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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Hendrick Berg, deceased, was born in Vermland, Sweden, on Feb. 21, 1826, and was there married. In the spring of 1869 he set sail for America with his good wife, Lisa (Thompson) Berg, and their children. They remained in Carver county during the summer of 1869 and then journeyed on to Renville county and settled on a homestead in Sacred Heart township. He secured eighty acres in section 28. At first they lived in a log cabin and endured all the trials of pioneer life, but as time passed a good home was built, barns and outbuildings erected and general farming was carried on by these worthy and hard-working people. In 1895 they retired to the village of Sacred Heart and lived there until 1901, when they took up their home with their daughter, Mrs. A. H. Erickson, in Hawk Creek township. The mother died that same fall. Mr. Berg, while walking west from Sacred Heart towards Hawk Creek on the railroad, was run down by a train and instantly killed in 1904.
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