IA 18th Inf Co A. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 15 Jun 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 7 Aug 1862. Promoted Sergeant, 10 Feb 1863. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jul 1865, Little Rock, Arkansas. Post war: Moved to Walsh County, Dakota Territory, in April 1880. Was living in Grafton, Walsh County, in 1890. Sources: (ISW-III p190) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census) (Ulvestad p 258) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, No. 123 roll 59) “Olson, Nels N.” “Nobin, Nels O.” “Noben, N. O.”