Nelson Linquist Source: History of Steuben County, IN (1885) p.509 Nelson Linquist was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1826, a son of Peter and Inga (Lumstrum) Linquist. In 1850 he came to the United States and located in Steuben County, where he worked three years at the blacksmith's trade. He bought 150 acres of land, paying for it in installments. When he had finished paying for his land he was entirely without money, but he went to work with a determined will, and although the future was not bright, he overcame all obstacles and has accumulated a good property. He has cleared and cultivated his land and erected a good residence and substantial farm buildings. When he left the old country he had to borrow the money to pay his passage, but this indebtedness was soon paid, and a commencement of future prosperity and a home made. Mr. Linquist was married in 1859 to Mary A. Kale, only daughter of James and Bridget (Flynn) Kale, her father a native of Canada, and her mother of Ireland. They have one daughter - Ella. Mr. Linquist is one of a family of seven children - Peter, of this county; Andrew, of Nebraska; Laas, a soldier in the old country; Nelson, Eleanor, Hannah and Bertha in Sweden. Mrs. Linquist's two brothers died in the war of the Rebellion. James was a member of the One Hundredth Indiana Infantry, and died in the hospital at Memphis. John enlisted from Burr Oak, Iowa, and died in one of the hospitals of the Western army.