WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Rush River, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years 7 Oct 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 30 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 17 Dec 1862 in Mississippi. Company commander wrote on his final muster roll that he was “Worthless as a soldier”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p14)