Pioneers--Montana--Yellowstone County. Bakers. Businessmen--Montana. Bankers--Montana. Yegen, Margaret Trepp.
Peter Yegen was born on August 7, 1860 in Klosters, Graub�nden, Switzerland, the son of Conrad (or Konradin) and Emerita Prader Yegen and came to America in 1879. Brother John Yegen was one of Bismarck, North Dakota's first settlers in 1872 and later operated the Yegen Dairy Company in Bismarck. Peter Yegen, a brother, Christian (Chris), and a sister, Dorothea (Dora), came to Billings via Bismarck and then Glendive in early 1882 and opened a bakery business. The three siblings operated the largest store on Minnesota Avenue in Billings in the 1890s. Married Margaret Trepp, a Swiss girl, near Lewistown on September 22, 1891. Sister Dorothea moved back to Switzerland and died in Graub�nden in 1935. The brothers Peter and Christian were founders of the Yegen Bank and had private establishments at Gardiner and Butte and were large stockholders in the Anaconda National Bank. The Butte Bank opened in 1904 - See Butte May Have New Bank, Anaconda Standard, March 4, 1904. The Yegens also later entered the sheep business and real estate. Peter and Margaret built a large red brick, three story home in 1911 at 209 South 35th Street, across the street from his brother Christian, that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. He died in 1937 - See Peter Yegen, Sr. Dies At Home in Billings Friday, Billings Gazette, April 10, 1937, p.1.
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See Butte May Have New Bank, Anaconda Standard, March 4, 1904. See Peter Yegen, Sr. Dies At Home in Billings Friday, Billings Gazette, April 10, 1937, p.1.
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