US Navy. Residence: Red Wing, Minnesota. Born 2 Feb 1841 at Nerike, Sweden, a son of William Olaf and Ingeborg C. Larson. Attended a military school in Stockholm. Came to America in 1862. Civil War: Enlisted in the Navy at Cairo, Illinois. Served aboard the gunboat “Ibex” until 6 Aug 1865 when he was discharged at Mound City, Illinois. Post war: In 1868 he took a homestead in Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota. Married in 1869 to Charlotta Gustava. Four children. Sources: (DCHS)