|Name at Enlist||Thomas Thompson|
|Birth Name||Thor Thorsen Thorsen Kingeland|
|Other Names||Kingeland, Thos T Kingland|
|Lived||14 Jul 1844 - 13 Feb 1913|
|Birth Place||Vinje, Telemark|
|Residence at Muster-In||Utica, Dane County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||H|
|Rank at Enlistment||Corporal|
|Muster Date||13 Feb 1862|
|Burial Location||West Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery, near Stoughton, WI|
|Mother||Aslaug Alfdatter Wommertvedt|
|Father||Thor Thorbjornsen Kingeland|
|Immigration||9 Aug 1847|
|Spouse||Synneva Sylfestsdatter Fliseram|
|Spouse Lived||17 Feb 1846-22 Aug 1878|
|Married On||28 Jun 1865|
|Marriage Location||Christiana, Dane County, WI|
|2nd Spouse||Gunhild Bergitte Tonnesdatter|
|2nd Spouse Lived||1855- 9 Jul 1939|
|2nd Marriage Date||31 Dec 1882|
|2nd Marriage Location||Dane County, WI|
Thor Thorsen Kingland was born on July 14 (or 15), 1844, in Vinje, Telemark, Norway, the son of Thor Thorbjornsen Kingeland and Aslaug Alfdatter Wommertvedt. He came with his parents and four siblings on Jupiter, which arrived in Boston on August 9, 1847. They came to Christiana Township, Dane County, WI.
Thor enlisted as Thomas Thompson and joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.
The army listed him as living in Utica, Dane County, WI, born in Norway, farmer, age 18, and married. He had brown eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and 5’8½”. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 13, 1862, as a Corporal (Korporal). He was seriously wounded at Stones River, TN, on December 31, 1862, and sent to a hospital in Nashville, TN. He was declared unfit for service and discharged from the service for his wounds on June 10, 1863.
Kingland was married on January 28, 1865 to Synneva Sylfestsdatter. They had at least four children, including Syvert (1866), Tom (1868), Anna (1871), and Osman (1874). Synneva died on August 22, 1878, at age 32. He married his second wife, Gunhild Bergitte Tonnesdatter, who died on July 9, 1939, at age 92. Their children were Amelia (1887), Tommes (1890), and Anna (1892). Thor died in 1913. He and both wives are buried in the West Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery, near Stoughton, WI.
Sources:Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.112; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.576, photo; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.266; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter [Colonel Heg and his boys], Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.193 photo, p311; “Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998; 1905 WI Census, Roll #CSUSAWI1905_6, line 22; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_262; Ron Thompson; 1880 Census, Roll: 1421, Family History Film: 1255421, Page: 262A, Enumeration District: 063; findagrave.com; U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Records, Stoughton, WI, p.42; Wisconsin Marriage Index, Batch #M00342-6, GS Film #1275924, Ref. ID: 01039.