Frederick Schoelett Van Bergen

Frederick Schoelett Van Bergen

Birth
Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 8 May 1962 (aged 76)
Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 15, (m1)
Memorial ID 117727823 · View Source
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Frederick Schoelett Van Bergen
One of the efficient young business men of Minneapolis is Fred S. Van Bergen, manager of the Power Equipment Company. He was born at Rice Lake, Wisconsin, on the 9th of October, 1885, a son of Frederick Morton and Anna (Evans) Van Bergen. In the acquirement of his early education he attended the public schools of his birthplace and was graduated with the degree of mechanical engineer from the University of Michigan in 1910. He then went into the locomotive shops of the Erie Railroad at Meadville, Pennsylvania, where he remained for about one year, when he became connected with the Power Equipment Company of Minneapolis. That was in August, 1911, and in 1916 he was promoted to the position of manager of the company and has since dis­charged the duties of that office to the best of his ability. He is a competent and able young business man and has won the confidence and esteem of all with whom he has come into contact. His associates in this business are W. B. Jordan, Sr., W. B. Jordan, Jr., and W. A. Jordan. The Power Equipment Company is one of the representative business interests of the state. It furnishes equipment for plants and has four distinct departments: First, the emergency department, which furnishes equipment for electric power plants, white ways, and lighting and pumping equipment; second, the mill supply department, supply­ing tools, pipes, belting, fittings, shafting and in fact, everything for transmission, etc.; third, tire department, supplying auto cases, tires, tubes, etc.; and fourth, electrical and household appliance department, supplying electric ranges, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, sweepers, ironers, lamps, etc. In 1922 the company opened a retail store at No. 823 Nicollet avenue. This is a "good housekeeping" store and sells direct to the consumer.

On the 13th of December, 1913, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Van Bergen to Miss Jeannette Hall of St. Paul, and to their union two sons have been born: Frederick Hall and Richard Mudge. Mrs. Van Bergen is a woman of much culture and refinement and she is prominent in the club and social circles of the community. Mr. Van Bergen gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and the prin­ciples for which it stands. He is a public-spirited citizen and his influence is ever on the side of advancement and improvement, being connected with every organization that has for its purpose the development and improvement of the city, county and state. While in college Mr. Van Bergen became affiliated with Alpha Delta Phi, a national college fraternity (social) of high standing.
History of Minneapolis, Gateway to the Northwest; Chicago-Minneapolis, The S J Clarke Publishing Co, 1923; Edited by: Rev.
Marion Daniel Shutter, D.D., LL.D.; Vol II, pg 587-588


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  • Created by: Jaci
  • Added: 27 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117727823
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Schoelett Van Bergen (9 Oct 1885–8 May 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117727823, citing Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jaci (contributor 47592448) .