DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Born in Norway. Enlisted Feb 1862 at age 22. Private. Served in the Indian wars from 1862 to 1865. Post war: Came from Iowa to Traill County, Dakota Territory, in June 1878. Lived in Clay County, South Dakota. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099) (Traill County Veterans Index, 1885 Dakota Territorial Census, p138) (Ulvestad p320).