MN Lt Arty 2nd Battery. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born 1831 in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Farmer. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted at Spring Grove. Mustered 2 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with the battery, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Returned to Spring Grove. Married Pauline Knudsdatter on 24 Nov 1870. Three children. Died 9 Aug 1881. Buried at Norwegian Ridge Cemetery north of Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring Grove. Sources: (MINN p797) (MCIW p667) (Buxengard, Jan Lee, Spring Grove Herald, 6 Nov 2002, p 1) “Helgeson, Ole” “Ellingsbraten, Ole”