WI 53rd Inf Co D. Residence: Preston, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 42. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6¼”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, he and his company were merged into the WI 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-5,6)