WI 50th Inf Co K. Residence: Strong’s Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin. Born 2 Feb 1847 in Faaberg, Gudbrandsdal, Norway, a son of Arne Rustad. Came to America in 1859, first to Muskego, Racine County, Wisconsin; then to Portage City, and finally to Adams County. Civil War: Blacksmith. Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 6′. Enlisted for one year on 8 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Transferred here to the 50th from the WI 53rd Inf. Post war: In 1871, he married Emilie Erickson. They moved to Ottertail County, Minnesota. In 1898, they moved to Norge, James City County, Virginia. He died 17 Nov 1940. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-11,13) (VGC, Decorah Posten, 24 Jan 1941)