MN 2nd Inf Co H. Residence: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Substitute. Mustered 26 Nov 1864. Private. Discharged from the service by order on 1 Jul 1865. Post war: Moved to Ottawa, Griggs County, Dakota Territory, in January 1881. Sources: (MINN p102) (MCIW p141) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Olson, Elef”