IL 55th Inf Co C. Residence: Durand, Illinois. Born in Haugen, Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1861. Mustered 31 Oct 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Killed in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, [6-7 Apr 1862] Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p12) (Ulvestad p290)