Edward George Wild

Edward George Wild

Male 1892 - 1980  (87 years)

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  • Name Edward George Wild 
    Nickname Ted 
    Born 24 Aug 1892  Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1893  Wildwood Farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1922  Ted and Billie Wild farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1960  Forman, Sargent, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1963  Oriska, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1969  Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1979  Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 May 1980  Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I75  Default
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2017 

    Father Peter Wild,   b. 28 Feb 1857, Bayfield, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1906, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Catherine Fahnlander,   b. 11 Nov 1860, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1940, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1880 
    Photos
    Map of Osnabrock township 1912
    Map of Osnabrock township 1912
    Peter Wild's property is visible in the northern part of this map
    Map of Easby township, 1912
    Map of Easby township, 1912
    Peter Wild's property can be seen in the southern part of the township
    Wildwood Farm 1918
    Wildwood Farm 1918
    "Iowa and Illinois Farmseekers with the Helgeson Realty Co on Wild Farm near Osnabrock, North Dakota"
    Fresh teams being taken to the field, Wildwood Farm
    Fresh teams being taken to the field, Wildwood Farm
    From a note by Robert Walter Wild, born 1925

    Date not known. Fresh teams being taken to the field to replace teams that had worked from early morning. Dad (Edward G. Wild, born 1892) told me once that his job for three years was to harness and unharness horses and take fresh teams to the field. This scene is on Wildwood Farm and has to be 1904 or later since the elevator shows in the background.
    Threshing scene on Wildwood Farm, about 1918
    Threshing scene on Wildwood Farm, about 1918
    From a hand written note by Edward George Wild (born 1892) (IWW stands for International Workers of the World, a very aggressive labor movement of the time):

    Threshing scene about 1918.
    Bill Wild is on the steam engine. At far right in front of the four horse team on the grain tank is a Stewart Shock Loader operated by Ray Wild. The shock loader was purchased in an effort to replace field pitchers who were lost as a result of IWW organized labor efforts. The steam engine is a Gaar-Scott and the separator is an Advance Rumley with 40" cylinder requiring 4 men to feed it. The "spike" pitchers are John and Henry Helbling. The blower is blowing straw into a rack to be brought around for fuel for the engine.
    Horses
    Horses
    When asked about the horses in this photograph, from a hand written note by Edward Wild (born 1892):

    Picture of the horses.
    In the early part of November 1923 on our old farm - it was realized that there were pretty many horses to winter. Local prospects for sales were poor, but it was found to be lots better in the Eastern states. So enough for a car load was under special care also better feed. Twenty-six in all and about six matched teams 2 horses. They were given this special care for two months and then shipped. Sold pretty fair in New J. and Conn. Dad
    Histories
    Biography of Peter Wild (1857-1906)
    Biography of Peter Wild (1857-1906)
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Ann Daggett,   b. 21 Jul 1900, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1964, Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1922  Church of the Incarnation, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ed note: At some point (1980's?), Joyce Wild Mattson asked her brothers and sisters to record what they remembered. These notes were found as several pieces of paper clipped together. Only David's note is signed. Fortunately, David's note also explained what all of these pieces of paper were about. Here are the contents of those notes.

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      30's dust bowl
      car - running board, windshield opening
      bathroom; batteries, power plant in basement
      one room school; consolidated school

      'Sudden death awakens the living. It awakens us to realize if we are going to have good times with our families we must have them now. It awakens us to realize that if we are going to visit friends and relatives we must do it now. It awakens us to realize that if we are going to prepare ourselves for death we must do it now.'

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      15 sandwiches every school morning
      watching and performing in community clubs
      Canning of meat, vegetables and fruit
      shelling peas
      13 mi to Langdon - in winter 3 hr each way
      Cat's cradle
      The wind
      Mother's hay fever - going to Mpls each year for relief and Jim Wild reversing
      Her mask
      Oct. 9 - 'cobwebs' - Indian summer
      Homemakers - 4-H
      County fair
      Colds - goose grease, flannel on chest
      School miles - 17 mi a day, 300+ a mo

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      As the grain on the Peter Wild farm was harvested, it was stored in the elevator at the farm. A winter task was to move the grain to the family-owned elevator in Easby, about seven miles to the north, where the grain could then be loaded on railroad box cars. Dad was one of the grain haulers for a number of years. Using a large box, called a grain tank, mounted on a bob-sled and pulled by farm horses, he would make two trips each day to the elevator in Easby. The grain tank probably held 60 to 70 bushels of wheat or barley. When a North Dakota blizzard struck, Dad would stay at the 'hotel' in Easby, putting the horses up at the 'livery stable'. Easby, which at one time had a bank and several general stores, had essentially ceased to exist by the 1930's.

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      Tracing the outline of our foot to send to Wards or Sears to order shoes

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      Joyce -- Sorry I didn't respond to your request the first time around - just forgot. I think it's a good idea and I hope you do better this time.

      Rather than begin with "what I remember" I would like to turn it around and reflect on "what I don't remember" because I think it says a lot about the character of Mother and Dad. I'm thinking particularly about the mid-30's when I was 8 to 10 years old. Looking back on those years I'm becoming more aware of how tough it was - no crops, no money, extremely hot in the summer and cold in the winter. What I don't remember is ever hearing Mother and Dad expressing discouragement or hopelessness or self-pity. As kids we didn't know how bad it was, and they didn't complain even thought it must have been very discouraging. Tomorrow would be better. Don't give up.

      Our house was comparatively large and as kids the many rooms all seemed spacious. But each room shrunk dramatically in size by the time we returned home from college. It's hard to imagine how the kitchen, for example, prepared so many meals, baked so much bread (from scratch), canned so many vegetables, etc, etc. And all done with very limited cupboard space. Equally amazing things happened in the dining room and living room and all the other rooms - they sure got smaller as the house got older. Dave
    Children 
     1. Edward George Wild, Jr.,   b. 29 Dec 1923, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1944, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Robert Walter Wild,   b. 06 Jul 1925, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 2010, Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Father David Daggett Wild,   b. 16 Mar 1927, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2008, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Dorothy Ann Wild,   b. 16 Mar 1927, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2011, Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +5. Martha Joyce Wild,   b. 30 Mar 1929, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2004, 6577 Bullen Bluff Terrace, Gainesville, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Barbara Louise Wild,   b. 12 Nov 1930, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2022, Crookston, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +7. Peter William Wild,   b. 17 May 1932, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 2005, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Living
    Photos
    Ted and Billie Wild house being built, about 1924
    Ted and Billie Wild house being built, about 1924
    Ted and Billie Wild house 1925
    Ted and Billie Wild house 1925
    Catherine Fahnlander Wild on front steps with unknown man; grandson Ted Wild Jr. is at the side of the house; Ted Wild's first car in front
    Ted and Billie Wild farm, about 1955
    Ted and Billie Wild farm, about 1955
    Histories
    The Diary of Dorothy Daggett Wild (1937-38)
    The Diary of Dorothy Daggett Wild (1937-38)
    A diary kept by Dorothy Daggett Wild in 1937 and 1938
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1892 - Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1893 - Wildwood Farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1922 - Ted and Billie Wild farm, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1960 - Forman, Sargent, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1963 - Oriska, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1969 - Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1979 - Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 1980 - Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Young Ted Wild
    Young Ted Wild
    Edward George 'Ted' Wild (1892-1980)
    Edward George "Ted" Wild (1892-1980)
    Ted and Dorothy Wild, Helen and George Hocum
    Ted and Dorothy Wild, Helen and George Hocum
    Verna and Ted Wild
    Verna and Ted Wild
    Ted Wild, unknown date
    Ted Wild, unknown date
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ted Wild family, about 1935
    Ted Wild family, about 1935
    Dorothy "Billie" Daggett Wild and Ted Wild in back.
    from left: David, Dorothy, Bob, and Teddy in middle row
    from left: Joyce, Barbara and Peter in front
    Catherine Fahnlander Wild family, unknown date
    Catherine Fahnlander Wild family, unknown date
    from left: Al Sinner, Ted Wild, Verna, Katherine, Joe, John, Grandma, Frank, and Ray Wild
    'Jumper' used by Ted Wild to take his children to school
    "Jumper" used by Ted Wild to take his children to school
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ted Wild, with Dorothy, Etta, and Bill Wild
    Ted Wild, with Dorothy, Etta, and Bill Wild
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ted Wild, 1956
    Ted Wild, 1956
    Letter from Ted Wild to the Mattson family in 1956 shortly after the birth of Monica
    Letter from Ted Wild to the Mattson family in 1956 shortly after the birth of Monica
    Monday a.m.

    My dear folks --

    Just a line this morning to check on our new grand-daughter. How are you all? By the time this arrives, you should be home again. Am sure you were quite disappointed when the little girl arrived, since you both wanted a boy. What will be will be. Do hope that all goes well for you and that things get back to normal. What was the reaction when the girls saw their new sister? Like all others, I suppose they were sort of dumbfounded.

    All is quiet on the western front. Nothing new. Mom feels fine, but her diet is quite hard to follow. Sort of hits the rest of us. Slows things up pretty much. Had a quiet day for our anniversary. Went to Mass. Afterwards, Susan went to the school to work with others and we came home for awhile. Mostly to see the Canadians off on their return. Later we went back to Langdon to a movie -- then ate up there and then home for a quiet evening. Next year we hope to do better, as it is another fifth year. Do you know it's four years already since we visited you folks. Doesn't time fly?

    Was just down and helped with the wash. Now, when I finish this, I will be going into Osna to do some mailing and some business. John took the kids this morning so we will have the trip this afternoon. Next week, Susan will start staying in, we have a good room lined up. Guess you perhaps know that Dorothy has asked us down for turkey.

    Hope that all goes swell for you and that the new girl is real good. Love and kisses for you all, Dad
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    Ted and Billie Wild
    Ted and Billie Wild
    Ted and Billie Wild, 1959
    Ted and Billie Wild, 1959
    Papal blessing
    Papal blessing
    Assorted Wilds, November 1965
    Assorted Wilds, November 1965
    From left in back: Ted, Katherine, Bill
    From left in front: Joe, Verna, John
    Assorted Wilds, about 1968
    Assorted Wilds, about 1968
    From left: Marion and Bill, Verna, Ted, Gertrude and John (in back), Diomah and Joe
    Ted Wild, 85th birthday celebration
    Ted Wild, 85th birthday celebration
    Katherine Wild Sinner and Ted Wild, 1979
    Katherine Wild Sinner and Ted Wild, 1979
    Ted Wild and Katherine Wild Sinner, 1979
    Ted Wild and Katherine Wild Sinner, 1979
    Ted, Gertrude and John Wild, 1979
    Ted, Gertrude and John Wild, 1979
    Verna and Ted Wild, 1979
    Verna and Ted Wild, 1979

  • Notes 
    • 1900 US Census, Osnabrock, North Dakota
      Household headed by Peter Wilds, born Feb 1857, 43 years old, married 20 years, 10 children, all children living, born in Canada Eng, both parents born in Germany, immigrated to US in 1878, in the US for 22 years, citizen, occupation farmer, able to read and write, able to speak English, own (not renting) home, no mortgage, farm (not house). Wife Catharine, born Nov 1860, 39 years old, married 20 years, born in Canada Eng, both parents born in Germany, immigrated to US in 1877, in the US for 23 years, able to read and write, able to speak English. Son John J, born Jun 1881, 19 years old, born in North Dakota, both parents born in Canada Eng, occupation farm laborer. Son Frank, born Jan 1883, 17 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son William, born Feb 1885, 15 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Daughter Catherine A., born Nov 1886, 13 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Peter L., born Dec 1888, 11 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Joseph F., born Sep 1890, 9 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Edward G., born Aug 1892, 7 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Daughter Olivia M., born Feb 1894, 6 years old, born in North Dakota, at school. Son Ramond, born Feb 1896, 4 years old, born in North Dakota. Daughter Verna L., born Apr 1898, 2 years old, born in North Dakota. The household also included a woman servant and five farm laborers, all men. The woman was 20 years old, born in Austria, immigrated to the US in 1898. Three of the laborers had immigrated from Canada very recently -- in 1900. One laborer had immigrated from Canada in 1890. The fifth laborer was born in Wisconsin to Irish parents. Four of the laborers were in their mid 20's; one was 53 years old.

      1910 US Census, Osnabrock, North Dakota
      (parts of this record were very faint and difficult to read)
      Household headed by Catherine Wild, 49 years old, widowed, occupation Manager at a farm. Son Frank, 29 years old, single, born in North Dakota, occupation farmer. Son Willie Philip, 20 years old, single, born in North Dakota. Daughter Katherine A., 22 years old, single, born in North Dakota. Son Thomas Joseph, 18 years old, single, born in North Dakota. Son Edward George, 17 years old, born in North Dakota. Daughter Olivia Mary, 16 years old, born in North Dakota. Daughter Eugene Raymond, 14 years old, born in North Dakota. Daughter Louise Verna, born in North Dakota. Son Clarence John, born in North Dakota. Son James Walter, 5 years old, born in North Dakota. The household also included 12 men "servants" (almost certainly farm laborers), ranging in age from 21 to 50. The oldest of them was John Fahnlander, Catherine's brother. The household also included one female servant, 15 years old, native tongue Russian. Also a female boarder, 66 years old, native tongue Russian.

      1915 North Dakota census
      Household consisting of Catherine Wild, J. Overby, Anne Wild, Katherine Wild, Bill Wild, Joe Wild, Edward Wild, John Wild, and Walter Wild. The household included 17 additional men, one of whom was John Fahnlander.

      5 Jun 1917, World War I draft registration card
      Edward George Wild, 25 years old, born in Osnabrock, N.D., 24 Aug 1892. Occupation farmer, marital status single. Height medium (from tall, medium, short). Build medium (from slender, medium, stout). Brown eyes, brown hair.

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      Letter by Ted Wild, unknown date

      Tuesday evening

      Mr. John Wild
      Collegeville, Minn.

      Dear sir;

      Your letter at hand, I am not saying when, and I was sorry to hear from you so soon. What for you do that? Nuff of nonsense. In the first place you will have to excuse me for not writing sooner, because my intentions were surely good. You know my ability for writing. Your letter came to-night, and from the content we take it that you two are making things go in the proper style.

      I have just finished hauling out the rye, and will haul the flax just as soon as we can clean it and get a car for it. The sleigh road is all busted again, but it looks like more snow to-night. I sure had a fine road for a while. I used June, July, May and Grace. They made a dandy team for winter teaming. Some time it got pretty heavy for little May.

      The horses are all fine so far. Joe sold the wind splitter to Strand to-day for money. No doubt, they have told you about the other sale Joe made of the old timers and crips. We came near sending some teams to the woods for the winter. Our teams were not quite big enuf for this fellows use. Baldy has perhaps told you all about the cattle, so I wont say very much about them now. If we can make another change like the last one, we will have a first class herd. I like the new ones fine. They sure are a good bunch of cattle. The hogs still eat, sleep and grunt between times. They also are growing pretty fast. Bet you will say I dont know a thing about them, but you are mistoken. The poultry business is pretty bum just now. All going down and nothing coming up. The geese fly too much and we cant catch them. The turkeys hit for the highest trees so they get away on us. The ducks just hide and freeze to death on us, at least that is what some of them done and we can find no trace of them at all.

      Freeman is stil lhere but I dont know how long he will stay. Baldy is here for the winter I guess. The rest are strangers to you kids. We have five men now, one has his wife so you see we are pretty well supplied for help now.

      Walter asked if I left my car in Langdon. No it is at home, with a broken back. I kind of wish it was there tho, as I am doubtful whether it will get much work on it this winter.

      The next morning and have just returned from getting a load of straw down next to the big hill. So will have to cut this short, but will promise you wont have to wait so long again. Well good-bye for this time. May see you soon as I am going to Chicago next week. Keep the good work going.

      Your brother,
      Ted

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      1920 US census, Osnabrock, North Dakota
      Household headed by Catherine Wild, 59 years old, widowed, entered the US in 1876, became a citizen in 1882, able to read and write, born in Ontario, native tongue English, both parents born in Germany, both parents native tongue German, Occupation farmer, grain and stock. Son William P., 34 years old, single, occupation laborer, home farm. Daughter Catherine A., 33 years old, single, occupation housekeeper, home farm. Son Joseph T., 29 years old, single, occupation manager, home farm. Son Edward G., 27 years old, single, occupation laborer, home farm. Daughter Olivia M., 25 years old, single, occupation teacher, public school. Son Raymond E., 23 years old, single, occupation laborer, home farm. Daughter Verna L., 21 years old, single, occupation none. Son John C., 17 years old, in school. Son Walter J., 15 years old, in school. Son Peter L., 31 years old, married, occupation manager, home farm. Peter's wife Josephine H., 23 years old, occupation none. The household also included a 29 year old hired maid born in Minnesota. There were also four hired men, ranging in age from 22 to 46. (John Fahnlander was not among them.) There is also a married couple from Sweden, immigrated in 1913, not citizens. The husband was 46 years old, occupation laborer, stock farm. The wife was 22 years old, occupation domestic, private family.

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      Nov 1922

      Miss Dorothy Daggett is Autumn Bride of Edward George Wild

      At the Church of the Incarnation, the marriage of Miss Dorothy Anne Daggett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bartlett Hatch of the Hampshire Arms, and Edward George Wild of Langdon, N.D., took place yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. J.M. Cleary read the service. Mrs. Lucile Frankman Murphy, organist, played and Mrs. Teenie Murphy Sheehan sang "Ave Maria," and "Adore, and Be Still," by Gounod. Mrs. Paul Daggett and Raymond E. Wild, Mr. Wild's brother, were the only attendants.

      Miss Daggett wore a dark blue suit of poiret twill, with a hat of champagne colored velvet and a fox fur. Her flowers were a corsage bouquet of lilies of the valley, lavender sweetpeas (?????) Miss Daggett entered with her father and was given in marriage by him. The matron of honor wore a squirrel trimmed suit of blue duvetyn, with a hat of tan velvet, and her flowers were a corsage bouquet of butterfly roses, pink sweetpeas and bouvardia.

      Twenty guests had been invited to the dinner and informal reception given last evening at the Hampshire Arms by Mr. and Mrs. Hatch. Mrs. Hatch wore a gown of black georgette and Mrs. Catherine Wild, the bridegroom's mother, was gowned in black satin. Both wore corsage bouquets of pink roses and violets.

      On their return from an eastern wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Wild will be at home in Minneapolis, until March 1, when they will go to Casselton, N.D., to make their home.

      Out of town guests at the wedding included Mrs. Catherine Wild of Langdon, N.D., Mr. Wild's mother, and Mrs. John De Witt of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Miss Daggett's aunt.

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      21 Nov 1922, Grand Forks Herald
      A wedding of interest to a number of North Dakota people is that of Edward George Wild, son of Mrs. Catherine Wild of Langdon, N.D. to Miss Dorothy Anne Daggett, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. William Bartlett Hatch of the Hampshire Arms hotel, Minneapolis, which took place Saturday morning in the church of the Incarnation in the latter city. Rev. J.M. Cleary read the service.
      Mrs. Lucile Frankman Murphy, organist, played, and Mrs. Teenie Murphy Sheehan sang "Ave Maria" and "Adore and Be Still" by Gounod. Mrs. Paul Daggett and Raymond E. Wild, a brother of the bridegroom, were the only attendants.
      On their return from an eastern wedding trip, Mrs. and Mrs. Wild will be at home in Minneapolis until March 1 when they will go to Casselton, N.D. to reside.

      1925 North Dakota census, Easby
      E.G. Wild, 32 years old. Mrs. E.G. Wild, 24 years old. Edward Wild, 1 year old.

      1930 US Census, Easby, Cavalier County, North Dakota
      Household headed by Edward G. Wild, 37 years old, married 30 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born in North Dakota, both parents born Canada-English, occupation farmer, general farm. Wife Dorothy D. Wild, 29 years old, 22 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born in Minnesota, father born in Iowa, mother born in Canada-English, occupation none. Son Edward G., 6 years old. Son Robert W., 4 years old. Son David, 3 years old. Daughter Dorothy A., 3 years old. Daughter Joyce M., 1 year old. All of the children born in North Dakota. None of the children in school. The household also included a 29 year old farm laborer, born in Iowa.

      1940 US Census, Easby, Cavalier County, North Dakota
      Household headed by Edward G. Wild; owner; home value $4000; 47 years old; born in North Dakota; completed 8th grade; worked 60 hours during week of March 24-30, 1940; occupation farmer. Wife Dorothy D. Wild, 39 years old, born in Minnesota, completed high school, occupation housework. Son Edward G. Wild, 16 years old, completed 1 year of high school, born in North Dakota. Son Robert W. Wild, 14 years old, born in North Dakota, completed 8th grade. Son David D. Wild, 13 years old, completed 7th grade. Daughter Dorothy A. Wild, 13 years old, completed 6th grade. Daughter Joyce M. Wild, 11 years old, completed 5th grade. Daughter Barbara L. Wild, 9 years old, completed 2nd grade. Son Peter W. Wild, 7 years old, completed 1st grade. Daughter Susan M. Wild, 6 months old.

      27 Apr 1942, World War II Draft Registration
      Edward George Wild, residing in Easby Township, Cavalier County, North Dakota. Mailing address: Osnabrock, N.D. Telephone: Yes, Nekoma exchange. Age 49 years, born 24 Aug 1892 in Cavalier County, North Dakota. Name and address of person who will always know your address: Mrs. Dorothy Wild, Osnabrock, N.D. Employer's name and address: "Farm for my self". Place of employment or business: Easby Township. Race white, height 5' 9", weight 135 lbs, light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.


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      Langdon, N. Dak. Republican, November 18, 1947

      Silver Wedding Marked by E.G. Wilds

      Mr. and Mrs. E.G. "Ted" Wild of Easby township celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with a dinner Sunday of last week and with a social evening Tuesday evening.

      About 20 relatives and friends were entertained for dinner and during the evening at the Wild home Sunday of last week. About 30 neighbors were entertained at the social evening on the actual anniversary, November 18, 1947.

      Dorothy Daggett, daughter of W.S. and Ann Daggett of Minneapolis, both deceased, and Edward G. Wild, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wild, prominent county couple, both deceased, were married November 18, 1922, at Minneapolis. They have lived in the county continuously since their marriage.

      Three sons and four daughters are living. They are Robert, who is a student at St. Thomas college at St. Paul; David, who is a student at St. Johns university at Collegeville, Minn; Dorothy, who is in nurses training at St. Johns hospital at Fargo; Joyce, who is a freshman at the College of St. Benedict at St. Joseph, Minn.; Barbara and Peter, who are students at St. Alphonsus high school, and Susan at home. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wild have a daughter who was born October 29, 1947.

      Their oldest son, Flight Officer Edward G. Wild jr., popularly known as "Teddy", was killed November 3, 1944, in an airplane crash near Lancaster, Calif., while taking advanced training. He had been graduated from St. Alphonsus high school as salutatorian in 1942 and later attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton.

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      Minnesota Death index
      Edward George Wild. Death date: 18 May 1980. Birth date: 24 Aug 1892. Death County: Polk. Mother's Maiden Name: Fahnlander

      Social Security Death index
      Edward Wild, 58072 Valley City, Barnes, North Dakota, USA. Born 24 Aug 1892. Died May 1980.

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      The following was written by Peter Wild, son of Ted Wild, after his father's death in 1980:

      The farmer was at it early. As a boy, he learned quickly about "making another round". He watched all the farm activities, taking his turn as soon as he could "hold the reins" and "reach the pedals". His was a large field and he began eagerly, setting out straight and true.

      Early morning was a delicious time -- happy with birds' songs and the joy of a partner. It was easy to make another round. He kept on steadily, not alone long, a little visit and a cool drink at the end of each round.

      He worked his field confidently -- icy winds only had him turn up his collar and lean into them, as he made another round. The hot sun only urged him to roll up his sleeves and mop his brow. Opening his shirt, he made another round.


      He knew the restfulness of the cool grass and earth. He knew, too, the pleasure of companionship and the joy of little children. He knew the pride of accomplishment -- his and theirs -- and another round was easy.

      He knew the sadness of loss -- once tears flowed when he learned a little one could come no more -- and, again, towards evening, when his partner came no more. The rounds were more difficult, but he kept on.

      The field was large and he found the far corners troublesome, but, following the furrow he had laid out, always brought him back to the friendly corner, with the comfort of love and help, food and drink, and the strength and energy to make another round.

      Evening darkened the sky. The things of nature quieted and he worked alone, tiring with the day. And now, it was done. Proudly he pulled aside with the machinery. Laying down his tools, he put away the things of work. Walking tall to his Father's house, he entered his peace, joining those there, and rejoicing again as he shared with his partner and child the joys of eternal life. There is love and happiness in his place, one of many mansions.

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      Obituary in newspaper:

      Edward G. Wild

      The funeral for Edward G. Wild, 87, Crookston, Minn., was held today in St. Catherine Catholic Church at Valley City, N.D. Another service will be at 2 Wednesday in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at Langdon, N.D. He died Sunday. Mr. Wild was born Aug. 24, 1892, and married Dorothy Daggett Nov. 18, 1922. She died in 1964. He farmed near Langdon until 1960 when he retired. Survivors include two sons and two daughters, Robert, Oakton, Va.; the Rev. David, West Fargo; Mrs. Emery (Dorothy) Johnson, Grand Forks, N.D.; Mrs. Melvin (Joyce) Mattson, Falls Church, Va.; two sisters and a brother, Sister Brian (Barbara), Crookston; Peter, Valley City; Sister Moira (Susan), St. Joseph, Minn.; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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      19 May 1980, Valley City Times-Record

      Edward G. Wild

      Edward G. Wild died Sunday, May 18, at Crookston, Minn. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 20, at 4 p.m. in St. Catherine's Church in Valley City and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, with interment to follow.

      Edward Wild was born Aug. 24, 1892 at Osnabrock where he lived until 1960. He married Dorothy Daggett in Minneapolis in 1922. They had eight children. He and his wife lived at Forman for two years, moving to Oriska and Valley City in 1962. She died in 1964. He was a member of Knights of Columbus for 53 years.

      Survivors include his children: Robert of Oakton, Va.; Father David Wild, West Fargo; Dorothy (Mrs. Emery) Johnson, Grand Forks; Joyce (Mrs. Mel) Mattson, Falls Church, Va.; Sister Brian Wild, Crookston, Minn.; Peter, Valley City; Sister Moira Wild, St. Joseph, Minn.; one brother, John C., Langdon; two sisters, Katherine Sinner, Casselton, and Verna (Mrs. Ole) Johnson, Langdon; and 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Jr., who died in 1944.

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      E.G. Wild

      Services were Tuesday, May 27, in Langdon for E.G. (Ted) Wild, 87, Crookston, Minn., and formerly of Osnabrock. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Langdon. Mr. Wild died May 18 in Crookston.

      Mr. Wild was born on Aug. 24, 1892, in Osnabrock, and on Nov. 18, 1922, he was married to Dorothy Daggett in Minneapolis. The couple farmed near Osnabrock. His wife died in 1964. He also lived in Valley City before moving to Crookston.

      Survivors include three sons, Robert, Oakton, Va., The Rev. David Wild, West Fargo, Peter, Valley City; four daughters, Mrs. Emery (Dorothy) Johnson, Grand Forks, Mrs. Melvin (Joyce) Mattson, Falls Church, Va., Sister Brian Wild, Crookston, Sister Moira Wild, St. Joseph, Minn.; one brother, John C. Wild, Langdon; two sisters, Mrs. O.S. (Verna) Johnson, Langdon, Mrs. Albert (Katherine) Sinner, Casselton; 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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      Funeral held here today for E.G. (Ted) Wild

      Funeral services are being held this afternoon (Wednesday) at two o'clock for Edward G. (Ted) Wild, 87, long time prominent Easby Township farmer who died Sunday, May 18, 1980, at Villa St. Vincent at Crookston, Minn., where he had resided for the past year.

      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon. A service was held Tuesday afternoon in St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Valley City, where Mr. Wild had resided before moving to Crookston.

      Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery at Langdon, beside the grave of his wife. Casket bearers will be Tim Wild, Kent Wild, Michelle Wild, Steven Johnson, Keith Johnson, and Judy Johnson, all grandchildren of Mr. Wild. All his relatives and friends were designated honorary bearers.

      Edward G. Wild, popularly known as Ted, was born August 24, 1892, at Osnabrock. He was the son of Peter Wild and Catherine Fahnlander Wild, who homesteaded in Osnabrock Township in 1882. His father died August 16, 1906, and his mother passed away October 10, 1940.

      He was reared on the family farm and attended school in Osnabrock Township. He farmed in Easby Township until he retired in 1960, when he moved to Forman. After three years there he moved to Oriska and in 1969 to Valley City. A year ago he moved to Villa St. Vincent at Crookston.

      During his years in Easby Township he was active in township affairs and served on the township board for a number of years. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 53 years.

      He and Dorothy Daggett were married November 18, 1922, at Minneapolis. She died November 23, 1964, at Valley City.

      Three sons, four daughters, 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive. The sons are Robert Wild, Oakton, Va.; Rev. David Wild, West Fargo; and Peter Wild, Valley City. The daughters are Mrs. Emery (Dorothy) Johnson, Grand Forks; Mrs. Melvin (Martha Joyce) Mattson, Falls Church, Va.; Sister Brian (Barbara), Crookston; and Sister Moira (Susan), St. Joseph, Minn. Another son, Lt. Edward G. Wild, died in 1944 in a training accident while serving with the U.S. Air Force.

      John C. Wild of Langdon is a brother who also survives, as do two sisters, Mrs. O.S. (Verna) Johnson, also of Langdon, and Mrs. Albert (Katherine) Sinner of Casselton.

      Besides his wife and parents, a sister Olivia Mary, and seven brothers predeceased him. The brothers were John J. Wild, Walter J. Wild, Frank Wild, William P. Wild, Peter Wild, Joseph T. Wild and Dr. R.E. Wild.

      The funeral arrangements were in charge of Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon.

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      21 May 1980
      Today's weather: Light volcanic ash today, clear tonight and Thursday; highs around 90 today, mid to upper 90s Thursday.

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      15 January 1981
      Arson is suspected in rural Langdon fire
      Langdon, N.D. -- Arson is suspected in the fire which destroyed the home of Fred Wegner of rural Langdon.

      Wegner, the last base commander before the ABM shut down in September of 1977, is now director of the Youth Adult Conservation Corps located at the Nekoma site.

      "He has fired a few people who have then made threats," said Cavalier County Sheriff Joe Peltier. "Some of those suspected are local people."

      Peltier said he found physical evidence of arson, but would not disclose what it was.

      Wegner and his wife were in Bismarck at the time of the blaze, which was reported to the Langdon Fire Department at 4:44 a.m. Thursday.

      "The neighbor who called in the report said the home was engulfed in fire when it was spotted," Peltier said.

      Wegner also lost his garage, automobile and tractor in the fire. His home is located nine miles south and four miles east of Langdon.

      The North Dakota Crime Bureau has been called in by Peltier to assist in the investigation.