John Lind, who since 1891 has made his home on Grand Island, being there successfully engaged in fruit-raising, is a native of Sweden, his birth there occurring May 21, 1848. His parents were also natives of that land and there he was reared and educated, remaining in Sweden until he had attained his majority, when, attracted by the business possibilities and opportunities of the new world, he sailed for America. This was in the year 1870. He spent some time in the states of Iowa and Mississippi and in 1874 came to California, having since been a resident of the Golden state. He went first to San Francisco, where he was employed in various ways until 1891 when he came to Grand Island and has since engaged in agricultural pursuits, investing the money which had accrued through his industry and economy, in land on the island. He has since devoted his attention to its improvement and cultivation with good results, annually harvesting fine crops and thus adding year by year to his income.

Mr. Lind was married March 24, 1893, to Miss Emma C. Olson, also a native of Sweden, and they have four children, of whom three are living: Lewlie H., Olga L., and Walter E.

The home place comprises seventy-one acres of land and has been acquired entirely through the careful management and unfaltering labor of Mr. Lind, who justly merits the praise which is indicated by the term "a self-made man." He is very successful now in his chosen field of work and is engaged in the raising of fine Bartlett pears, apricots and peaches. He also follows general farming. Politically he is an advocate of Republican principles, believing the platform of the party contains the best elements of good government, and fraternally he is connected with the Odd Fellows lodge at Isleton.

Source: History of the New California - Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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