Co K., 1st Reg., 2nd Brigade, Texas State Troops. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born “Ove Torgersen Kjølvik” in 1825 at Kjølvik in Jelsa, Rogaland, Norway, now a part of Suldal kommune. Son of Torger Steinsen KJølvik (1785-1875) and Kristi (Kisti) Ellingsdotter Mehusbygdå (1780-1875). Ove married Johanna Margreta Johannesdotter Nåddland from Ombo (neighbor island) in 1853, and they emigrated in 1854. He remarried in 1881 to Marthes Erickson (d. 1900), who had recently arrived from Norway. The family first lived in La Salle County, Illinois, but then moved to Norse in Bosque County, Texas, where Cleng Peerson gave Ove land in exchange for a home. Civil War: Farmer. Age: 38. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted 6 Aug 1863 at Camp McCullough. Private. Post war: Died at Norse, Bosque County, Texas, 1895. Also “Ove Kjolvig”. Sources: (Ulvestad p275) (Nancy Coleman, email, 19 Jul 2023) (The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Bosque, Texas; Roll: M653_1289; Page: 33; Family History Library Film: 805289) (Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900) (MUSTER ROLL of Captain W. S. Gouldy, Company K, 1st Reg., 2nd Brigade, Texas State Troops.) (Karen Yancy, “Peerson, Cleng,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 19, 2023, Published by the Texas State Historical Association) “Kjølvik, Ove Torgersen” “Kjolvig, Ove”