MN 4th Inf Co I. Residence: Rice County, Minnesota. Born in Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway on 18 Apr 1842, son of Mathias Nielsen Kolkind and Maria Anne Nielsdatter. Came to Pine Lake, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 27 Oct 1861. Mustered 23 Dec 1861. Private. Died of typhoid fever on 12 Jul 1862 in Farmington, Mississippi. Buried in the Corinth Union National Cemetery. Sources: (MINN p217) (MCIW p239) (Naeseth ’47-730) (Ulvestad p312) “Nielsen, Niels” “Kolkind, Niels Nielsen”