Ingemar was born in 1849 in Njurunda parish in Västernorrlands län in Sweden. This area is known as Medelpad province. He came to America in 1857 as a young boy with his parents Nils Ingemar Lind and Ingri Magdalena Mattsdotter. His parents farmed north of Kiron and are buried in the Bethel Cemetery.
Brita came to Kiron in 1881 from Medelpad also. Her parents, a brother, and a sister came later. Ingemar and Brita operated a farm near Kiron. Their children were: Hannah, Nils, Charles, Mary, Lydia, Mary Magdalen, George, John, and Esther. Ingemar and Brita are buried in the Kiron Cemetery.