IL 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Nov 1861 at Ottawa. Mustered there on 1 Jan 1862. Private. Discharged from the service on 10 Aug 1862 for disability due to wounds. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p14)