New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Dakota Datebook: Fingal Enger

 

August 26, 2019



Aug. 27, 2019— It was during harvesting in 1913 that Fingal Enger was caught in a downpour. He wouldn’t go inside until he was certain that all the wagons were in and every horse properly tended, and he ended up catching pneumonia. It was a hard thing for Enger to be slowed down by illness– the 6'4" farmer was legendary for his size and strength and had always done the work of two men.

Enger was born in Norway in 1846. Early in 1872, he left Fargo with two other men to find land in the Goose River area. According to historian Erling Rolfsrud, each man carried an axe, a gun and a knaps...



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