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Simon C. Engen
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Simon C. Engen, a retired farmer of Sacred Heart, was born in Toten, Norway, June 20, 1843, and came to America with his wife and one child in 1869. For two years he lived in Freeborn county, this state, and then moved to Renville county in 1871, taking a homestead in section 30, Ericson township. There he farmed until 1911, when he sold his farm to his son Nels and retired to Sacred Heart. He was the first pathmaster of the township and was one of the first supervisors. He was treasurer of school district No. 43 for eleven years and town treasurer for three years. He was married August 30, 1866, to Andrena Nelson, born in Norway April 16, 1843, and they have had the following children: Peter Anton, Martenus, Sophia, Nels, Jens, Marie, Signe, Adolph and Jennie. He is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church and has served as treasurer for many years.
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