Theodore C. Enger

  • Name: Theodore C. Enger
  • Location of Birth: Edsvold (Eidsvoll?), Norway
  • Date of Birth: November 24, 1886
  • Date of Death: January 23, 1953 (66 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
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  • Other Branch: United States National Guard
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  • Military Highlights:
    Theodore served with Company C, 5th Battalion of the United States Guards during World War I.

    Information from World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918
    Name: Theodor Christenson Enger
    Age in years: 30
    Home address: Redby, Minnesota
    Date of Birth: November 24, 1886
    Are you (1) a natural born citizen, (2) a naturalized citizen, (3) an alien, (4) or have you declared your intention: Alien
    Where were you born: Edsvold, Norway
    If not a citizen, of what country are you a citizen or subject: Norway
    What is your present trade, occupation, or office: Railroad Security Foreman
    By whom employed: MRL&M Railway Company (logging railroad)
    Where employed: Redby, Minnesota
    Married or single: Single
    Race: Caucasian
    Do you claim exemption from draft: Yes - noncitizen
    Tall, medium, or short: Medium
    Slender, medium, or stout: Medium
    Color of eyes: Blue
    Color of hair: Dark Brown
    Bald: No
    Has person lost arm, leg, hand, foot, or both eyes, or is he otherwise disabled: No

    Information from World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942:
    Name: Theodore C. Enger
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 55
    Birth Date: November 24, 1886
    Birth Place: Norway
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: about 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Relationship to Draftee: Head
    Height: 5' 10"
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Gray
    Weight: 178
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Theodore Enger, Nashwauk, Minnesota
    Employer's Name and Address: Butler Brothers
    Place of Employment or Business: Cooley, Itasca County, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Theodore was a former track foreman for the Butler Brothers Mining Company.

    He had been a resident of Nashwauk, Minnesota for the past twenty-seven years.

    Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a son, Theodore, Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Hilda) Keeler; and two grandchildren.

    Theodore died suddenly at his home north of Nashwauk, Minnesota and burial was in the Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota. (Plot: PD#11, Block 21, Lot 8). No photo of grave marker available at this time.

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