Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     AUGUST LILENGREEN, deceased.  It is very proper that a memoir of this highly respected citizen of Lincoln county be granted space in a work that purports to outline the careers of the leading men here.  He was born in Sweden and while still a young man came to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  Afterward he moved to Chicago, Illinois and was there when it was a very small town.  From Chicago, he traveled to Michigan, then to Indiana and in 1868, he came to Minnesota and purchased a farm near St. Peter.  At that time Minnesota was poorly settled and he had to undergo many hardships incident to a pioneer life.  In 1886, Mr. Lilengreen came to Whitman county and the following year located in Lincoln county, setting on a farm near Creston.  He continued here as one of the substantial and influential citizens until his death in 1903.  His wife, Mary Dahlburg, was born in Sweden and died at Creston in 1903.  She was an exemplary woman and they were both deeply mourned at their demise.  Three sons and two daughters were left to mourn their departure, Albert, Frank, Ruben, Mrs. Ida Johnson and Mrs. F. Watson.
     By way of reminiscence it is interesting to note that Frank Lilengreen was one of the five who captured Harry Tracy.
     The children of August Lilengreen are all highly respected citizens of Lincoln county.