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Edgar Henry Eggen

Male 1888 - 1948  (59 years)


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  • Name Edgar Henry Eggen 
    Born 20 Nov 1888  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 Dec 1888  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    Occupation Partner in automobile dealership (Ford) 
    Died 26 May 1948  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 29 May 1948  Rushford Lutheran Cemetery, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1900 MN Census, Rushford, Fillmore County, Enum. Dist. 35, p. 8B, Edgar Eggen, born Nov 1888, at school

      1930 US Census, Minmesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Edgar H. Eggen rents home for $25, owns radio, 41, first married age 33, proprietor auto sales gar., with wife Ruth 30, children Paul R. 6, Homer W. 5

      1940 US Census, Minnesota, Fillmore, Rushford, Edgar Eggen, owns home valued 3000, 50, education H4, born MN, mechanic garage, worked 52 weeks, wages 0, wife Ruth, 40, education 8, born MN, son Paul, 16, education H2, born MN, son Homer, 15, education H1, born MN, lodger Theo Colbenson, 40, born MN, waiter local cafe

      Edgar joined his father and brothers Conrad & Daniel in Ford dealership in Rushford.

      Past Commander and Adjutant of American Legion, member and ex-Chief of Rushford Fire Department, 16-year member of the School Board

      Edgar H. Eggen, 59-year old prominent Rushford businessman, and father of our deputy sheriff, Homer Eggen, died suddenly at 3:00 on Wednesday afternoon from a heart attack while going from his home to the Eggen garage, where he was a partner in the business. M.r Eggen was born at Rushford on November 20, 1888, the son of John and Olive (sic) Eggen. He was graduated from the Rushford high school in 1906 and served in World War I. He married Miss Ruth Tollefson May 20, 1922. For many years he was a member of the Rushford school board and was re-elected at the last election. He also was a member of the Rushford American Legion post and its former commander and adjutant. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Paul of Rushford and Homer of Preston; three brothers, Alfred, Rosemead, Calif.; Conrad and Daniel, Rushford; one sister, Mrs. N. E. Colbenson (Florence) Rushford, and one grandchild. Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon from the home and from the Rushford Lutheran church, Rev. N. L. Otterstad officiating. The Rushford Legion attended in a body, and conducted graveside services.

      Final Decree of Distribution filed in Fillmore County Probate Court, 14 Mar 1949.

      Baptized as Henry Edgar Eggen on 2 Dec 1888, witnesses wer L. Tagland, Mrs. Tagland, Adolf Aagaand, Margrete Aagaand [3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]
    Person ID I12645  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  [13, 14
    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 Ruth Tollefson,   b. 24 Feb 1900, Peterson, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1973, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 20 May 1922  Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 15
    • Rushford Lutheran Church, Witnesses Nels Colenson, Florence Eggen
    Children 
     1. Paul Roger Eggen,   b. 19 Jun 1923, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 2008, Post Falls, Kootenai, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Wallace Homer Eggen,   b. 23 Aug 1924, Rushford, Fillmore, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 2003, Bloomington, Hennepin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F8637  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Eggen siblings
    Eggen siblings
    Back: Brose, Dan
    Front: Conrad, Florence, Bertha, Edgar
    Eggen's Oil Service
    Eggen's Oil Service
    L-R, Edgar Eggen, unknown, Leon Schonsby, John Eggen, Conrad Eggen, ? Sheldahl

    Headstones
    Eggen, Edgar Henry
    Eggen, Edgar Henry

  • Sources 
    1. [S6395] Unnamed female.

    2. [S8160] Fillmore County Birth Records, 1870-1921, Fillmore County Historical Society, Fountain, Minnesota, Roll C, page 38, line 26.

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

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

    5. [S111] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, www.ancestry.com.

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

    7. [S2568]

    8. [S6589]

    9. [S897] Douglas Eggen.

    10. [S912]

    11. [S8184]

    12. [S8453] Edgar Eggen Final Decree of Distribution.

    13. [S5280]

    14. [S146]

    15. [S8144] Marriages 1922.