Biography of Charles L. Turnquest
Winona County, MN Biographies

CHARLES L. TURNQUEST, born in Sweden, in 1828, came to America in 1852 and settled in Whiteside county, Illinois, where he remained until 1862, removing to Minnesota, settling in Winona county and buying the property he now occupies. He was married at Fulton, Illinois, to Mary Jonston, by whom he had ten children. He entered the army in 1864, joining the 11th Minn., and was under Thomas in Tennessee and at the battle of Nashville. He remained with his regiment until their muster out of service, when he had received the rank of a non commissioned officer. Mr. Turnquest has always been an active sportsman and has experienced many adventures. He is now engaged in pursuit of the finny tribe, and is shipping large quantities to St. Paul and Chicago, and is making preparations for the opening of a large canning establishment at Minneiska. He had his house and outbuildings swept away by the great storm of 1880, suffering a severe pecuniary loss. He lost his wife in 1879, and his sons have started out in business for themselves, one being in the drug business in Chicago and the other in a sash and door factory.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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