Residence: Ostrander, Minnesota. Born 7 Dec 1837 near Stavanger, Norway. Came to America at age nine with his parents, to Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Went to Minnesota and acquired a farm at Ostrander. Indian War: Private. Enlisted early and served against the Indians. Post war: Married in 1864. Elected to the Minnesota legislature in 1887. Sources: (“History of the Scandinavians in the United States”, by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p423) (Ulvestad p289).