MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: Preble, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born 1835 in Norway, likely near Trondheim. Married Martha Rottum. They came to America in 1861. Civil War: Age 27. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 24 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service per order 25 Mar 1865. Post war: The couple settled in the Highland Prairie area. Died 25 Apr 1909. Sources: (MINN p341) (MCIW p378) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p150) (Bruce Larson, Minneapolis, Minnesota)