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Conrad Angell Eggen

Conrad Angell Eggen

Male 1878 - 1960  (82 years)

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  • Name Conrad Angell Eggen 
    Born 1 Mar 1878  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 16 Mar 1878  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    Confirmation 9 Apr 1893  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    HEAL Cause of death: heart failure 
    Occupation Butcher, John Eggen & Sons, Ford Dealership  [6
    Died 28 Jul 1960  Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1 Aug 1960  Oak Grove Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Notes 
    • 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, Fillmore County, Rushford, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 8B, Conrad A. Eggen, born Mar 1878, single, Salesman-farm machinery

      1910 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Conrad A. Eggen, 32, married one year, born MN, machinist agriculture imp., with wife Carrie E. 24, mother of 0 children

      1920 US Census, Minmesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Conrad A. Eggen, owns home free of mortgage at 32 Maple Street, age 41, proprietor garage, with wife Caroline E. 34, children James H. 6, Alice D. 7/12, sister-in-law Nellie L. James, 43, sales lady department store

      1930 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Conrad A. Eggen, owns home valued $4500, owns radio, age 52, first married age 30, Proprietor Auto Sales Gar., with wife Carrie E. 44, children James H. 16, Dorothy 10, sister-in-law Nellie James 58, clerk general store

      1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Conrad Eggen, owns home valued 2500, 62, education H2, born MN, owner garage, wife Carrie, 54, education H4, born MN, daughter Dorothy 20, education H4, born MN, sister in law Nellie James, 63, education H4, born MN, clerk department store

      Conrad spelled his surname "Eggan" on a 1952 photograph.

      Fillmore County Marriage Records: Conrad A. Eggen and Carrie E. James, date of license 25 Sep 1908, date of return 3 Oct 1908, book 9, page 107

      Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Eggen have purchased the residence property formerly owned by the late Mrs. Ensrud.

      Conrad Eggen, who has been over near Stanley (Wis.), looking over his land interests there, has returned home. (9 Jun 1914)

      Conrad joined father in the implement and auto business along with brother's Daniel and Edgar so that name of business was then John Eggen and Sons. This name was also used by John Robert Eggen in his Weed Control business in Phoenix.

      John Eggen and Sons Ford Authorized Sales Service building and parts sold to Tri County Coop Electric Corp. on 24 Dec 1946. Proceeds split 1/3 Edgar Eggen estate, 2/3 Conrad and Dan Eggen

      80 Years Ago, Jan. 12, 1922- With two truck highways passing through Rushford, John Eggen & Sons and the Rushford Wagon Co. will erect storage tanks for gasoline and oil to serve the anticipated increased demand.

      Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon of this week at 3:00 P. M, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rushford, with the Rev. Edward Sheppard officiating. Members of the Masonic Lodge attended the services in a body and conducted committal services at the grave. The pallbearers were R. J. McMahon, Clarence Niggle, Oscar Brekke, Leo Nowlan, Nels Danielson and Dr. John Moor. Burial was made in the Oak Grove cemetery. Conrad A. Eggen was born at Rushford on March 1, 1878, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Eggen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, by Rev. A. J. Wright. With the exception of a few years, when the family moved to Moorhead, he had lived his entire life in Rushford. As a young boy he served as a butchers apprentice to the late Olaus Tagland, and worked at that trade for several years in Rushford and Spring Grove, until he joined his father and uncle in the firm known as Eggen Bros. Later, with his brothers, Dan and Edgar, the firm, known as John Eggen and Sons, continued to serve the Rushford community as a Ford Dealership and farm machinery business until 1948, when it was sold. Mr. Eggen had spent the winters with his daughter and son-in-law since the death of his wife, and had resided with them continuously for the past year. Although he had suffered a heart condition for the past nine years and been in failing health for the past several months, he was eagerly looking forward to meeting his old friends at the Rushford Homecoming last weekend and had grown a long white beard for the occasion. However, it was not to be, and he slept away quietly the evening preceding their departure for Rushford. Mr. Eggen was always active in the business and social life of the Rushford community. He served two terms as Mayor, and several years as city councilman and member of the school board. He was on the Vestry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church for many years and served as its Senior Warden over 25 years. An ardent lover of vocal music, he sang in choirs and quartets, and as a soloist almost until his death. He frequently spoke of having started as a choirboy at the age of nine, and had sung almost continuously for over seventy years in the Episcopal, Lutheran and, Presbyterian churches in Rushford. He was a member of the Masonic lodge of Rushford, having served as its Worshipful Master, and was a member and Past patron of the Eastern Star Lodge. He was also a member of the Winona Scottish Rite Consistory. Mr. Eggen married the former Carolyn James on October 1, 1908. She preceded him in death on September 28, 1951. They were the parents of two children, James H., who died November 18, 1956, and Dorothy (Mrs. Norman Mindrum) of Downers Grove, Illinois, who survives, with four grandsons. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Florence Colbenson of Rushford, and two brothers, Dan of Rushford, and Alfred of Rosemeade, Calif.

      Name not found in Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921
      Alternate date of death: 29 Jul 1960

      Death certificate:
      Place of death: 5824 Fairmount Ave., Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois
      Deceased: Conrad A Eggen
      Date of death: 28 Jul 1960
      Sex: male, race: white
      Marital status: widowed
      Date of birth: 3-1-1878
      Age: 82 years
      Father's name: John Eggen
      Mother's full maiden name: unknown
      Ever in U. S. Armed forces: no
      Social Security number: none
      Informant: Dorothy Mindrum, 5824 Fairmount Ave., Downers Grove, Ill., daughter
      Cause of death: acute myocardial infarction, 10 min, arteriosclerotic heart disease, 1 yr., generalized ateriosclererotic, 1 yr.
      Autopsy: no
      Time of death: 6:50 p.m.
      Physician: T. Hill, Downers Grove, Ill.
      Burial: Oak Grove, Rushford, Minnesota, 8-1-1960
      Registrar: Laura S. Geffert, 29 Jul 1960

      Konrad Angel Eggen, born 1 Mar 1878, baptized 16 Mar 1878, witnesses: Christine Prytz, H. M. Prytz, N. H. P. Olson, Martha Olson, Julia A. Colberg [6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]
    Person ID I12521  Mindrum
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 

    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  [21, 22
    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 Carolyn Estelle James,   b. 21 Dec 1885, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1951, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1908  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Children 
     1. James Hazzard Eggen,   b. 13 Nov 1913, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1956, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. Alice Dorothy Eggen,   b. 31 May 1919, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 2005, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9151  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Eggen's Service Station
    Eggen's Service Station
    Eggen Garage, Rushford, Minnesota
    Eggen Garage, Rushford, Minnesota
    L-R, John Eggen, Bill Krockow, Conrad Eggen, John Backman
    Eggen, Conrad Eggen
    Eggen, Conrad Eggen
    Conrad Eggen, 1878-1960
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Back: Brose, Dan
    Front: Conrad, Florence, Bertha, Edgar
    Eggen's Car
    Eggen's Car
    Front seat: Conrad Eggen, Carolyn James Eggen
    Rear seat: Unknown
    Eggen Garage, Rushford, MN
    Eggen Garage, Rushford, MN
    L-R, John Eggen, Bill Krockow, Conrad Eggen, John Backman
    Eggen, Conrad and James
    Eggen, Conrad and James
    Eggen Family on trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Eggen Family on trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    L-R Unknow (wife of Lutheran minister in Sioux Falls, Gunda Iverson, Carrie Eggen, Dorothy Eggen, Conrad Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman and Conrad Eggen
    Mindrum, Norman and Conrad Eggen
    Eggen, Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad
    Rushford Flood, 1 May 1936
    Rushford Flood, 1 May 1936
    Conrad Eggen outside his home, cleaning out the basement after the flood.
    Eggen, Dorothy with parents Carrie and Conrad Eggen
    Eggen, Dorothy with parents Carrie and Conrad Eggen
    Eggen, Carrie and Conrad
    Eggen, Carrie and Conrad
    Eggen, Conrad and Carrie giving Terry a bath
    Eggen, Conrad and Carrie giving Terry a bath
    Eggen, Conrad family at Christmastime dinner
    Eggen, Conrad family at Christmastime dinner
    L-R, Conrad, James, Betty, Carrie Eggen
    Eggen, Conrad welding
    Eggen, Conrad welding
    Eggen Family Christmas Tree with Terry in front.
    Eggen Family Christmas Tree with Terry in front.
    Eggen (Conrad) Family Home, Rushford, Minnesota
    Eggen (Conrad) Family Home, Rushford, Minnesota
    Eggen's Oil Service
    Eggen's Oil Service
    L-R, Edgar Eggen, unknown, Leon Schonsby, John Eggen, Conrad Eggen, ? Sheldahl
    Eggen, Conrad and Carrie, home in Rushford, Minnesota
    Eggen, Conrad and Carrie, home in Rushford, Minnesota

    Documents
    Eggen, Conrad World War I Draft Registration Card
    Eggen, Conrad World War I Draft Registration Card
    Eggen, Conrad death certificate
    Eggen, Conrad death certificate
    Eggen, Conrad and Carolyn James burial records
    Eggen, Conrad and Carolyn James burial records
    Eggen, Conrad family communicants
    Eggen, Conrad family communicants

    Headstones
    Eggen, Conrad Angell
    Eggen, Conrad Angell
    Eggen and Mindrum Headstones
    Eggen and Mindrum Headstones

  • Sources 
    1. [S351] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, www.ancestry.com.

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    3. [S8464] Trinity Lutheran Church, (Record book now kept at Rushford Lutheran Church), p. 359.

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

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

    6. [S148]

    7. [S8142] Book 3, Burials, page 116.

    8. [S94] 1885 Minnesota State Census.

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

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    13. [S6457]

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    15. [S8780] Conrad Eggen home.

    16. [S8782] Conrad Eggen Stanley Wis. Land.

    17. [S897] Douglas Eggen.

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

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