QUALES, Nils T.

IL 1st Lt Arty Battery B. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born “Niles Theodore Quales” in Kinservik, Hardanger, Norway, in 1831. His parents were Torgils Johnsen Øvrequale and Guri Torgilsdatter Tjoflat. Came to America to Chicago in 1859. Civil War: Farrier. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Aug 1861. Artificer. Was first an artilleryman; then he became a hospital assistant. Discharged from the service 1 (?) Feb 1863. Supernumerary. Post war: He lived in Chicago, Illinois. Became a physician and a promoter of charitable institutions in Chicago. He was connected with what is believed to be the first retirement home for aged and indigent men and women. Dr. Quales died in 1914. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p19) (Ulvestad p323) (Norlie, Olaf Morgan “History of the Norwegian People in America”, publ 1925, p133) (VGC Scandinaven 27 May 1914) “Kvale, Nils” “Quales, Niles”

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