Residence: Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Came to America from Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enrolled 11 Oct 1861. Mustered 4 Nov 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 11 Feb 1862. Discharged from the service with his regiment on 2 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p137) (MCIW p184) (Ulvestad p279)