WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Corporal. Discharged from the service at Stevenson, Alabama, 26 Aug 1863, by order of Major General Halleck, so he could return to Norway to claim an inheritance. He hired a substitute, Hubbard Hammock, to take his place. Entered in Roll of Honor on 14 Feb 1865. Post war: Went back to his childhood home in Gudvangen, Voss, Norway, and ran a hotel. Died in 1906. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p16, blue book vol 20 p14) (Buslett p350) (Ulvestad p263) (Ager p291) (Gjertveit) (Meeker)