WI 37th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Unmarried. Age 23. Gray eyes, brown hair, flush complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Scott Thompson, Sterling, Vernon County. Mustered the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Mar 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-13; red book vol 42) “Thostenson, Thosten”