IA 32nd Inf Co B. Born 14 Oct 1842 at Hallingdal, Norway. Came to Worth County, Iowa, in 1856, likely from Wisconsin. Lived at Bristol, Worth County. Lived near Lake Mills, Iowa. Civil War: Age 19. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Mustered 11 Sep 1862 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865 at Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Married Pernille Pedersdatter Reinsmoen. Moved to Grand Forks County, Dakota Territory, in May 1880. Died 19 Mar 1909. Buried in Worth County. Sources: (ISW v 5 p72) (Walk) (Ulvestad p293) (photo Atlas of Worth County, 1913, section 3 p26) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census)