Enwall, Ogie

Partial transcript T055

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SIE 2-1-t055

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Enwall, Ogie


  • 1981-05-13 (Creation)


2 file folders
1 photograph
1 sound cassette
2 compact discs

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This interview was conducted with Ogie Enwall (Aage Enevoldsen) on May 13, 1981. It contains information on family background, emigration, dairy farming, marriage and family, community involvement, and Danish heritage. The interview also contains a photograph of Ogie. The interview was conducted in English.

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Box 2, File 19 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 2, File 19A Correspondence
Release Form
Letters from Janet Rasmussen about Mr. Enwall’s participation in the project.
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

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Interviewed by Morrene Nesvig
Transcribed by Mary Sue Gee, Julie Peterson and Becky Husby
Encoded by Kerstin Ringdahl & Amity Smetzler
Recording Quality: Good. He retains quite a strong Danish accent in speaking

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Ogie Enwall was born on November 22, 1899 in Troldhede, Denmark to Jens Enevoldsen and Johana Mickelsen. Jens was a butcher, and Johanna was a housewife. Ogie had twelve siblings: Jenssine, Mette, Enevold, Jens, Peder, Niels, Sofus, Axsel, Harry, Arthur, Rudolf, and Oda. Ogie attended school until he was fourteen, and then began working on farms to pay for high school, which you had to be eighteen to enter.

In March of 1924, Ogie immigrated to the United States, where he took the train from New York to Yakima, Washington. Ogie soon found a job on a farm in Roy, Washington and worked in exchange for ten cows. With his cows, he rented a farm and stayed there for ten years. In 1932, Ogie bought a farm in Eatonville, Washington and began dairy farming. He married Mary Shaw the following year, and they had three daughters: Doris, Evelyn, and Mary Ellen.

Through the years, Ogie has been a member of Ohop Mutual Light Company's board, Fire District 15, which he helped start, and the Danish Brotherhood. He has also attended Bethany Lutheran Church on Mountain Highway. Ogie has returned to Denmark three times and does not think he could live there again. He is proud of his home country but is also proud to be an American citizen.


Full Name: Aage Enevoldsen
Father: Jens Enevoldsen
Mother: Johana Mickelsen
Brothers and Sisters: Jenssine Enevoldsen, Mette Enevoldsen, Enevold Enevoldsen, Jens Peter Enevoldsen, Peder Weslev Enevoldsen, Niels Jul Enevoldsen, Sofus Enevoldsen, Axsel Otto Enevoldsen, Harry Enevoldsen, Arthur Enevoldsen, Rudolf Enevoldsen, Oda Enevoldsen
Spouse: Mary Shaw
Children: Doris Enwall, Evelyn Enwall, Mary Ellen Enwall

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