WI 53rd Inf Co B. Residence: Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4¼”. Enlisted for one year on 18 Mar 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, all members of the 53rd were transferred into the 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-3,6) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI).