WI 51st Inf Co K. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, fair hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Drafted. Enrolled and mustered 25 Feb 1865 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out on 4 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Returned to his farm near Mt. Horeb. Married to Anne Anderson. Died 1902. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 198-11) (Letter from his grandson, Maurice Ranum, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin) “Torgersen, Elef”