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Berg, Halvor Sigurd "H.S."

House 1875 (District 37)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Lac Qui Parle, Lyon, Redwood, Yellow Medicine

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/16/1843
Birth Place: Saude
Birth County:
Birth Country: Norway
Date of Death: 9/21/1919
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: H.S.
City of Residence (when first elected): Stony Run
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota (Justice, 8 years); 1??? to 1???
Municipal Government: Stony Run?, Minnesota (Town Supervisor); 1??? to 1???
School Board/Administration: Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota (School District Secretary); 1??? to 1???
Military: Union Army, 11th Regiment (United States Civil War/Border War); 186? to 18??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Thorborg Rollefson (married on March 18, 1872)
Children: Nine children: Gunhild, Anna Josephine, and Suzanne Caroline (daughters); Dr. Sigurd, Knute Abraham, Henry Oscar, Ruben, Theo, and Carl/Karl Jacob (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Segur Halvorson Berg  - Father

GENERAL NOTES

In Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika it says his family came to America in 1853 and moved to Fillmore County, Minnesota in 1856. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1875 and his 1919 obituary agree that he settled in Minnesota in 1856. However in his father's obituary it says they came to Boone County, Illinois in 1856.

He moved to Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota in May 1872. (Moen, J.K. Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika)

He helped establish the Bergens Church of the Norwegian Synod in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. (Moen, J.K. Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika)

He died of heart trouble in his sleep in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota.

Family relationship provided by a relative.

Birth place, birth date, other government service, and religion provided by Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika.

Family data provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 364

SESSIONS SERVED

17th Legislative Session (1875)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 37
Elected: 11/3/1874
Residence: Stony Run
Term of Office: 1/5/1875 to 1/3/1876
Counties Represented: Lac Qui Parle, Lyon, Redwood, Yellow Medicine
Occupation: Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Military Affairs
  • Mines and Minerals (Chair)
  • Public Lands
Photographs
Family Photograph This Berg family photo shows Halvor, his wife Thorborg, and their sons Knute Abraham (born June 6, 1882) in the back, Henry Oscar (born August 21, 1885) in the front, and Carl Jacob (born September 1, 1888) on Thorborg's lap. Provided by Russ Allen
Photograph Provided by Russ Allen (Great Grandson)