Colonel Teaquist, aka Svante Albert Abrahamsson, was born 11
January 1866 in the parish of Åsle in Skaraborgs län
in Sweden. He emigrated with his mother and older brother and
two sisters in August of 1870 to join his father who had come
earlier. They lived one year in Green Bay, Wisconsin and about
five years near Manchester, Iowa before coming to a farm in Wheeler
Township, Sac County, Iowa. He was the local auctioneer for 50
years from 1886 to 1936. He died on 26 February 1958 in Odebolt.
He is buried in the Odebolt Cemetery.