Jacob Syversen Berg

Jacob Syversen Berg

Otta, Sel kommune, Oppland fylke, Norway
Death 21 Dec 1929 (aged 53)
Crosby, Divide County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Crosby, Divide County, North Dakota, USA
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It is with a feeling of sincere regret that we chronicle the death of Jacob S. Berg, well known resident of Crosby; which occurred at the family home in this city on Saturday evening, December 21st, at about 9:00 o'clock. Mr. Berg had not been feeling well for the past several months and, about the first of October, was confined to his bed, with a heart ailment. About two weeks later he suffered a paralytic stroke, and while he improved slightly afterwards, his progress was very slow. Last Friday evening, he suffered a second and more severe stroke and gradually grew worse until the end came about twenty four hours later.

One thing that is believed to have hastened the end was the unexpected death of his wife, which occurred on June 30th, 1929. He never fully recovered from the great loss suffered at that time, for while he appeared to be cheerful, it was evident that his heart was filled with sorrow over her passing.

Jacob S. Berg was born at Sel, Gudbransdalen, Norway, on the 12th day of February, 1876, and at the time of his death, was 53 years, ten months and eight days old. He stayed in the land of his birth until he was sixteen years old, when, in 1892, he came to the United States and for a few years made his home with a brother, Iver S. Berg, at Tracy, Minn. In 1895 he returned to the land of his parents and remained there eight years.

On the seventh day of April, 1901, at the Myhrbostads church at Franen, Norway, he was united in marriage to Ingeborg Elnes. Two years later, in 1903, they came to the United States and settled on a homestead near Flaxton, residing there two years, when they went back to Norway for an extended visit. On their return, they settled in Rolette, this state, where they resided until 1908, when another trip was made to the homeland. In the spring of 1909, they crossed the Atlantic for the last time, and went to Lethbridge, Alta., and that same fall, filed on a homestead near Mt. Green, Sask., about thirty miles northwest of Crosby. The next spring they took up their residence on the homestead and made their home there until September, 1926, when they moved to Crosby, and have since resided in this city.

Funeral services were held from the Concordia Lutheran church in this city on Tuesday afternoon, and the remains were laid to rest beside his wife, in the cemetery southeast of town. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. M.B. Ranum local pastor, and the large church was crowded with sorrowing relative and friends who came to pay their last respects.

The deceased is survived by seven children, Stanley, Marvin and Juel who are engaged in farming at Mt. Green, Sask., and Thelma, Emily, Oscar, and Mabel, all of whom reside at home.

Four brothers and three sisters, also survive, as follows: Iver S. Berg of Rolette, N.D., who was the only one present at the funeral; Ole Berg of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Amund S. Berg of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Hans Tauger of Eau Claire, Wis., Mrs. Ole Josten of Sel, Norway and Mrs. Ovald Peterson, of Vesteraalen, Norway.

The Journal joins with the many friends of the family in offering sympathy, especially to the sons and daughters, who, within six months, have lost the loving care of both their father and mother.

Divide County Journal; Friday, December 27, 1929, pg. 5

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