WI 17th Inf. Residence: Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born 1827 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 6’. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged 20 Jun 1865. Post war: Joined the GAR post at Wilmot, South Dakota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p435)