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Peter Nissen Linnett
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Birth: 1854, Denmark
Death: 1945

Peter Linnet was born in Gesten Skov. near Lundershov, Denmark. Not much is known about his parents or his childhood, but it is said he was a good listener in school, and when lectures were held, weather religious or otherwise, then Peter was there. When he was old enough, to work, he was given the job of herding cows and caring for them, as he grew older he took care of horses.

He worked in some of the large farms in Denmark. One winter he attended the Askov Folk high school, and this had an influence on his later life. He enlisted in the army and was stationed at Fredericia. After having served in the army he worked on a farm in Mylby. While here, he met Marie Hovberg, and it is told that she was shy and it wasn't easy for Peter to win her favor. Bur during the harvest, it so happened that Marie and Peter worked together in the harvest fields and later they decided t go through life together. They came ot America, and in Chicago they met old friends from Denmark, namely Niels Nielsen fro Gejsing and Ane Iversen fro Gjesten Skov, who had come to Chicago a couple of year earlier. Peter and Marie, however wen to Woodstock Illinois, near Chicago, where they worked on a farm. About this time a Danish Colony had been started in Diamond Lake.

They came to Diamond Lake to farm Niels Nielsen's land. They lived here the first summer. They helped one another, Marie sat on the "pulverizer" and drove the 4 horses, while Peter hauled stones away. One thing they still needed and that was water. They dug a well 90 feet deep, but no water. Then later, further north on the property, by digging just a few feet, they had plenty of water. So, they had to move the barn to the well.

In the fall, they built a small house, and Peter made some furniture. These early Pioneers had many hardships and could manage with very little of material things.

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 Spouse:
  Ann Marie Hauberg Linnett (1861 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Sigrid Amalia Linnet Kruse (1890 - 1986)*
  Harold Aslak Linnett (1891 - 1978)*
  Nis Peter Hauberg Linnett (1895 - 1989)*
  Dagmer Johanne Linnet (1901 - 1980)*
  Dorthea Christine Linnett (1903 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Diamond Lake Cemetery
Lake Benton
Lincoln County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Row 5, Lot 38, Grave 8E
 
Created by: Chris Wimmer
Record added: Oct 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30590652
Peter Nissen Linnett
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Peter Nissen Linnett
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Peter Nissen Linnett
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