Erick James Engen

30 April 1892–16 September 1985 (Age 93)
Perry, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Erick James

When Erick James Engen was born on 30 April 1892, in Perry, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Christen Syversen Engen, was 37 and his mother, Ragnhild Eriksdatter, was 40. He married Thea Olina Lokken on 9 September 1914, in Wisconsin, United States. He died on 16 September 1985, in Green, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in West Primrose Cemetery, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Erick James Engen
Thea Olina Lokken
Marriage: 9 September 1914

Spouse and Children

9 September 1914
Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Christen Syversen Engen


    Ragnhild Eriksdatter




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 15

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: habitational name from the widespread farm name Engen, from the singular definite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’.2 Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Ingo (borne by the hero of the Ingweones tribe).3 Dutch: reduced form of Van Engen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Erik Enger in household of C S Enger, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Erick J Enger in household of Christen S Enger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Erick J Engen in household of Sever C Engen, "United States Census, 1910"

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