LARSEN, Oliver

US Navy. Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born 4 May 1837 at Stavanger, Norway. Said to have come to America to Keokuk, Iowa, in 1851, with an…

LARSEN, A. L.

US Navy. Born in Sweden. First World War: Went down in the naval patrol boat “Tampa”, sunk 26 Sep 1918 in the Bristol Channel off…

KNUDSON, W.

US Navy. First World War: Acting Machinist. Believed to have gone down in the naval patrol boat “Tampa”, sunk 26 Sep 1918 in the Bristol…

KAHRS, Ditmar

US Navy. Born 27 May 1842 in Norway. Civil War: “Served 26 years in the American Navy.” Post war: He became a farmer in Iowa…

IRWIN, Nicholas

US Navy. Born 1833 in Denmark. Civil War: Enlisted from New York. Awarded the Medal of Honor for action on board the “U.S.S. Brooklyn” during…

GLUNDBERG, William O.

US Navy. Residence: Tacoma, Washington. Born 23 Mar 1919 in Drammen, Norway. Came to America in 1925. Married in 1942 to Genevieve. Second World War:…

GJERTSEN, Emily

US Navy. Residence: Seattle, Washington. Born 12 Sep 1919 in Bremanger, Norway, to Ole and Ellen Gjertsen. Came to America while a child. Earned a…

FINDAL, Hans Isaksen

Born 25 Sep 1844 at Bamble, Telemark, son of Isak Hansen Findal and Ingeborg Maria Hansdatter. He came to America with his parents and four…

EDMONSON, Emmanuel

US Navy. Born Tonsberg, Norway. Tooki the name Edmonson after arriving in America. Civil War: Seaman. Served US Navy from 1862. Left arm amputated after…

EDMONSON, George

US Navy. Born “Jørgen ?” in Tonsberg, Norway. Took name Edmonson after arriving in America. Civil War: Seaman. Served US Navy from 1858 into 1865.…

DRUSTRUP, Neils

US Navy. Born 17 Oct 1876 in Denmark. Mexican War: Enlisted from Pennsylvania. Lieutenant. Awarded the Medal of Honor for meritorious service under fire on…
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