IL 59th Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born 23 Jan 1837 in Avaldsnes, Karmøy, Rogaland, Norway. Grew up in Totland at Moster Bømlo, Norway. Civil War: Cooper. Age 26. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Assigned to the Illinois 89th Regiment and transferred to the 59th. Mustered out 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Post war: Married 1866 in Chicago to Petronella Iverson. Naturalized 12 Oct 1868. Moved 1869 to Greenwood County, Kansas. Died 15 Feb 1924 in Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p53) (Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38481032/elias-larson-totland: accessed 22 June 2023), memorial page for Elias Larson Totland (23 Jan 1837–15 Feb 1924), Find a Grave Memorial ID 38481032) (Illinois, U.S., Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995) (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969) (email, Roald Sjursen, 20 Jun 2023) “Totland, Elias Larson” “Toutland” “Tatland”