WI 8th Inf Co K. Residence: Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4¼”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Sep 1861 at Racine and mustered 17 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was in battles at Frederickstown, Missouri, 21 Oct 1861; New Madrid, Missouri, and Mississippi River Island No. 10, during April 1862; Farmington, Mississippi, 9 May 1862; and Corinth, Mississippi, 28 May 1862. Discharged from the service 24 Jan 1863 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13, p186)