WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Mitchell County, Iowa. Born “Knut Gulleiksen Skjerveggen (Knud Gulliksen Skjærvæggen?)” on 4 Dec 1828 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of Gulleik Andersen Skjerveggen and Mari Gulliksdatter Fadnes. He came to America with his mother and two brothers, Anders and Gullik. They sailed on “Augusta”, out of Bergen, which arrived in New York on 29 Jun 1848. They came to the Spring Prairie settlement in Columbia County, Wisconsin. Knud married Ranvei Gulleksdatter Bergstad. Moved to Iowa. Civil War: Age 33. Married. Enlisted for three years on 28 Jan 1862 in Mitchell County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in Union City, Tennessee, in June and in a hospital in Farmington, Mississippi, in July. Became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disability in Cincinnati, Ohio, 9 Sep 1862. Post war: Knud and Ranvei were divorced in 1882. He married on 21 Nov 1883 Mary Sheldy Olson, who had divorced her first husband. In 1886, they were living in Otranto Station, Mitchell County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p144) (Buslett) (Ager p317) (Gjertveit) (XSS Iowa p705) (Naeseth ’48-228)