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Berg, Segur Halvorson "Sigurd"

House 1877 (District 3)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Fillmore

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 1/24/1820 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Saude
Birth County: Telemarken
Birth Country: Norway
Date of Death: 4/13/1911
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Sigurd
City of Residence (when first elected): Pilot Mound
Occupation (when first elected): Farmer, 300 Acres

EDUCATION

Schools in Norway; At Least Elementary School; Wheelwright Trade

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Fillmore County, Minnesota (Board of County Commissioners); 18?? to 18??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married (married in 1841, she died in 1874, before he served); Widower
Children: Six children: Halvor Sigurd, Ole S., Anton S., Hans, Rollef S., and Otto Samuel (sons)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Halvor Sigurd Berg  - Son

GENERAL NOTES

According to his obituary he lived in Saude, Norway then in Drommen, Norway before he came to Boone County, Illinois in 1856. However in Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika it says his family came to America in 1853 and moved to Fillmore County, Minnesota in 1856. His son's obituary also lists 1856 as the date they came to Minnesota. However the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1877 says he settled in Fillmore County, Minnesota in 1859. Biographical Sketches of the Officers of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877 says he came to Boone County, Illinois in 1853 and moved to Minnesota in 1856.

"He is a Republican." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 30)

His obituary says he was born in Tellemarken, Norway on January 24. In Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika it states he was born on January 20.

He died of old age at his son, Rollef's home in Courtenay, Noth Dakota.

Birth place, birth date, death date, marriage date, children, information on where he lived prior to Minnesota, other name, and family relationship provided by a relative, Saude og Nesheringer i Amerika, and his obituary.

Religion provided by Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877.

Total Days Served: 371

SESSIONS SERVED

19th Legislative Session (1877)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 03
Elected: 11/7/1876
Residence: Pilot Mound
Term of Office: 1/2/1877 to 1/7/1878
Counties Represented: Fillmore
Occupation: Farmer, 300 Acres
Party: Republican Party Notes: "He is a Republican." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 30)
Committees:
  • Immigration
  • Military Affairs
Photographs
Photograph Displayed at His Funeral Provided by Russ Allen (Great, Great Grandson)

Articles & Books About
"Hon. Segur Berg." Memoirs of the State Officers; and of the Nineteenth Legislature of Minnesota, by C.L. Hall. Minneapolis: Johnson & Smith, p. 30.


Other Media
Death Certificate - Provided by Russ Allen (Great, Great Grandson)