Obit: Berg, Carl Carlsen (1851 - 1940)

Contact: Jane Braun

Surnames: Berg, Schmidtke, Holmes, Schoengarth, Schroeder, Dopp, Wilson, Mabie, Reichert, Wage, Beeckler, Anderson, Tauschek, Fenske, Hiles, Cole

----Source: Millie Lee Collection, clipped from the Marshfield News Herald

Berg, Carl C. (27 Apr 1851 - 20 Apr 1940)

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Gilbertson funeral Home for Carl C. Berg, 89, who died at 9 o’clock Saturday morning as a result of old age complications.

The Rev. Obed Asp, Neillsville Methodist minister, will officiate at the rites, and interment will be made in Windfall cemetery. Mrs. William Schmidtke and Gertrude Holmes will sing during the services.

Active pallbearers will be Herman Schoengarth, Ed Schroeder, Fred Dopp, George Wilson, Albert Mabie, and Alvin Reichert. Honorary pallbearers will be T.D. Wage and E.A. Beeckler.

Carl C. Berg was born in Solar, Norway, April 27, 1851, the son of Carl H. and Ellen Berg. In 1892 Mr. and Mrs. Berg came to Wisconsin but after a year returned to Norway, where they died.

Mr. Berg remained in Norway until he was 20 years old, then came to the United States, locating in Black River Falls, where he was married Nov. 29, 1876, to Miss Amelia Anderson, who came to the country with her parents from Norway in 1873.

A year after their marriage in 1877, Mr. and Mrs. Berg purchased 40 acres of wild land in the Town of Fremont on which he erected a log house and barn. he cleared the land and during the course of years kept adding to his acreage until he possessed 185 acres.

An 18-room house and a large barn were then built. Fifteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Berg retired and moved to Granton.

Surviving besides his wife, who is 83 years old, are four daughters, Mrs. Peter (Lottie) Tauschek, Marshfield; Mrs. Charles (Elva) Fenski, Chili; Mrs. Harold (Nettie) Hiles, Huntington Park, Calif.; and Mrs. Victor (Pearl) Cole, Granton; three sons, Hugh Berg, Granton; Price Berg, Sullivan, Ind.; and Vernon Berg, Huntington Park, Calif.; a brother in Canada, and a sister in North Dakota.

Four children preceded him in death. A son, Arthur.......(rest of copy is cut-off)



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