MN 7th Inf Co E. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born 15 Feb 1843 in Meraker, Norway, son of John Kirkeby Aasen and Kersti. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 8 Feb 1865 in Minnesota. Mustered 11 Feb 1865. Recruit. Private. Musician. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 16 Aug 1865. Post war: Died at age 71 on 2 Apr 1914 in Sverdrup Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Death due to a stroke. Buried at West Pioneer Nidaros Cemetery, in rural Sverdrup Township. Lot NW, block 2, grave 1. Sources: (MINN p342) (MCIW p378) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)