Dows, Iowa. Took the name Fenne. Operated a grist mill. He died 18 Nov 1897 in Dows, Iowa, and was buried in Otis Grove Lutheran Cemetery in Dows. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 19; 26-1; red book vol 10b p304) (Ulvestad p280) (Naeseth ’45-767) “Grove, Peder Pedersen”