US Navy. Born 8 Apr 1875 in Norway. No War: Enlisted from New York. Chief Machinist’s Mate. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the “U.S.S. North Dakota”, on 8 Sep 1910, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during a fire on board that vessel. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 403, 1022)