Eenigenburg Family – Second Generation

Gerrit & Jannetje Eenigenburg were blessed with 5 more children after arriving in America:  John (1850), Mary (1852), George (1854) Sarah (1857), and Harry, Sr. (1859). 

The family has tracked its genealogy over the years and has detailed records of the many descendents of Gerrit & Jannetje.  Here are some of the second generation.

Harry Eenigenburg, age 22 years

Author & historian,
Harry Eenigenburg in 1935

In 1882, at the age of 22, Harry, already an accomplished carpenter,  joined a group of homesteaders in South Dakota and helped build a settlement in exchange for land. Five years later, he and his wife, Louisa, returned to Roseland.  In 1935, Harry also published, “The Calumet Region and its Early Settlers,” providing a detailed, eyewitness account of the early pioneer experience.  Harry became a successful businessman and built many buildings in Roseland.