IL 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Feb 1862. Mustered there. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 27 Feb 1864 at Canton, Mississippi. Re-mustered 7 Mar 1864 at Hebron, Mississippi. Mustered out 22 Jul 1865, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p 16)