MN 1st Inf Co A. Born in Norway, about 1849. Civil War: Age 16. Enrolled 7 Mar 1865. Private. Served four months and seven days. Discharged from the service 14 Jul 1865. Post war: Moved to Fargo, Dakota Territory, Jun 1867. Carpenter and joiner. Joined GAR Post 44 at Fargo on 22 Feb 1884. Sources: (Fargo Index, Civil War Veterans, 1885 Census, Dakota Territory, p141.) (Fargo GAR Post records)