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Edward Engerud
Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

EDWARD ENGERUD, junior member of the firm of Morrill & Engerud, is one of the prominent young attorneys practicing at the bar of Fargo and has already achieved an enviable reputation in his chosen calling. He was born in the city of Racine, Racine county, Wisconsin, February 13, 1868, and is a son of Lars and Christine (Bakke) Engerud, natives of Norway, who came to America in 1852 and first settled in Chicago. Two years later they removed to Wisconsin and in 1877 became residents of Otter Tail county, Minnesota, where the father died in 1897. By trade he was a blacksmith. He had three sons, one of whom entered the United States navy, rose to the rank of lieutenant and died in the service.
Reared in Minnesota, our subject obtained his early education in the public schools of that state. In 1881 he came to Grand Forks, North Dakota, and entered the high school, from which he was graduated in 1882 with the first class sent out from that institution. The following year he became a student at Beloit College, Wisconsin, and remained there until 1887. He then commenced the study of law at Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and was admitted to the bar at that place in 1889. For two years he was engaged in practice with Judge C.L. Lewis, now of the supreme bench of Minnesota, and he continued at Fergus Falls until the spring of 1893, when he removed to Sheldon, North Dakota, and entered the employ of Edward Pierce as an attorney. A year later he went to Lisbon and was engaged in practice there until coming to Fargo in 1897. He served as state’s attorney for Ransom county for one year. On taking up his residence in Fargo he formed a partnership with Mr. Morrill, which still exists and they now enjoy a large and lucrative practice, both being able and prominent lawyers. Mr. Engerud is now serving as assistant state’s attorney of Cass county. He is a stanch Republican in politics and has stumped the state in the interest of that party.
In 1890 Mr. Engerud was united in marriage with Miss Clara J. Jacobsen, also a native of Wisconsin, and three children bless this union: Louis, Harold and Karl, all living.


Leonard Eriksson
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Anna Parks

ERIKSSON Leonard, Fergus Falls. Lawyer. Born Nov 11, 1876 in Westmanland Sweden, son of August Herman and Mathilda Eriksson. Educated in common schools of Sweden and at Warren Minn; graduated from Moorhead State Normal School and Georgetown Univ Washington D C. Employed in hardware store and as teacher 1900 to 1905; clk and special statistical agt for U S government; practiced law since 1905; now sec of Commercial Club Fergus Falls. Sec The Nat Agency inc; sec The Blood Broom Mnfg Co. Member Eriksson & Schweitzer.


Frank Evans
Little Sketches of Big Folks in Minnesota (Publ. 1907) Transcribed by Anna Parks

EVANS Frank J, Fergus Falls. Banker. Born Mar 16, 1863 in Minerva N Y, son of Richard and Cynthia (West) Evans. Married June 1889 to Mary C Compton. Educated in public schools and Hamline Univ St Paul. Moved to Fergus Falls 1882 and engaged as bkpr for Fergus Falls Nat Bank; appointed cashr 1887. Dir First Nat Bank Deer Creek. City treas 15 years. Member Masonic fraternity and K of P.

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