From Mandal, Norway. Revolutionary War: Served under John Paul Jones aboard the “Bonhomme Richard”. Later served on the “Alliance” and on the “Ariel”. Believed to have died at the U.S. Naval Asylum in Philadelphia on 12 Jul 1851. Sources: (Bergmann, Leola Nelson, “Americans from Norway”, publ. 1950 by J.B.Lippincott Co. p28) (Anderson, Rasmus B., “The First Chapter of Norwegian Immigration 1821-1840”, publ 1896, p26)