Edward John Engel
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    Born: November 29, 1854 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
    Died: May 27th, 1938 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
    Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    Father: John B Engel   born: November 9th, 1821           died: February 22nd, 1890
    Mother: Jacobine Hauter born: September 4th, 1828  died: January 31st, 1906

    Married: Sarah Ellyn Nichols born: December 15th, 1854 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois
    Date of marriage: August 17th, 1876     Place of marriage:  Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois

    1) David John      born: June 26th, 1883 in Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas
                          died: June 26th, 1883 in Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas

    2) George David  born: June 27th, 1890 in Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas  
                      died: March 31st, 1972 in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri

    Married: Dorothy Lee Lange    born: March 1st, 1892  died: October 30th, 1991
    Date of marriage: February 22nd, 1914    Place of marriage: Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Edward John Engel was hired in 1872 by the
Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad as a switch  
tender - brakeman in Wyanet, Illinois.
He also worked at the following Illinois locations:
Mendota, Peoria and

In 1875 he went to the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific,
where he worked at the following Illinois locations:
Marseilles, Ottawa, La Salle, Tiskilwa and Genesco.

In 1878  he was the joint agent of the
C B & Q - C R I & P Junction at Wyanet, sharing
duties with his friend,
Samuel Crossett.

Edward left the Junction in 1881 to take a position
with the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railroad in  
Emporia, Kansas and Halstead, Kansas in 1882 and
finally Argentine, Kansas, in 1883.

Edward John Engel retired from Santa Fe in 1928
1885 Kansas Census Edward and Sadie Engel, living with them
are Henry Lee Crawford and
W. B. Blaine. Henry Crawford
was the son of James and
Clarissa (Nichols) Crawford.
W. B. Blaine was the son of
John and Anna Blaine.
W. B. Blaine's  younger sister, Jennie, would later marry
Thomas Penman and they would have a daughter,
Lea Penman.
Lea would later become a famous
Broadway and film actress
1867 Edward J. Engel
1860 Census Edward J Engel
1880 Census Edward J Engel
My Present Past
A genealogical experience
Edward Engel sitting left with some friends in
Argentine, Kansas around 1888
Edward J Engel Marseilles, Illinois December 25, 1877