IA 21st Inf Co G. Residence: Grand Meadow, Iowa. Born 17 Jul 1841 in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Private. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Mustered 22 Aug 1862 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Re-enlisted 26 Dec 1863. Wounded 17 May 1863, Black River Bridge, Mississippi. Was pronounced dead on the field and left there. Found later and carried to hospital. Moved to hospital at Memphis, Tennessee. Mustered out 15 Jul 1865, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Post war: Became judge of probate in Freeborn County, Minnesota. Lived in Albert Lea. Died 18 Feb 1900. Buried in Lakewood Cemetery. Sources: (ISW-III p492) (FCHS – Albert Lea GAR records)