Toensing and The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873 list his middle initial as S. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1873 lists both S. and L.
He moved to Wabasha, Minnesota in 1867. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1870 but left in 1871 due to ill health. He was back in Wabasha, Minnesota in 1872.
His party affiliation was provided by The Fifteenth Legislature of Minnesota, 1873, p. 39.