ND 1st Inf Co C. From Sondfjord, Norway. Spanish-American War: Enlisted from Grafton, North Dakota. Private. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Near Paete, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 12 Apr 1899, he singlehanded and alone defended his dead and wounded comrades against a greatly superior force of the enemy. Post war: Said in 1907 to be in Alaska. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 380, 1020) (Ulvestad p329)