Bio: Carl C. Berg (1851  - ?)





----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

CARL C. BERG, proprietor of a profitable farm in section 31, Fremont Township, was born in Solar, Norway, April 27, 1851. His parents were Carl H. and Ellen (Hendricks) Berg, the father being a farmer by occupation, as was also the father of Ellen Hendricks. They came to America in 1892, but after residing for a year in Wisconsin, Carl H. Berg and wife returned to Norway, where they died.

Carl C., the direct subject of this memoir, remained at home until he was 20 years old, and then came to the United States with his brother Henry, locating first at Black River Falls, where he arrived Sept. 4, 1871. There he went to live with his brother John, who was a carpenter, and from that time on for fifteen years he worked in the woods in winter and on the drive in the spring, returning to Black River Falls during the intervals. There, on Nov. 29, 1876, he was united in marriage with Amelia Anderson, who was born in Norway, Dec. 18, 1856, and who came to this country with her parents in 1873. Her father was Arndt Anderson, a settler at Blair, Wis., and bought a farm in Trempealeau County, where Amelia grew to womanhood. In 1877, the year after his marriage, Carl C. Berg bought forty acres of wild land in section 31, Fremont Township, on which he built a log house and barn, into the former of which he and his wife moved. Here he started the work of improvement, making good progress. In 1882 he bought forty acres more, which was a tract adjoining, in section 31, and this also he cleared. Then in 1906 he bought a tract of eighty acres, also adjoining the property he had, and in 1914, added twenty-five acres more to his farm, increasing its size to 185 acres, at which it stands at present. Among the buildings he has erected on his place are a commodious residence of eighteen rooms and a barn, 40 by 60 feet.

His family numbers eight children, of whom the following is a brief record: Loty, now Mrs. Calvin R. Davis, of Greenwood; Alva, wife of Chas. Fenske, a farmer of Clark County; Arthur, residing at home; Hugh, formerly in the banking business, but now engaged in the automobile business at Granton; Nettie, wife of Harold Hiles, of York township; Price, Pearl and Vernon, residing at home. Mr. Berg has served as chairman of the Fremont Township board as assessor for fifteen years. He is a man of influence in the community, in the progress and development of which he, takes a keen interest.



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