IA 7th Cav Co H. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Valders, Norway, 17 Dec 1846. Came to America in 1848. Settled in Winneshiek County about 1852. Civil War: Enlisted 1863 and served three years. Private. Post war: In 1874, married Thea M. Christianson. Six children. Lived at Slayton, Minnesota. Held various county offices. Elected to the Minnesota Legislature in 1885. Sources: (“History of the Scandinavians in the United States” by O. N. Nelson, Publ. in Minneapolis, 1893. p554)