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Elias M. Lindquist
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Elias M. Lindquist, a pioneer, was born in Dalsland, Sweden, January 3, 1841, there grew to manhood and married Sarah Jonasdatter who was born September 9, 1842. He came to the United States in 1869, and lived for a short time in Wisconsin, then locating in Minnesota and working on farms near St. Peter. In 1870 he was joined by his wife and his daughter, Laura. That year he secured the rights of Christopher Anderson Setra to a homestead of eighty acres in section 6 Hawk Creek township. He perfected the title to this property and there farmed for many years. Like the other pioneers they lived first in a dugout and later in a more [pretentious] dwelling. They underwent all the privations of pioneer life and in time were enabled to see all their children well established in life.
Mr. and Mrs. Lindquist have had eight children: Laura, Josephine, John, Evelina (deceased), Mary, Anna (deceased), Ida and Samuel.
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