ORNIS, John Hansen

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Vermont township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 18 Feb 1829 in Hafslo, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Married. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4¾”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company on 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Post war: Died 9 Nov 1910 in Vermont township, buried in Vermont Lutheran Cemetery, Black Earth, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p156) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Great granddaughter Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) “Urnes, Johannes H.”