MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: Newburg, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born “Mads Jacobsen” in Fjelberg, Hordaland, Norway, son of Lars Jakobsen Aashem and Siri Madsdatter Sydnæs. He came to America with his parents and three siblings on “Kong Sverre”, which sailed from Bergen aboiut 11 May 1847 and arrived in New York on 21 Jun 1847. They came to Canton Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 30 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Married in 1886 to Anne. In 1890, they were living in Newburg. Sources: (MINN p342) (MCIW p378) (Ulvestad p294) (Naeseth ’47-350) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p150) “Sydnæs, Mads Larsen” “Jacobson, Mads”