Born in Norway. Civil War: Post war: Lived at Norwegian Grove Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Died 2 Aug 1918, while visiting a son in Seroco, North Dakota. He was 72, death due to pneumonia. Buried in the North Immanuel Lutheran churchyard, in Norwegian Grove. Sources: (Obituary, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, Press, 8 Aug 1918, p 4)