WI 18th Inf Co E. Residence: Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 27 Oct 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 23 May 1865 at Albany, New York. Post war: In 1890, Christina is listed as a widow of this man. She is living at Homedahl, Faribault County, Minnesota. Jacob’s death is said to have been caused by asthma. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)