MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co M. Residence not shown. Born “Bernt Mathias Tønnesen Søndland” Herad, Vest-Agder, Norway, son of Tønnes Mognsen Søndland and Guro Elene Johnsdatter. He married Sara Christine Nielsdatter. He came to America with his wife and three children on “Helvetia”, sailing from Farsund by way of St.John, Newfoundland, and reaching New York on 7 Aug 1848. He came to Christiana Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. His wife and two children died. He married on 18 Feb 1851 Maria Hansdatter Dokka, widow of Halvor Johnsen Dokka. Civil War: Age 44. Enrolled 14 Feb 1865. Mustered 20 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Post war: He died 26 Mar 1900. Sources: (MINN p623) (MCIW p639) (Ulvestad p334) (Naeseth ’48-1155) “Thompson, Bernt”.