IA 12th Inf Co G. Born “Finger Reiersen, Engereie” in Eggedal, Sigdal, Norway, about 1824. Civil War: Enlisted Oct 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability (liver disease) in 1863. Post war: He lived at Melby, Douglas County, Minnesota. Died 24 May 1897 in Pope County, Minnesota, where he had gone for medical treatment. Buried in Evansville, Minnesota, Cemetery. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (Obituary, The Evansville Enterprise, 4 Jun 1897; p1 col 4) (Ulvestad p324) (Rokke)