IA 2/3 Con Inf Co C. Residence: Emmet County, Iowa. Born on 16 Jul 1830 at Fyresdal, Telemark, Norway, son of Knud Hoskulsen Lofthus and Signe Olsdatter Kiland. Came to America with his older brother, also named Ole, in 1849. They came to Perry, Wisconsin and by 1860, were in Emmet County, Iowa. He was married in late 1859 or early 1860 to Turi Larsdatter Trøos (1845-1937). Two children. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted 29 Sep 1864. Mustered 29 Sep 1864. Private. Died 5 Apr 1865 of measles, Beaufort, South Carolina. Buried National Cemetery, Beaufort. Turi sometime later married Tosten Ovesen Berge. Sources: (ISW-I p466) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-3124)