Louis Berg

Cooperstown, North Dakota

was born of Norwegian parents in Fillmore County, Minnesota on April 29, 1865. His father, Halvor Berg, was from Telemarken and his mother, Margit Berg, was also. They came over to America to Musketo-Settelement. They are both now dead. His father was 90 years old when he died in 1910.

Berg came to Griggs County, North Dakota in 1882 and has been farmer near Cooperstown, North Dakota since 1908. His farm is at 800 acres and aa model farm.

His wife, Ingeborg Alfsen, is also from Telemarken. They have five children. Berg has been the County Commissioner for two years. He has the real estate business in Cooperstown, North Dakota. He is the president of the First National Bank in Binford, North Dakota. He is the president of the Greenland Pritz hardware & machinery business in Binford, North Dakota. He is a member of the school board. He is a Trustee in the United Church in Cooperstown, North Dakota. He is a director of the Griggs County Telephone Company. He is the secretary and treasurer of the Hannaford-Cooperstown Concrete Company. He is has been the chairman of the town board in Cooperstown, North Dakota for several years. On his 800 acre farm have he has 170 acres of alfalfa – very rare for the Northwest.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 109

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