IA 7th Inf Co B. Residence: Mitchell, Iowa. Born 29 Jul 1832 in Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Enlisted 8 Jul 1861. Mustered 24 Jul 1861. Private. Taken prisoner 7 Nov 1861, Belmont, Missouri. Exchanged Jan 1863. Re-enlisted & re-mustered 5 Jan 1864. Married on 31 Jan 1864 at Northwood, Iowa, to Mathia Amundson (1845-1931). Eight children. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Came from Iowa to Caledonia, Traill County, North Dakota, in June 1879. Said to be suffering a “disease of the eyes”. Died 6 Oct 1906 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (ISW-I p982) (1885 Dakota Territorial Census, Traill County Veterans, p138) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Johnson, Knute” “Wigen, Knute”