WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: De Soto, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Lyster, Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jan 1862 at Vernon, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 20 Aug 1862. Killed in action by gunshot in the battle of New Hope Church, near Dallas, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10,18; red book vol 20 p118) (Buslett p570) (Ager p310) (Meeker) (Ulvestad p320; p341).