IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Michigan City, Michigan. Born 14 Jan 1839 in Stavanger, Norway. Came to America in 1850 to Freedom, Illinois. Civil War: Saddler. Age 24. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jul 1862 at Chicago, Illinois. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois, as a Corporal. Mustered out 9 Jun 1865 at Washington. Final discharge at Chicago, Illinois, on 1 Jul 1865. Post war: On 10 Dec 1867, he married Julia Jenson. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p72) (Michigan Historical Society, Adjutant General’s report, vol 45 p298) (VGC Visergutten, 4 Apr 1918)