From Fossum Bærk, Ostre Bærum, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: In 1878 at Elk Mound, Dunn County, Wisconsin, he was granted a pension of $4 a month because of chronic diarrhea, which he had contracted during the war. He died of this disease at Elk Mound in 1881. Sources: (Ulvestad p275) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998)