WI 45th Inf Co B. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born 15 Jan 1831 at Vestre Slidre, Norway, a son of Knud Olsen and Berit Samsonsdatter. Came to America in 1857. Married 29 Jan 1860 to Inge Tostensdatter, who was born 5 Dec 1825 at Snortumseie, Vestre Slidre. Civil War: Age 35. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted at age 34 for one year on 7 Oct 1864 at Liberty. Mustered 4 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Died 6 Mar 1880 at Gjerpen, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Buried in Valders, Wisconsin, in the west cemetery of Faith Lutheran church; stone reads “15 Feb 1831 – 7 Mar 1880”. Ole and Inge Tolstad had five daughters: Berit (Oluf) Olsen; Gjertrud (Knud) Anderson; Inga Marie; Caroline; and Ingeborg Tonette (Edward) Bendixen. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-3; red book vol 50) (Ulvestad p336) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (email from great great grandaughter Gail Ann Riedesel, Davenport, Iowa) (Hedberg)