IA 16th Inf Co H. Residence: Freeport, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born about 1841 in Norway, the son of Tosten Olson. Came to America in 1844. The Olson family settled in Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Ole Thompson moved to Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, and worked in a store. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 5 Feb 1862. Mustered 10 Mar 1862. Private. Died of disease 22 Jun 1862, Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (ISW-II p1188) (“North Dakota, History and People”, publ., The S.J.Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago, 1917, vol III p597)