Pre- World War I Olaf Hoie in service
My great-uncle Olaf Hoie Høye or Høie)immigrated to US from Rendalen, Norway in 1881, along with the rest of his family.He was 14, born in 1867.They homesteaded in Clark County, SD.
I know he was alive in the 1930's, as a family picture with my mother shows him visiting.He was lean, wore a suit and looked to be in good health.
I am puzzled.I have never been able to find him in the US Census.
The family history says Olaf "made the military his career."
I believe he was in the Army, rather than the Navy, although that's just a guess.(His father, Simen, was a Sergeant in the army before they left Norway.)
Is there a database of Army records that would be the appropriate place to find him?He may have enlisted as early as age 16 or 18, I guess, 1883 to 1885?