Near Sacred Heart in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Enestvedt Marker
This memorial to Ole O. and Anne Enestvedt and their children is near the location of the log and dugout home of these Norwegian immigrants. This pioneer family staked their homestead claim in the spring of 1867, shortly after the "Indian uprising". Ole and Anne raised the following 9 children on this farm still in the family name:
• O.O. Jr., farmer, historian, author and poet.
• Jorgine, Lutheran missionary and teacher, Teller, Alaska.
• Sophia, chiropractor in Sacred Heart, Minn. and Chicago, Ill.
• Christian, grocer, grain buyer and banker in Belview, Minn.
• Theodore, farmer, organizer of cooperatives, land bank director, civic and community leader.
• Anna, teacher, married G.H. Kravik, inventor and manufacturer of grinding wheels, Everett, Wash.
• Engebret, corn breeder, progressive political organizer and writer.
• John, farmer, chiropractor, athlete & mechanic.
• Louise, teacher, Eng. and Norwegian languages.
Dedicated by Their Heirs on the 100th Anniversary
1867 — 1967
Erected 1967 by the Enestvedt family descendants.
Location. 44° 41.088′ N, 95° 17.983′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacred Heart MN 56285, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kittelsland Water Wheel (here, next to this marker); A Family's Proud Heritage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Life with Family and Friends (approx. one mile away); Farther and Gay Castle (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Joseph R. Brown House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boiling Spring (approx. 2.9 miles away); Vicksburg Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Schwandt State Monument (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacred Heart.
Also see . . . Enestvedt Seed Company. "Enestvedt Seeds office is still located on the farm homesteaded in 1867..." (Submitted on January 15, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 380 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.