Thirty-seven years ago Ingemar Lind came to Crawford county and he has ever since been closely connected with its agricultural interests. He is now the owner of a valuable farm of two hundred and forty acres and has acquired a standing as one of the representative men of the county.
He was born in Sweden, June 10, 1849, a son of Nils I. and Ingri M. Lind, both of whom were born in Sweden. They came to America in 1857, and spent three years in Chicago, after which they made their home for fourteen years in Monroe county, Wisconsin, moving in 1874 to Crawford county, Iowa. Here they continued during the remainder of their lives, the mother being called away in August, 1900, and the father in January, 1905.
Ingemar Lind was their only child. He came with them to the United States at the age of eight years and received his education in the public schools of Chicago and Wisconsin. He continued with his parents until after their deaths and Since reaching manhood has diligently applied himself to agriculture and stockraising. He is now the owner of two hundred and forty acres of land on Section 1, Otter Creek township, and forty acres in Sac county, Iowa. He engages extensively in the cultivation of grain and also in feeding stock, both branches of his business proving very profitable. Being an excellent judge of stock, Mr. Lind is seldom in error as to the value of an animal and he usually succeeds in obtaining the highest prices that are quoted in the market.
In October, 1881, Mr. Lind was united in marriage to Miss Brita Thurnstrom, a native of Sweden and a daughter of Carl P. and Brita K. Thumstrom, both of whom were also born in that country. They came to America in 1889 and located in Crawford county, Iowa, the father passing away here August 23, 1903, and the mother on March 26, 1909. There were four children in their family.
Nine children came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lind, namely: Hannah, who was born February 20, 1883, and is the wife of Alfred Danielson, of Sac county, Iowa; Nels, who was born February 13, 1884, and is a mail carrier of Kiron Iowa; Charles P., born July 9, 1885, living at home; Mary M., who was born September 30, 1886, and died August 6, 1888; Lydia, who was born February 19, 1888, and is now the wife of S. W. Lundstrom, of Crawford county; Mary M., born December 1, 1889; George, born January 28, 1893; John, born January 23, 1895, and Esther, born February 23, 1897, all of whom are at home.
Mr. Lind has from his youth been accustomed to work, having early been taught by his parents the importance and value of labor. He has applied himself to excellent advantage and enjoys a measure of prosperity which he richly merits, as it is the direct result of his own efforts. He and his wife are identified with the Lutheran church and politically he supports the republican party. He is a good friend of education and has served most acceptably for two terms as a member of the school board.
Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.