Born 1844 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, of parents who had come from Norway. Civil War: Enlisted at age 19. Private. Took part in seven battles. Was made a Second Lieutenant. Post war: He lived in Renville County in Beaver Falls. Became a school administrator. Married in 1867 to Julia Iverson. Children. Sources: (“History of the Scandinavians in the United States”, by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p325).