US Navy. Born 17 May 1837 in Norway. No War: Enlistment credited to New York. Captain of the Afterguard. Awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic efforts to save from drowning Wellington Brocar, landsman, of the Tallapoosa, off New Orleans on 15 Jul 1866. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 328, 1019)