WI 17th Inf Co B. Residence: Preston, Trempeauleau County, Wisconsin. Born 31 May 1843 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31 Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”. Enrolled for one year on 5 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Gulick Oleson of Preston. Private. “Improperly assigned, never reported to Co.” Discharged from the service 24 May 1865. Post war: Married to Malena C. Died 17 Jul 1896 at Center Point, South Dakota, at age 53. Buried in Meldahl Lutheran Cemetery, Irene, South Dakota, lot 63, grave 6. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13; red book vol 22, p38) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Yankton County)