IL 4th Cav Co L. Born in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted 4 Sep 1861. Private. Discharged 31 Jan 1862 by order of the war department. Post war: Joined the GAR Seward Post No. 65, North Dakota. Laborer. Lived at Jamestown, North Dakota. Sources: (ND State Archives, GAR Roster vol 1) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)