WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1862 at Rushford. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted at Chicago, Illinois, in 1862. Returned to this regiment on 28 Jul 1864. Was sentenced to forfeit all pay and allowances due him and to make good the time lost by desertion. Private. Mustered out 9 Aug 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-15,17; red book vol 24) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 9 Jan 1863)