IL 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Ottawa. Mustered there on 1 Feb 1862. Private. Mustered out on 24 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p16)