RUKKE, Sever Christiansen

MN 6th Inf Co I. Residence: South Bend, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Born 30 Aug 1842 in Rukkedalen, Hallingdal, Norway. Brother of Civil War soldier Nels C. Rukke. Came to America with his parents and siblings on the “Skulda”, which sailed from Drammen and reached New York on 16 Jul 1845. Civil War: Age 20. Enrolled 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Oct 1862. Private. Died 9 Dec 1864 in a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (MINN p312) (MCIW p344) (Ulvestad p325) (Naeseth ’45-639) “Rukke, Syver”