MN 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: Lake Prairie, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born “Anders Eliassen” on 21 Mar 1847 in Svartnes, Balsfjord, Troms, Norway, a son of Elias Anderson Svartnes and Beate Lavine Hemmingsdatter. Came to America in August 1863 on the vessel “Sleipner”. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 16 Nov 1863. Mustered 16 Dec 1863. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 1 Dec 1865. Post war: Married at Willmar, Minnesota, on 17 Oct 1868 to Anna Johanna Hansdatter. He died 21 Aug 1923 at Willmar and is buried at East Lake Lillian, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p715) (MCIW p554) (great-granddaughter Mrs. Robert Hookom, Willmar, Minnesota)