IA 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Story County, Iowa. Born 30 Apr 1844 at Etne, Hordaland, Norway, son of Lars Eriksen Grindheim and Magdella Larsdatter Tungesvig. He came to America with his parents and three siblings on “Kong Sverre”, which sailed from Bergen about 11 May 1847 and arrived in New York on 21 Jun 1847. They came to Nettle Creek Township, Grundy County, Illinois. In 1855, they moved to Iowa. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 16 Aug 1862. Mustered 3 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal, 1 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Died in Randall, Hamilton County, Iowa, 22 Jul 1876. Sources: (ISW-V p119) (Ulvestad p265) (Naeseth ’47-343) “Sheldal, Erik L.” “Grindheim, Erik Larsen”