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Alfred Julius Eggan

Male 1875 - 1965  (89 years)


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  • Name Alfred Julius Eggan 
    Born 6 Aug 1875  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 22 Aug 1875  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    Confirmation 16 Nov 1890  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    Occupation Building Engineer 
    Died 20 May 1965  Rosemead, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Alfred joined the Navy in approx 1897-1898 at which time the spelling of his name was changed to Eggan. He apparently fought in Spanish-American war. Later he was the building engineer for the Pure Oil Building in Chicago until he retired to Rosemead CA. where he lived until his death. The 1900 US census lists him as First Machinist in the Navy and residing at home June 7.

      Alfred J Eggan, machinist first class, U.S.N.: age 23; res Rushford; enl as mach 2c Apr 8 1898 St Paul and assnd to USS Vermont; to USS Sterling as mach 1c Apr 24; to USS Wabash Mar 1 1899; to USS Newark Mar 21; to USS Culgoa Nov 27 1900; to USS Gardoqui Dec 4; to USS Culgoa June 18 1901; disch Oct 2 1901 Boston. Page #: 600

      1885 MN State Census, Rushford City, Fillmore Co., John Eggen 36, Olina 34, Bertha 13, Alfred 9, Conrad 7, Ambrose 5, Daniel 1, Baby 1/12

      1900 US Census, MInnesota, Rushford, Fillmore County, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 8B, Alfred J. Eggen, born Aug 1875, single, 1st machinist in US Navy

      1910 US Census, Washington, Chelan, Entlat, Alfred J. Eggan, 34, farmer, with wife Olive M. 30, Frederick R. 3, born WA, Olive 5/12, born WA

      1930 US Census, Illinois, Cook, Chicago, Alfred J. Eggan, rents apartment at 6104 Kenwood Avenue for $75, owns radio, age 55, first married age 30, stationary engineer office building, with wife Olive 50, daughter Olive 20

      Alfred was in Cuba at the time of his mother's death, 15 Feb 1920
      Lived in Chicago, IL on 12 Jul 1931

      Obituary mentions "several relatives living in Norway"

      Alfred Julius Eggen, born 6 Aug 1875, baptized 22 Aug 1875, witnesses Soretine Arntsen, Jacob Kolberg, Andreas Eggen, Karen Eggen, Christian J. Wilstad, Else Bakstrom [3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]
    Person ID I12510  Mindrum
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 

    Father John Andersen Eggen,   b. 28 Sep 1848, Skogn, Nord Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1928, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Oline Emilie Colberg,   b. 27 Nov 1850, Levanger, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1920, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 27 Jun 1871  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Photos
    Eggen, John and family
    Eggen, John and family
    Back: Conrad, Alfred, Bertha
    Middle: Dan, John, Oline, Brose
    Front: Edgar, Florence
    Family ID F8586  Group Sheet

    Family Olive M. Smith,   b. 22 Nov 1879, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1977, Rosemead, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Children 
     1. Frederick Russell Eggan,   b. 12 Sep 1906, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1991, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Olive (Olivia) Smith Eggan,   b. 16 Oct 1909, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1982, Austin, Travis, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Photos
    Eggan, Alfred family
    Eggan, Alfred family
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F8589  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Eggan, Alfred Julius
    Eggan, Alfred Julius
    Eggan, Al and Olive Smith
    Eggan, Al and Olive Smith
    Eggan, Al and Joanna Redfield
    Eggan, Al and Joanna Redfield
    Eggen, Oline and Alfred
    Eggen, Oline and Alfred
    Eggan, Alfred
    Eggan, Alfred
    Eggan, Al
    Eggan, Al
    Eggan, Al and Olive Smith
    Eggan, Al and Olive Smith

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Social Security Death Index.

    2. [S8160] Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota.

    3. [S8464] Trinity Lutheran Church, (Record book now kept at Rushford Lutheran Church).

    4. [S8464] Trinity Lutheran Church, (Record book now kept at Rushford Lutheran Church), p. 103.

    5. [S16] Social Security Death Index, month only.

    6. [S879]

    7. [S699]

    8. [S897] Douglas Eggen.

    9. [S880]

    10. [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.

    11. [S97] 1900 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 8B.

    12. [S2596]

    13. [S2597]

    14. [S147]

    15. [S870]

    16. [S5280]

    17. [S146]