IA 6th Inf Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 7 Mar 1841 at Vang, Valders, Norway. Came to America in 1858. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Served three years. Post war: On 8 Dec 1865, he married Kari Skeim (Skaim). In 1878, they moved to Flom Township, Norman County, Minnesota. Later they moved to Moorhead, Minnesota, and still later to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Died 5 Jun 1914. Buried in Wild Rice Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (“The Twin Valley Community Saga”, publ 1986) (“Flom Community Book”) (Ulvestad p312) “Odegaard, Ole”.