IA 23rd Inf Co A. Residence: Story City, Iowa. Born in Etna, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 30 Jul 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 26 Jul 1865, Harrisburg, Texas. Came back from war blind. Married after the war to Cecilia Hanson (also from Etna area). They had nine children. In 1885, Christ Torkelson was living in Roland, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p766) (XSS Iowa p352) (Grand daughter Clarice Torkelson Collins, Mason City, Iowa) (Ulvestad p337)