Bio: Bergh, Jonas (1914)


Surnames: Bergh, Johnson, Larson

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

Jonas Bergh, the popular and enterprising real estate man of Eau Claire, is a native son of Norway, where he was born October 6, 1859, to Andrew P. and Lise (Johnson) Bergh, who came to the United States in 1866, locating at Red Wing, Minn., where they remained until 1869, and then removed to St. Paul, where the mother died in 1871. After the death of his wife, Mr. Bergh came to Eau Claire with his family of five children, four of whom are now (1914) living, viz.: Jonas, Louie, Martin and Chris.

In 1873 Jonas Bergh came to Eau Claire, attended the public schools and later learned the trade of machinist and moulder in the establishment of the Phoenix Manufacturing Company, by whom he was employed for twenty-five years. In 1910 he embarked in the real estate business on his own account, in which line he has succeeded in building up a large and thriving business. He not only handles local property, but also deals extensively in northern Wisconsin and North Dakota lands.

On October 9, 1887, Mr. Bergh was united in marriage with Randi, daughter of John Larson, a native of Norway. To this union there are five children now (1914) living, as follows: Amanda L., who is the wife of John L. Johnson ; James R., Andrew W., Mamie E., and Elmer R. In religious matters Mr. Bergh is an attendant and a supporter of Grace Lutheran Church, while fraternally he is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and in politics a Republican.



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