Biography of Rev. Nels A. Quammen
Eureka, Dakota County, MN Biographies

Rev. Nels A. Quammen was born in Bergen district, Norway, March 13th, 1839. When a child of eight years, came to America with his parents and settled in Dane county, Wisconsin. Here he was reared and first attended the public school, afterward pursued his studies at the Madison high school, then in the Lutheran college at Decorah, Iowa, finally completed his course at Concordia college at St. Louis, Missouri, from which he graduated with honors in the class of 1866, and was ordained in 1866, at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He at once accepted his present charge at Eureka, where he has since made his home, has now the charge of his original church, the Christian Lutheran church, the Valley Grove congregation at Wheeling, Rice county, the Zion church at Faribault, the Fox Lake congregation of Rice county, and visits others when time and opportunity permit. Rev. Quammen preaches in Scandinavian, German and English, and is also thoroughly conversant with the dead languages. Married in 1866, to Miss Margaret L. Bolstad. Their children are: Maria J., Ingelborg L., Albert G. and Clara M., all of whom are at home.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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