WI 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Christiana, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Blue eyes, g’mixed (sic) hair, fair complexion, 5’7¾”. Enlisted for one year on 27 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865, at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, all members of the 53rd were transferred into the 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-4,6)