WI 17th Inf Co C. Born in Norway. Came to America in 1857, settling in Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 6’. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Post war: Married Thora. Moved to Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p52) (Rootsweb. Rita Zentner