Bio: Berg, Hjalmar E. (1914)


Surnames: Berg, Horgan, Thorp, Anderson, Cheetham, Hanson, Brewer, Everson, Sletten

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 650-651

Hjalmar E. Berg, the well known and popular tailor of Eau Claire, was born in Venenborg, Sweden, of Norwegian parents, on January 5. 1870. His father, Christian Berg, was born in Holmestrand, Norway. He learned the trade of tailor in his native country, followed the same there until 1888, when he emigrated to the United States, coming direct to Eau Claire, where he was employed as a journeyman by John Horgan, a merchant tailor, in whose employ he remained until his death on February 19, 1905. He married Sophia Thorp, of Fredrikstad, Norway, who is now seventy years of age. To this union the following children were born: Shanette, married Anton M. Anderson, register of deeds of Eau Claire; Karl Johan; Hjalmar E.; Kristine, married William Cheetham; Hulda, married Martin Hanson; Waldemar Mark; Axel, a lumberman residing in the state of Washington, married Vesta Hanson; Elvine, married Jack Brewer, and Ella, who died in infancy.

Hjalmar E. attended the public schools of Norway and learned the trade of tailor of his father. He came to Eau Claire with his parents in 1888 and in the spring of 1910 he started in business for himself at 436 Water street, and has since carried on a successful merchant tailoring business, manufacturing a high-grade class of clothing.

He is a successful business man, progressive and enterprising, and commands a large patronage from the best class of people in Eau Claire. He is a member of the Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway and is an independent Republican.

In 1904 Mr. Berg married Miss Lena Everson, daughter of Ever Everson Sletten.



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