Eggert's Grocery

Eggert's Grocery postcard.

Charles F. Eggert was born in Stiles, Wisconsin in 1870. He came with his family to Fargo in 1882. About 1896, he went into business with Howard B. Travis at 412 Front Street, operating Travis & Eggert Meat Market. A few years later he was in business with Clarence E. Green at the same location under the name Green & Eggert. Around 1905, Mr. Green opened his own shop at 105 Broadway, and Mr. Eggert retained the shop at 412 Front Street under the name C. F. Eggert Meat Market.

An article from the July 19, 1907 Fargo Forum & Daily Republican describes the business:

His trade is both wholesale and retail and besides furnishing a large part of the city supply, he makes considerable shipments to towns in the state. The fact that he slaughters his own meats at the city slaughter house and that these meats receive government inspection, especially commends his market to all consumers. Mr. Eggert is a buyer and seller of cattle on an extensive scale and thus he has a supreme advantage in his selection of animals for slaughter.

In 1910, he moved his market to 1-3 Broadway, and when the Hotel Dacotah moved to the space in 1914, Mr. Eggert moved to 105 Broadway. For a while he was in business with Anthony Berthiaume. He expanded the business to include groceries. Mr. Eggert was killed on June 29, 1922 near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota when his car was struck by a train. The business ceased with his death.

Eggert's Grocery delivery wagon.

Fargo and Moorhead City Directory. Fargo, 1881-1927.
"Active participants in Fargo's great growth" Fargo Forum and Daily Republican (19 June 1907): 11
"Charles Eggert is killed on N.P. crossing near Detroit" Fargo Forum and Daily Republican (30 June 1922): 1
The County of Cass, North Dakota, 1906, Topographical, Historical, Pictorial, Miscellaneous. St. Paul: R. L. Polk & Co., 1906.