Seeking information on Herman Quist born 23 July 1849 in Calmer (Kalmar?) Sweden the son of John P. Quist. With his father's permission he sailed as a cabin boy at age 11. At the age of 14 he became a seaman on American ships until his retirement in 1903 at Staten Island NY. He married Louisa Gritz and had children: Robert T. born Sept 1877 Brooklyn NY, Herman (Harman), John, Joseph, and Florence. In 1910 he revisited Sweden. Captain Herman Quist died 19 July 1942 in Staten Island NY.