Biography - Harold Lindquist

HAROLD L. LINDQUIST, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Beaver, Iroquois county, Ill., Oct. 12, 1859. His father came over from Sweden in 1852 and became one of the pioneer Swedish settlers in Jamestown, N. Y. Five years later he entered the ministry, serving various churches in this state up to 1867, when he removed to Minnesota. The son, Harold, after attending Folsom's Academy, Minneapolis, determined on following in his father's footsteps and began fitting himself for the ministry at the Swedish Theological Seminary in Chicago. The course completed, he was ordained and has -since labored in the following fields: Oakland, Neb., 1881-82; Stromsburg, Neb., 1883; Des Moines, la., 1884; Red Oak and Essex, la., 1885-87; St. Louis, Mo., 1888-92; Burlington, la., 1893-97; Keokuk, la., 1898-99; Galesburg, 1900 to the present. As pastor at these places Rev. Lindquist has been in the service of the Central Swedish Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Extracted 17 Sep 2016 by Norma Hass from the History of the Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908 by Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, Part 2, Knox County, pages 30-48.

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