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Erick Johaneson Berdahl
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1851
Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Norway
Death: Jun. 7, 1937
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

Hon Erick J Berdahl is a native of Norway where his birth occurred on the 8th day of August 1850. When he was six years old, he was brought to the United States by his parents and from that time until 1860 lived at the family home in Winneshiek county Iowa, removing the latter year to Houston county Minnesota where he worked on the farm and attended school during the six years following. In 1866, he accompanied the family to Filmore County MN and after living there until 1873 came to South Dakota, settling on a farm in Sverdrup township Minnehaha county, which he still owns and which he took up under the homestead law soon after his arrival. Mr. Berdahl has been actively identified with the material interests of Minnehaha county during the 20 years of his residence therein. From the original homestead of wild land in a sparsely settled locality he has developed one of the finest and most valuable farms in the county. A beautiful place of 160 acres all under cultivation containing substantial improvements and presenting the appearance of a home in which few comforts and conveniences are lacking. Mr. Berdahl on the 2nd day of April 1873 was united in the bonds of wedlock with Miss Hannah Brandvold who was born July 5 1848 in Norway and who came to the United States about 2 years prior to her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Berdahl are the parents of 9 children only 3 of whom are living, John E, Carrie and Henry. The deceased are Christina who married Erick Langness and died in her 24th year, Albert, Kari, Anna, Alma and Anna, the last five dying during childhood.

Mr. Berdahl has been an influential Republican ever since attaining his majority. He served for some years as justice of the peace also as chairman of the township board and for several years has been treasurer of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company of Minnehaha County. He also represented the county of Minnehaha one term in the general assembly. Mr. Berdahl is a man of great firmness, honest in his convictions and ready at all times to maintain the soundness of his opinions. A pleasing presence combined with a genial disposition makes him popular with all classes and conditions of people and his manly conduct and genuine worth are recognized and appreciated by those coming within the range of his influence. 
Family links: 
  Johanes Eriksen Berdahl (1822 - 1883)
  Kristi Andersdatter Henjum Berdahl (1823 - 1904)
  Hannah Marie Brandvold Berdahl (1848 - 1934)*
  Christine E Berdahl Langness (1873 - 1897)*
  Albert Oliver Berdahl (1876 - 1879)*
  Kari Olina Berdahl (1877 - 1883)*
  Anna Torina Berdahl (1880 - 1883)*
  Alma Constance Berdahl (1881 - 1893)*
  John Edward Berdahl (1883 - 1927)*
  Carrie Helena Berdahl Brown (1887 - 1984)*
  Anna Mathilde Berdahl (1892 - 1896)*
  Henry Alfred Berdahl (1894 - 1963)*
  Anders "Andrew" J. Berdahl (1848 - 1940)*
  Erick Johaneson Berdahl (1851 - 1937)
  Anfin J. Berdahl (1852 - 1943)*
  Christie E. Berdahl Ellefson (1855 - 1924)*
  Martha Berdahl Otterness (1857 - 1891)*
  Ole J. Berdahl (1860 - 1950)*
  Herman J. Berdahl (1863 - 1938)*
  Johan J. Berdahl (1864 - 1885)*
  Christopher Johannesson Berdahl (1867 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Norway Lutheran Cemetery
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: 29
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Record added: Nov 02, 2009
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