SD 1st Inf Co D. Residence: Canton, South Dakota. Private. Born 15 Aug 1872 at Hardanger, Norway, son of Ole Eidsness and Oline, both of Bergen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 26. Entered the service on 14 May 1898 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Private. Died of typhoid fever in a hospital in Manila, The Philippines, on 27 Mar 1899. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, lot 14, block 1, grave 8. Sources: (Ulvestad p277) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lincoln County) “Eidsness, Askel O.”