WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 23. Enlisted for three years on 15 Dec 1861 at Decorah and mustered in Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disease, 6 Oct 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio. Post war: Married in 1866 to Karen Olesdatter. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p92) (Buslett p519) (Ager p308) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)