WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: St. Lawrence, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born 22 Aug 1838 at Vasrud, Oiers Prestegjeld, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, a son of Gudmund Olsen Sonstehage and Kari Torgersdatter Hole. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 4 Dec 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Designated Corporal. Appointed Sergeant on 1 Feb 1862. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 7 Oct 1863, also 28 Nov 1863. Wounded in a hand at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 21 Jun 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga on 10 Feb 1865. Post war: Died at St. Lawrence 21 Apr 1867. A stone reading “John Wasrud –1867” is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. I Row 15, Scandinavia, Waupaca County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p126) (Buslett p611) (Ager p316) (Ulvestad p262) (Gjertveit) (email 16 Oct 2002 from Shirley Wasrud Johnson shirleyj@athenet.net) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com) “Waserud, John” “Wasrud, John”