Engebretson Christine Miss
Engebretson Olea Mrs.
Engebretson Olaf Mrs.
Engehagen Iver P.
Engelien John Mrs.
Engen Gunder Mrs.
Engen Lars H.
Engen Laura Miss
Engen Martin A.
Engen Ole Johanneson
Engen Robert H.
Engen Robert Mrs.
Enger Hans H.
Enger Hans Erickson
Enghagen Bernt I.
Enghagen Iver P. (see Engehagen above)
Enghagen Peter J.
Ensteness Anna Brovold
ANTON ENGEBRETSON: (ELVERUM)
"Anton Engebretson, a brief mention of whose death was made in the Herald last week, passed away at his home in the village Monday evening, December 8, 1924. Deceased, who lived to a ripe old age, had been in frail health for several years past but was always able to be about. He had suffered a sick spell a few days preivous to his death but had recovered sufficiently to be around again. On Monday evening he retired as usual but in a few minutes he had peacefully passed away.
Anton Engebretson was one of the early settlers in Trempealeau County. He was born April 11, 1843, in Elverum, Norway and came to this country in July, 1868. As he had relations living in Trempealeau County in the community now known as Vossee Coulee, he also settled there, buying a homestead right from a party. The year following his settling here he was united in marriage to Miss Olea Johanson. Together they built up a fine home and lived there until in 1898 when he sold the farm to his sons John and Martin and bought a smaller farm near Blair. Ten years ago he retired from active farm work and sold his farm at Blair and moved to Taylor where he resided until his death.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Engebretson, namely: John and Martin of Vosse Coulee, Martha (Mrs. Sever Hanson, deceased) and Olaf, who resides in Taylor.
Besides the three children who survive him he is also survived by his aged wife, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held ast Friday at one o'clock from the home in Taylor and at two o'clock at the Trempealeau Valley church, Rev. Sweger officiating. A large concourse of sorrowing neighbors and friends were in attendance at the funeral to pay their last respects to the departed. Miss Olga Jonsrude and Mrs. A.E. Skutley rendered a beautiful duet.
In the passing of Mr. Engebretson we again lose one of those sturddy old pioneers who have made this community what it is today - transformed a wilderness into prosperous farms and villages. He wa a faithful member of the church. He was not only faithful to his church but just as faithful in believing that it was his duty as a Christian to do the will of the Master at all times. He was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need--both in acts of kindness and in words." THE TAYLOR HERALD - December 19, 1924
MRS. OLEA ENGEBRETSON: (ELVERUM)
"Mrs. Olea Engebretson passed away at her home in the village of Taylor early Saturday morning, June 12, 1926, death being due to heat failure and infirmities of old age, deceased being 85 years and some over eight months old at the time of her death. For the past year she has been getting gradually weaker. Kindly hands have administered to her every want but of no avail.
Olea Johanson Opberget was born in Elverum, Norway on September 25, 1840. She spent her girlhood days in Norway and came to this country in the summer of 1869. On December 27, 1869 she was united in marriage to Anton Engebretson. To this union four children were born, John and Olaf Engebretson who reside in Taylor, Martin of the Town of Pigeon and Mrs. Syvert Hanson who preceded her in death on March 25, 1917. Her husband also preceded her in death and passed away December 5, 1924. Fifteen grandchildren also survive her.
Following her marriage to Mr. Engebretson she resided in Vosse Coulie until in 1898 when they purchased a smaller farm near Blair where they resided until in 1905 when they moved to Taylor.
Funeral services were held Monday from the Trempealeau Valley Lutheran church of which she has been a lifelong member. Rev. Ssweger conducted the services. An inspiring song was sung by the church choir. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, testifying to the high esteem in which the departed was held. The services were also largely attended by old neighbors and friends.
She was an earnest Christian woman, one whose religious faith was evidenced in all the days of her life. She stood very high in the estimation of her the people of her home community and she was a devoted wife and mother and one of the most obliging of neighbors." THE TAYLOR HERALD - June 18, 1926
MISS CHRISTINE ENGEBRETSON - (LILLEHAMMER)
"Miss Christine Engebretson died at her home in this village Friday, December 25th, of the infirmities of old age. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Simon Olson of this place and was born in Lillehammer, Norway, May 7, 1834. The funeral was held from the U.L. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A.J. Orke officiating." THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - December 31, 1914
MRS. OLAF ENGEBRETSON: (REDALEN)
"Mrs. Olaf A. Engebretson, 85, former Taylor resident, died at Oakmanor Nursing Home at Oskosh Saturday afternoon. She had been a resident there about two years. Prior to that she had lived in rest homes at Menasha and Appleton.
The former Hilda Amalia Sather was born October 12, 1876 in Redalen, Norway, daughter of Peter Sather and Julinne Kongelstad Sather and came to the United States in 1900.
She was married August 3, 1905. Her husband, who died June 6, 1952, operated a hardware store in Taylor.
Survivors are three sons, Agnus P., Neenah; Joseph O., Rockford, Ill., and Olaf H., Westport. Conn; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Enger inn Norway and Mrs. Pauline Dahl, Chicago; one brother, Ivar Sather, New Westminister, B.C., Canada; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild."
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Trempealeau Valley Lutheran Church, the Rev. V.O. Aaker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery." THE BLAIR PRESS - December 21, 1961
MRS. JOHN ENGELIEN:
"Mrs. John Engelien, 85, French Creek, died early Thursday (September 29, 1960) at a LaCrosse hospital. She had fractured a hip earlier, and last Sunday she suffered stroke.
Mrs. Engelien, the former Gunhild Baalrud was born in Hadeland, Norway, March 12, 1875, and came to the United State with her parents when she was 14 years old.
She married John O. Engelien in 1895 and the couple farmed in Upper French Creek. Engelien died in 1952.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Theodore Fosse, Franklin; Mrs. Carl Olson, Avoca; Mrs. Jerome Kopecky, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson, West Salem; three sons Arthur, Gary, Indiana; Oliver, Upper French Creek; and Carl, on the home farm; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. A son, Enoc, died in March.
Services were held at French Creek Lutheran church Saturday and burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. H.A. Lease officiated. Devotions were held at the Runnestrand Funeral chapel Friday evening." THE BLAIR PRESS - October 6, 1960
CHRISTIAN ENGEBRETSON: (SUNDERLAND)
"Christian Engebretson, died at his home in Pigeon Falls, Wisconsin, Apri 2, 1910. He wuld have been 92 years old had lived until the 17th of July next. Mr. Engebretsn was born in Sunderland (Sondre Land?), Norway, July 17, 1818, and came to America in 1860, settling with his family in Coon Valley, where he resided about ten years, then removed to the town of Pigeon and located on a farm upon which he lived up to the time of his death. He leaves besides an aged wife a son and daughter, Ed, who residents on the home farm and Mrs. Iver Hagen of Pigeon Falls. The funeral was held at the Synod Church at Pigeon Falls yesterday, Re. Bamberg oficiating. Deceased brother, Ole Home of Coon Valley, was present at the funeral." THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - April 7, 1910
EMBRET ENGEBRETSON: (NORWAY)
"Embret Engebretson passed away at his home here Wednesday, January 28, 1931 at the age of 77 years and 8 months. Mr. Engebretson was born in Norway, May 28, 1853. He came to America with his parents, Christian and Maren Engebretson and settled on the farm which has been his home ever since. In the year 1881, he was united in marriage to Cecelia Gilbertson. To this union were born four sons and one daughter. One son, Martin, passed away in 1903, and his wife in 1917. He leaves to mourn his loss three sons, Clarence, Edwin and Albert at home, and one daughter, Sina, Mrs. Martin Engebretson. Three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ann Johnson, also mourn his loss. Funeral services were held Saturday from the home and from the S.L. Church, Rev. Christopherson officiating." THE BLAIR PRESS - February 19, 1931
IVER P. ENGEHAGEN (LILLEHAMMER)
Iver P. Engehagen died at his home Thursday morning at two o’clock. He suffered a stroke December 11th, from which he failed to rally. Mr. Engehagen was born In Lillehammer, Norway January 7, 1940. In 1860 he came with his parents to this country and settled at Lewis Valley, in LaCrosse county. In 1864 he came to French Creek, which was his place of residence up to his death. He was married to Miss Ingeborg Jacobson in 1866. Six children were born to this union, Peter, Idius, Nickolai, Mrs. M.H. Madson, Mrs. G.A. Hogden and Minnie who died in 1894. He was treasurer for the French Creek congregation for a period of 43 years, and which work he accomplished with great accuracy. He also served as treasurer for the Ettrick Scandinavian Fire Insurance company, which position he held since 1877. He was elected a member of the Board of trustees, when Gale college came into the hands of Synod Lutherans in 1901. Funeral services were conducted from the church Saturday p.m. Rev. C.B. Bestul and Rev. L.M. Gimmestad of Galesville officiating. The floral tributes were profuse. The pall bearers were Olaus Anderson, Even Hegge, John Mason, Andrew Hogden, John Linderud and Christian Hogden. His wife survives him. THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - DECEMBER 24, 1914
CHRISTEN ENGEN (FAABER)
Christen Engen, pioneer resident of this community, died early Tuesday morning, June 6, 1933, at the age of 70 suffering a stroke last November, Mr. Engen was in a feeble condition since that time. Once in a while he was well enough to sit in a chair but he was left helpless. Funeral service3s were held Friday from the home at 1:30 and then from the Hardies Creek church, where burial was made. Rev. L.S. J. Leque officiated. Mr. Engen was a native of Norway, where he was born in Faaber, June 24, 1863. At the age of 3 he came to this country with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Engen. They settled on a farm in this community and the boy was reared to manhood here. On November 1, 1894, he married Miss Maria Klumby and soon afterwards settled on a farm in the coulee now known as Skunk Coulee, which continued to be their home. The widow and eight children survive. The children are: Mrs. Ornie Evenson, Mrs. Arthur Evenson, Anna, Albert, Alfred, Edwin, Julia and Clara Engen. Mr. Engen started out in life in those trying times of our early pioneers. He was always a hard worker and when the closing hours came he could say, “I have seen the chief result of my life and am satisfied.” THE BLAIR PRESS - JUNE 15, 1933
GUNDER ENGEN (VAALER, SOLAR)
Funeral services for Gunder Engen, who died in Coral City, April 28, were held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church Saturday afternoon, the Rev. O.G. Birkeland officiating. Mrs. Carl John sang two solos at the last rites and a quartet, composed of Mmes. G.S. Rice, August Ringstad, Anna Everson and Augusta Mattson, sang two hymns. Pallbearers were Gust Fromm, Albert Thompson, Will and Henry Hertzfeldt, Ernest Lehrke and Jens Berge. Gunder Engen was born in Solar, Norway, November 1, 1852, son of Lars and Penilla Engen. When a young man he came to America with his folks and settled east of Blair. After residing there about a year, they moved to Thompson coulee, homesteading land. In 1877 Mr. Engen and Miss Thorine Vrolstad were united in marriage by the Reverend Dissmore. They lived with his parents two years and then purchased the present Engen farm in Thompson coulee, where Mr. Engen lived until about a year ago when he was taken into the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Simenson. Until about five years ago, Gunder Engen was in fair health but at that time his eyesight began to fail and he was totally blind in the last three years. Heart trouble and complications caused his death on April 28. Surviving the deceased are the following children: Pauline, Mrs. Peter Simenson, Coral City; Amanda, Mrs. Nels Nelson, Albert, Henry and Hilman, all of Whitehall; Emma, Mrs. Selmer Johnson, town of Lincoln; Olga, Mrs. Archie Stendahl, town of Pigeon; and Ella, Mrs. Bennie Ofte, York. His wife preceded him in death on January 14, 1934, one son died in infancy, Tillie died in 1903, and Dora, Mrs. William Brooks, in 1933. He is also survived by a sister, Miss Laura Engen of Whitehall, and a brother, Robert, and a sister, Oleana, preceded him in death.. There are thirty-seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Engen was a faithful member of the former Synod Lutheran church at Whitehall, serving as janitor for many yeas. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - MAY 5, 1937
HANS ENGEN (SOLAR)
Hans Engen, son of Ole and Johanna Engen, was born in Solar, Norway, July 5, 1862. He was baptized in Norway and came to America at the age of five. He was confirmed by the Rev. Emmanuel Christophersen. The family first settled in Trempealeau Valley and three years later moved to the Engen farm in Fuller coulee where he lived until the time of his death. He was the oldest of a family of eight children. Mr. Engen passed away Monday, March 14, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held March 18 at the Engen home at 1:30 and at 2 o’clock at the U.L. hall, the Rev. C.K. Malmin officiating. Sverre Ausen sang “Bedre Kan Jeg Ikke Fare.” Rev. and Mrs. Malmin sang “Under His Wings” at the church service and Mrs. Oscar Fremstad sang a Norwegian hymn at the service at the home. Pall bearers were Clifford, Hensel and Oliver Engen, Gustav Lokken, Odell and Athur Hanevold. Mrs. John Erickson and Mrs. Palmer Hanson carried flowers. He leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, Otto and John, and one sister, Mrs. Carl Lokken. Preceding him in death were Lena, Mrs. Anton Hanvold, who died in 1924, Laura, who passed away in infancy, Henrietta, who passed away in 1942 and Oluf, who died in 1943. THE WHITEHALL TIMES, MARCH 31, 1949
MRS. GUNDER ENGEN (TELEMARK)
Funeral services for Mrs. Gunder Engen, who died January 14, 1934 were held at her home and Our Saviour’s Lutheran church Thursday, January 18, and burial was made in Lincoln cemetery. Thorine Vrolstad was born June 1, 1858 in Telemarken, Norway, of the parents, Anders and Thore Vrolstad. When she was eight years old, she came to America with the family, spending nine weeks on the journey. Coming to Filmore county in Minnesota, where Mrs. Vrolstad’s brother, Halvor Vrolstad lived, the immigrants remained in that section for several years before coming to Lakes Coulee and homesteading land there. Here the subject of this sketch grew to womanhood, on the place that is now owned by Martin Hanson. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith by Rev. Hovde, a pioneer minister of Blair. When she was 19 years of age, a wedding ceremony performed by the late Rev. Dissmore at his parsonage in the town of Pigeon, united Miss Vrolstad in the holy bonds of matrimony to Gunder Engen. The newly wedded pair lived for two years with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Engen in Thompson coulee, at the end of which time they homesteaded a place for themselves in the same valley and lived there ever since. Eleven children were born to them; namely, Albert, who died as an infant; Tillie who passed away at the age of 21 years; Pauline, Mrs. Peter Simenson of Fly Creek; Albert of this village; Amanda, Mrs. Nels Nelson, Whitehall, and Henry, town of Lincoln, who are twins; Olga, Mrs. Archie Stendahl of Larkin Valley; Emma, Mrs. Selmer Johnson and Hilman, both of Irvin coulee; Dora, Mrs. Brooks, who passed away August 27, 1933, at the home of her parents, and Ella, Mrs. Bennie Ofte of York. Mrs. Engen had been suffering severely at times for about a year before her release, with heart trouble and accompanying complications. At the time of her passing she was 75 years, 7 months and 14 days old. She is survived by her husband, who is 81 years old, eight children and 34 grandchildren. Rev. O.G. Birkeland conducted the funeral services. Special music was furnished by Mrs. Carl Jahr, who sang two soprano solos, “Heaven Is My Home” and “Den Store Hvide Flok” Pallbearers were Fred Schultz, Paul Lehrke, Gus Fromm, William and Henry Hertzfeldt and Jens Berge. Flowerbearers were all granddaughters, Alice, Gladys, Florence and Helen Simenson. Flowers were profuse, and there was one memorial wreath to the orphan’s home at Stoughton. A charter member, with her husband, of the former Synod Lutheran church of Whitehall, Mrs. Engen was active for many years in the Ladies Aid Society and other work of the church. Mrs. Engen is also survived by four sisters, all of whom attended the funeral. They are Mrs. Ella Branson of St. Paul, Mrs. Hans Hendrickson of Glenwood City, Mrs. Chris Johnson of Blair and Mrs. Tom Brekke of Maule coulee. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JANUARY 25, 1934
LARS H. ENGEN (SOLAR)
Lars H. Engen, another of the old and highly respected citizens and farmers of Lincoln, died at his home in this town last Sunday, August 1, at the age of 68 years, 4 months and 13 days. Deceased was born in Solar, Norway, March 12, 1828. He immigrated to this country in 1867, and settled in the town of Preston, this county where he resided two years, when he removed to his homestead in this town, on which he lived up to the time of his death. He was married in Norway in 1850 to Miss Pernille Engen, by whom he had seven children, five daughters and two sons. Three of the daughters are dead, the remaining two living on the homestead. The sons are married; Gilbert living south of the homestead and Robert residing in this village. Mr. Engen suffered a stroke of paralysis on May 6th last, since which time he was confined to the bed. He was a great sufferer, but bore his pain with scarcely a murmur. He was a good citizen, indulgent parent and kind neighbor, and leaves many friends to mourn his death. The funeral occurred at the Baptist church in this village Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Orke, of the United Lutheran church of Pigeon Falls, officiating, and was largely attended. The remains were interred in the Lincoln cemetery. THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - AUGUSUT 5, 1897
OLUF ENGEN (SOLAR)
Funeral services for Oluf H. Engen were conducted at the Wilhelm Ringlien home and the U.L. church Thursday, February 11, the Rev. C.K. Malmin officiating. Special music was furnished by the Rev. and Mrs. Malmin, who sang “Hvile Engang,” and Mrs. E.A. Sletteland, who sang “One Sweetly Solemn Thought.” Pallbearers were John F. Johnson, Peter Burt, Alfred Nelson, Pearl Olson, H.P. Fremstad and Andrew Lovlien. Oluf H. Engen was born in Solor, Norway, November 27, 1865. He came to America with his parents, Ole and Johanna Engen at the age of three years. A brother, Hans, aged 5 came with them. They settled in Trempealeau Valley, later coming to the home farm in Fuller coulee, where his brothers now reside. He was confirmed by the Rev. Em. Christophersen. He was married to Maggie Evenson of Whitehall in 1898. No children were born to them but an adopted daughter, Mabel, Mrs. Hughie Lancaster, died in 1939. Leaving the home farm in 1906, they moved to Pigeon Falls, where they lived until 1909, when they moved to the farm now operated by Ludvig Thompson. Here he operated the farm with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lokken for a period of three years, then moving back to their home in Pigeon Falls, when he began his mason work which he did the greater part of his lifetime. His wife passed away May 21, 1929. Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Ringlien came the same year to live with him, where they have remained until his death. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Henrietta Engen, who died in 1941 and Mrs. Anton Hanvold, who passed away in 19214. An infant sister is also dead. He leaves to mourn his death three brothers, Otto, Hans and John Engen, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Lokken. He passed away at the Wilhelm Ringlien home on Monday afternoon, February 8, at the age of 78 years. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - FEBRUARY 18, 1943
MISS LAURA ENGEN (NORWAY)
Miss Laura Engen, 86, resident of Whitehall for more than 30 years, died at the Community hospital about 8:30 a.m. last week Thursday, where she had been a patient for a week suffering with bruises about the face and head which she had received March 24 in a fall at her home. Funeral services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Johnson funeral home in Whitehall and at 2 o’clock at Our Saviour’s Lutherna church, the Rev. O.G. Birkeland officiating. Burial as in Lincoln cemetery beside her parents and sister, Oleana, who died 21 years ago. Miss Engen was born May 3, 1861, in Norway, daughter of Lars and Pernille Engen. When she was about five years old she came to this country with her parents, who settled first near Blair and later on a farm in Thompson coulee, town of Pigeon. Following their deaths she and her sister, Oleana, moved to Whitehall in 1917, where they were employed in the bakery and also did sewing. Deceased is survived only by nieces, nephews and cousins, having been the last of her immediate family of five boys and two girls. Preceding her in death besides her parents were her brothers Gunder and Robert and her sisters Pernille, Hannah and Helen besides Oleana. Pall bearers were Elmer Larson, Gilbert Paulson, Einar Kildahl, Julius Engum, Karl Geffe and Paul Lehrke. A group of ladies, Selma Hanson, Pearl Brennom, Mayme Hallingstad, Evelyn Gilbertson, Hulda Gilbertson and Mabel Larson sang “Rock of Ages,”, “Bedre kan jeg ikke fare” and “Abide With Me” with Mrs. H. M. Johnson at the organ. Mrs. Clarence Berge and Mrs. Lawrence Bergum carried flowers. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - APRIL 8, 1948
OLE JOHANNESON ENGEN (RINGSAKER)
Ole Engen, old time resident of this community passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.I. Enghagen at the age of 87 years and 19 days. The deceased was born in Veldri, Ringsaker, Norway, October 31, 1841. He started his career in life as a school teacher obtaining a high school education and also attending the Lands Normal School in Norway. Six years of Parochial School teaching was completed by him before departing for America. In 1868 he came to America and settled in the French Creek country. Twenty-three years of Parochial school teaching in this country is credited to him. He also farmed in connection with his school work. He was united to Helenne Hawkenson in 1871. Four children were born to bless this union. Three passed away in infancy, Mrs. B.I. Enghagen living, to mourn the loss of a kind father. Nearly all of his life was spent in connection with church work. He served as secretary of the French Creek congregation 36 years. Mr. Engen passed away Tuesday, November 20th. The funeral services were conducted on the following Thursday and interment was made in the French Creek cemetery. A large gathering of friends were present at this time to show their last earthly respects to the departed one. Rev. Halvorson gave a very impressive talk at this time. THE ETTRICK ADVANCE - NOVEMBER 30, 1928
ROBERT H. ENGEN (SOLAR)
Robert H. Engen was born in Norway, December 12, 1858, and died June 23, 1922, aged 63 years, 6 months and 11 days. He spent his early days at the home of his parents on a farm in the town of Lincoln. May 8, 1886, he was married to Nettie Olson Lure of Hale and they located at Whitehall, where he lived until death called him. Mr. Engen has been a familiar figure on the streets of this village for 36 years. He was an industrious man and was engaged in mason work a great portion of the time, many of the foundations of Whitehall residences and business places having been built by him, besides a great number of farm basements in the surrounding territory. Five sons and three daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Engen all living to mourn the death of a kind father. The sons are Ludwig, Peter, Reuben, Henry and Palmer, all of Whitehall and the daughters are Mrs. P.G. Lovejoy of Sawtelle, California; Mrs. Richard Herman of Blair and Ruth at home. The widow and all the children were present at his death and funeral except Mrs. Lovejoy. The funeral largely attended, was held Monday, June 26, Revs. Hofstad and Orke officiating. THE WHITEHALL TIMES-BANNER - JULY 6, 1922
MARTIN A. ENGEN (NODRELAND)
The death of Martin A. Engen occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ole Erickson, south of town, the 8th day of February, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 18 days. Mr. Engen was born in Nodreland, Norway, October 4, 1835. He came to American in 1883 with his wife and three children, and settled near Blair and later came to Whitehall. His wife died January 25, 1894. From that time he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Albert Olson, until her death, July 8, 1908. Since that time he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ole Erikson. He has been in poor health for many years, but endured the infirmities of age with Christian fortitude. He was prepared to go, having lived a consistent Christian life. He is survived by one daughter and one son, Mrs. Ole Erickson and B.M. Engen, also twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church Monday February 12. The remains were laid to rest in Lincoln cemetery beside his wife and daughter. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - BANNER - FEBRUARY 15, 1923
MRS. ROBERT ENGEN (BIRI)
Mrs. Robert Engen, who died at the Community hospital Friday, July 20, 1928 was buried in Lincoln cemetery Monday, July 23. Services were held at the Lutheran church, Rev. N.O. Maakestad officiating. Nettie Lure was born at Biri, Hedemarken, Norway, September 17, 1857. She was a girl of 28 years when she set sail for America and came to the home of her brother, Lars Lure, in the town of Hale in 1885. On the 8th day of May 1886, she was joined in marriage to Robert Engen by the late Rev. Em. Christopherson at Pigeon Falls. Immediately following their marriage, they established a home at Whitehall, which village was her place of residence the rest of her life. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Engen - Ludvig, Peter, Norah, Reuben, Henry, Julia, Palmer and Ruth. Nine grandchildren also survive her. All of the children were present at her funeral with the exception of Norah, now Mrs. Lovejoy who resides in Sawtall, California. Mr. Engen followed the mason trade. He died at Whitehall on the 23rd of June, 1922. Mrs. Engen was a devoted mother and gave her undivided time to the interest of her children. Since the death of her husband, she has continued to reside in her home in this village and during the past several years, her children have looked after her wants and helped care for her. Mrs. Engen has always enjoyed good health and was able to be up and around and attend to her home until the last few months of her lifee. A few days prior to her death, she suffered a paralytic stroke. She was taken to the Community hospital where she was cared for until death called her from this life. At the request of Mrs. Engen, the children contributed $10 to the Ladies Aid and $4 to the Old People’s house at Stoughton as memorial funds. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - AUGUSUT 2, 1928
OLIANA ENGEN (SOLAR)
Miss Oliana Engen was born November 7, 1863, in Solar, Norway, of the parents, Lars and Pennelle Engen. At the age of four, she emigrated from Norway with her parents, coming to Blair. This was the family home for one year. From there the family removed to Johnson valley, town of Pigeon, and until 10 years ago, this remained the family home. In 1917, she, with her sister, moved to Whitehall, where they have continued to reside. Her death followed a brief, but violent illness on Friday, June 3, 1927. She was 63 years, 7 months and 26 days at the time of her death. She is bsurvived by one sister, Laura Engen, and one brother, Gunder Engen. A host of friends mourn her sudden departure and than God for all the good wrought through her. Burial took place in the Lincoln cemetery. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JUNE 9, 1927
B.H. ENGER (FURNESS)
B.H. Enger of Duluth, Minnesota, father of T.H. Enger of Ettrick, passed away Tuesday, June 25, at Duluth. He was brought to this village Thursday and interment was made in the Pleasantville cemetery Saturday, Rev. Kjemboe officiating. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Cornelia of Duluth and one son, T.H. Enger of Ettrick. There are also four brothers and one sister, B.J. of Duluth, Hans of Osseo, Peter of Eau Claire, Martin of Belt, Montana, and one sister, Pauline of Oslo, Norway. The deceased was born September 27, 1859, at Furness, Norway, when at the age of 17 years he came to America. Whitehall was chosen as his future home. He was united in marriage to Pauline Hulberg on April 17, 1890. They followed the occupation of farming for a number of years. The past ten years, he had been an employee of the firm Enger and Olson, Inc. of Duluth, a house furnishing concern. The past two years found Mr Enger in ill health, and the past year he was confined at home. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JULY 4, 1929
SIGRID ENGEN (VAALER, SOLAR)
Sigrid Oledatter was born in Solar, Norway, September 29, 1827. In 1861 she came with her husband to America, where they settled in the Town of Preston. In 1870 her husband died, and in December 1875, she was married to John Berg, who died February 22, 1889. She died at her home in the Town of Preston November 18, 1914, after having been an invalid for nearly four years, leaving two children, Mrs. B.A. Brekke and Roger Engen, residing with the latter at the time of her death. She was laid to rest in the U.L. cemetery at Blair on November 21st, Rev. Andrew Boe preaching the funeral sermon. THE WHITEHALL TIMES AND BLAIR BANNER - NOVEMBER 26, 1914
HANS ERICKSON ENGER (SONDRELAND)
Hans Erickson Enger was born in Sondreland, Norway, January 5, 1849, of parents Erick and Berti Engeland. He was married to Anna Andresvea April 10, 1879. In 1992 they emigrated to America and settled in Pigeon Creek, where they have since lived. Hans Erickson worked at the trade of a mason, but the last years, however, he was unable to work on account of rheumatism. He died November 26 of paralysis and was buried from the Synod Lutheran church at Pigeon Falls, November 29th. Surviving him are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Pete Hanson of Minneapolis; Mrs. Elias Larson of Pigeon; Mrs. Klein of Canada; Mrs. Moylan and Mrs. Anna Erickson of Minneapolis; and Borghild at home. Two children died in infancy. THE WHITEHALL TIMES-BANNER - DECEMBER 7, 1916
PAULINE ENGER (NES, HEDMARK)
Pauline Enger was born at Nes, Hedemarken, Norway, February 17, 1858 and died January 17, 1911 at Duluth, Minnesota. She thus came close to 83 years of age. When she was 16, she came to this country and Trempealeau county, Wisconsin, where she lived more than forty years. She spent the past 23 years in Duluth, however, where her husband, Bernt Enger, died more than 11 years ago. Two children were born to this union, both of whom mourn the loss of a good mother. They are Theodore Enger of Ettrick and Cornelia, at home. Mrs. Enger was active in church work both at Pleasantville and later at Duluth. Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran church at Duluth, January 18, and at the Pleasantville N.L. church January 21, where interment was in the church cemetery. The Rev. O.A. Hjemboe of Strum officiated. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JANUARY30, 1941
JOHN ENGER (RINGSAKER)
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for John Enger, 71, who passed away at the Community Hospital Thursday afternoon following a heart attack. He had been taken ill on Monday. Rites were held at 1 o’clock at the home of his brother, Bennie Enger in the town of Hale, and at 2:30 at the Hale Lutheran church, the Rev. N.E. Halvorsen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Enger was born April 10, 1874, in Ringsaker, Norway, the son of Hans and Syverina Enger. When he was seven years old, he came to America with his parents and one brother, Harold. The family homesteaded what is now the Mrs. Eli Hilstad farm in Hale township, and there they resided until about 1890, when they moved to the present Bennie Enger farm. Here John Enger continued to reside until about four years ago, when he moved to the city of Osseo. When he was 1 ½ years old, he was taken ill with infantile paralysis and remained a cripple the rest of his life, getting around only with the help of a crutch. A small brother and also twins, a boy and a girl, died in Norway before the family came here and his brother, Martin, passed away 14 years ago. Survivors are two brothers and two sisters: Harold Enger, Cloquet, Minnesota; Bennie on the home farm; Bertha, Mrs. LA. Larson, Minneapolis; and Sophie, Mrs. Carl Gusk, Lemmon, South Dakota. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - APRIL 19, 1945
CARL ENGER (URSKOG)
Carl Enger was born in Urskog, Norway, December 10, 1850. In 1880 he immigrated to America and came to Eau Claire, where he resided for a short time, moving to a farm near Eleva the same year. In 1898 he moved into Eau Claire county, north of Eleva, where he resided until his death, which occurred July 2, 1935. He attained the age of 84 years, six months and 22 days. His wife, Rebecca, died in 1919. He leaves to mourn his passing five sons: Waldemar and Hans of Strum; Chris, Alfred and Martin of Lake Alma, Sask.; and one daughter, Mrs. Ole Foss of Osseo. Also 18 grandchildren. An infant son, Rudolph, preceded him in death. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - JULY 11, 1935
HANS H. ENGER (RINGSAKER)
Hans H. Enger was born in Stensier, Ringsaker, Norway, August 3, 1847. He lived with his parents until he was a young man, and went out to work and learned the trade of a blacksmith. In 1873, he was united in marriage to Syverine Haakenson. In 1880, he immigrated to America, leaving his wife and four small children, to be sent for as soon as he could earn enough money to have a ticket sent to them. He arrived in the town of Hale at his parent’s home, which is now known as the Mrs. Hilstad farm. His parents had immigrated six years before. He secured work at Neillsville, helping to build the railroad between Merrillan and Neillsville and the following winter he worked in the woods near Fairchild. In the summer of 1881, he sent for his wife and two children, John and Harold, the other two having died since his departure. They rented farms for a while, the John Stevens farm, his father’s place and his brother’s place. Later he bought the John Stevens farm on which he put up a new set of buildings and has lived there until he died March 14, 1931, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 11 days. He is survived by six children; namely, Harold of Cloquet, Minnesota; Mrs. L.A. Larson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Mrs. Carl Gusk, Lemmon, South Dakota; John, Martin and Bernard, who are living on the home farm. He leaves besides his children, 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Peter of Eau Claire and Martin of Belt, Montana; and a sister Pauline in Norway. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from his farm home, following which the remains were conveyed to the Hale church where he has always been a member. Rev. N.E. Halvorson delivered the funeral sermon. Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Rhode were in charge. He was laid to rest in the church cemetery beside his wife, who preceded him in death eight years ago. Ovid Berg sang “Face to Face,” accompanied by Mrs. B. Enger, and a duet was sung by C.E. Bowen and Ray Zahn, “Steal Away to Jesus.” Pallbearers were Henry Olson, Henry Hauge, Einar Brauner, William Hagen, Gilbert and Helmer Johnson. The flower bearers were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Falk, the latter a grandchild of the deceased. THE WHITEHALL TIMES - MARCH 26, 1931
ANNA BROVOLD ENSTENESS (HARDANGER)
John Brovold returned last week from Estelline, South Dakota, where he attended the funeral of his sister, who is known to many of our readers. The following obituary notice was handed us by Mr. Brovold. Anna Brovold Ensteness was born June 3, 1864 in Hardanger, Norway. When about 1 ½ years of age, she came with her parents to America where they settled in Trempealeau county, Wisconsin and there she grew to womanhood. On June 11, 1887 at Ettrick, Wisconsin, she was united in marriage to Lars A. Ensteness of Estelline, South Dakota, where he was engaged in the shoe business until the time of his death May 2, 1907. To this union three children were born: Julia C., who had made her home with her mother; Albert J. of Terry, Montana and Lewis E. of Revillo, South Dakota. She passed away February 21, 1922 at the age of 57 years, 8 months and 18 days. Mrs. Ensteness was a life long member of the Lutheran church and very actively interested in church work. Besides three children, she leaves to mourn her loss two brothers; Sever J. Brovold of Ettrick Wisconsin and John J. Brovold of Blair, Wisconsin, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25 from the Lutheran church in Brookings and Monday, February 27 in Estelline where the remains were laid to rest beside that of her husband. THE BLAIR PRESS - MARCH 15, 1922
PETER J. ENGHAGEN (ETTRICK TOWNSHIP, TREMPEALEAU COUNTY)
Peter J. Enghagen, president of the Hammer-Enghagen Co., Inc., general merchants, of Galesville, was born in Ettrick township, Trempealeau County, June 16, 1867, son of Iver and Ingaborg (Jacobsen) Enghagen. He attended the common school at French Creek and was subsequently a student for two years at Gale University. Residing at home until he was 21 years old, he then entered the employ of Jordan & Hammer as clerk in their general store. After two years in their employ, he worked four years for Gilbertson & Myhre. He then purchased the interest of Mr. Jordan in the Jordan & Hammer concern and the business was conducted under the name of Hammer & Enghagen Mercantile Company, until February 15, 1917, when they incorporated and Mr. Enghagen became president. He devotes all his active hours to the store and is also stockholder in the Bank of Galesville. As a public-spirited citizen, interested and willing to aid in local progress, he has served a umber of times as a member of the city council. In politics he is independent. Mr. Enghagen was married May 22, 1895 to Lena Johnson, who was born at Half-way Creek, near Holmen, in the Township of Holland, LaCrosse County, daughter of Louis and Marie (Brudlas) Johnson. Both her parents were born in Norway, the father in Laud and the mother in Vordal. Her father, who came to the United States during the Civil War, enlisted and served in the Union army. At the close of the war, he engaged in farming, residing in LaCrosse County, until the fall of 1915, when he retired and took up his residence in Galesville. Mr. and Mrs. Enghagen have two children: Inez Minerva, who is a student at St. Olof College, Northfield, Minnesota and Marie Lucile, who is attending the public schools of Galesville. The family are members of the Lutheran church. As a businessman, Mr. Enghagen has been successful, and as a man and citizen, he is held in high esteem by his neighbors. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917
BERNT I. ENGHAGEN (ETTRICK TOWNSHIP, TREMPEALEAU COUNTY)
Bernt I. Enghagen, who is engaged in farming the old Enghagen home in section 27 (west), Ettrick Township, was born on this farm June 27, 1878, son of Iver P. and Ingeborg (Jacobson) Enghagen. In his boyhood he attended school both in Ettrick Township and Ettrick Village. From his early youth until reaching the age of 35 years, he was associated with his father in the operation of the home farm, and has always resided on it. On his father’s death he purchased the property and now has 160 acres of land, which he devotes to general farming. The estate is well improved and shows the results of the care that has been lavished on it for so many years. Mr. Enghagen is also a stockholder in the Western Wisconsin Telephone Company, the Ettrick & Northern Railroad and the Hammer-Enhagen Company, Inc. (general merchants), at Galesville, of which his brother, Peter J., is a member. In politics he is a Republican but not active in public affairs. His religious affiliations are with the Lutheran church at French Creek. Mr. Enghagen was married October 25, 1913 to Miss Julia Engen who was born in Arcadia Township, daughter of Ole and Helena (Haakensen) Engen, both natives of Norway, the father born in Ringsaker, October 31, 1941. Ole Engen emigrated to the United States when a young man in 1868. He worked in LaCrosse County one summer and then came to Ettrick Township, Trempealeau County, teaching parochial school for several years, and also being engaged in farming. He was married in this county, June 9, 1871 to Helena Haakensen, who was born in Norway, January 2, 1840 and died October 31, 1911. After being occupied as above mentioned for several years, he moved to Big Tamarac, where he and his family made their home for ten years, and then returned to the farm which is now the home of Nicholas Enghagen, and where he resided from 1883 to 1914. In the latter year he took up his residence with the subject of this sketch, on whose farm he is now living retired. He taught Norwegian school here and was an active officer in the Lutheran church, being secretary of the congregation for 27 years. He and his wife had four children of whom the only one now surviving is Julia (Mrs. B.I. Enghagen). She acquired her early education in the district school in Ettrick Township and subsequently attended the Ladies’ Lutheran Seminary at Red Wing, Minnesota being graduated with the class of 1900. Later she taught parochial school for four years near Westby, Vernon County, and two terms of school in Beaver Creek Valley, Ettrick Township. Mr. and Mrs. Enghagen have one child, Helena Ingeborg, who was born July 2, 1915. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917
IVER P. ENGHAGEN (LILLEHAMER, PROVINCE OF FAABERG, NORWAY) (2)
Iver P. Enghagen, who was for many years, until his death, December 17, 1914, one of the leading citizens of Ettrick Township, where he was an early settler, was born in Lillehammer, Province of Faaberg, Norway and came to the United States in 1860 when a young man, unable to speak English. He resided for about two years in LaCrosse County but subsequently moved to Trempealeau County where he was married to Ingeborg Jacobson, who was born in Hadeland, Norway. Buying a farm on French Creek, in Ettrick Township, he engaged in agriculture and continued to improve his property for the rest of the his life, which came to an end December 17, 1914. He was also interested in other business enterprises. He assisted in organizing the Scandinavian Insurance Company, of which he was cashier until his death; was financially interested in the Ettrick Creamery Company, the Bank of Ettrick, the Farmers’ and Merchants’ Bank of Galesville, and the Western Wisconsin Telephone Company, of which he was a director for a number of years. Mr. Enghagen was also assessor of Ettrick Township for seven or eight years and served on the township board for a number of years. Though he had never gone to school a day in his life, he was a natural mathematician and could figure as rapidly and accurately as any college student. As cashier of the Scandinavian Insurance Company, he handled for many years all the money of the company - a large amount annually - and was always correct in his accounts. He also helped to organize the Lutheran church, becoming its treasurer, and at a later period was presented with a fine gold watch as a reward for his faithful services. His wife, who survives him, still resides on the old homestead, now owned by their son, Bernt I. Enghagen. Their family numbered six children, as follows: Peter Julius, now a merchant in Galesville; Amelia, now Mrs. Martin Madson; Nicholas, a farmer in Ettrick Township; Minnie, who is deceased; Bernt I., proprietor of the old home farm; and Josephine, who is now Mrs. Gilbert Hogden. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917
NICHOLAS ENGHAGEN (ETTRICK TOWNSHIP, TREMPEALEAU COUNTY)
Nicholas Enghagen, a farmer in section 34W., Ettrick Township, was born in French Valley, Ettrick Township, December 2, 1869, son of Iver P. and Ingeborg (Jacobson) Enghagen. In his boyhood he attended the school at French Creek. He resided on his parents’ farm until he was 39 years old, assisting in its cultivation. Then purchasing a farm on the South Branch of Beaver Creek, he operated it until about two years ago, when he sold it and bought his present farm of 83 acres, at the mouth of French Creek. Here he carries on general farming and is also a stockholder in the Ettrick Creamery. September 30, 1909, Mr. Enghagen was united in marriage with Lena Larson, who was born on the South Branch of Beaver Creek in Ettrick Township. Her parents, Lars and Goner (Mikkleson) Hansaasen, were born in Norway and came to the United States in 1862, locating first in Lewis Valley, LaCrosse County, where they spent three years. They then came to Trempealeau County, the father taking a farm on Beaver Creek, where he is still living, having spent half a century in its cultivation and improvement. Their daughter Lena was the youngest of the six children they reared and was educated in the district school of Ettrick Township. Mr. and Mrs. Enghagen have one child, Ingred Genevieve, who was born June 19, 1910. The family are members of the Lutheran church, and in politics Mr. Enghagen is a Republican. Though his farm is not one of the largest in the township, it is well equipped with everything necessary in the way of buildings and machinery and he is doing a profitable business. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY - 1917
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