IL 59th Inf Co H. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1863 at Aurora. Mustered the same day at Springfield, Illinois. Private. Sick at Nashville, Tennessee. Discharged from the service 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p47)