WI 50th Inf Co B. Residence: Jefferson, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Hermundsen Offerdal” on 4 Sep 1843 in Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Hermund Olsen Offerdal and Kirsti Andersdatter Sjøbakken. They came to America on the “Juno”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 18 Jun 1846. They settled in the Koshkonong area of Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Gray eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Feb 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-3,12) (Naeseth ’46-71) “Natwick, Ole”