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1940, she moved to Erickson and in 1948, she sold her farm to Steve Marchischuk. She was very active for many years. On April 19, 1967, she passed away and is buried at Bethel Church Cemetery.

The Emil Bergeson Family. Back Row, Left to Right: Minnie, Ed, Ida. Front Row: Hansine, Thora, Ragnar, Arthur, and Emil.

Emil and Hansine had six children:

Helmine was born on May 12, 1898, at Kjar­ ringnesdalen, Sigerfjord, Norway. She came to Canada with her parents in 1900. She was one of the first pupils to attend school at Erickson, which was on the SW 4-18- 18W, the August Bergwall farm, later to the school built in 1906. Helmine was a member of the Lutheran Church and active in church activities. On April 30, 1917, she married Peter "P .K. " Peterson at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. (refer to Peterson, Peter and Helmine).

Ida was born on January 14, 1903, at the farm home and attended Erickson School. She helped on the home farm till 1920, when she married Arvid Ullberg. (refer to Ullberg, Ivar and Hedda).

Edward (refer to Bergeson, Edward and Violet). Arthur (refer to Bergeson, Arthur and Ivy).

Thora was born on February 28,1911, at Neepawa and received her education at Erickson School. She worked at home on the farm till November 20, 1933, when she married Ernest Lofgren. (refer to Lofgren, Ernest and Thora).

Ragnar (refer to Bergeson, Ragnar and Bertha).

Be more concerned with character than reputation by far, Cause reputation is what others think of you and character is what you are.



by Edward Bergeson

Edward was born on August 31, 1906, at Danvers, son of Emil and Hansine Bergeson, and attended Erickson school. He worked at various jobs, farm work, trucking and also with Winslow Construction on No.5 Highway and Tomlinson Construction at Souris and The Pas. He then worked on the Fort Nelson Airport and the Alaska Highway, sawmill work at Erickson and British Columbia, and dray man at Erickson for some years. On February 14, 1970, he married Violet Busted of Min­ nedosa, Manitoba.

Violet is presently in the Personal Care Home at Minnedosa. Ed resides at Minnedosa.

Edward and Violet Bergeson.


by Ivy Bergeson

Arthur was born on April 5, 1909, on the home farm, son of Emil and Hansine Bergeson, and attended Erickson school. He helped on the home farm until he married Ivy Bertha Hetherington on August 14, 1937, at Clanwilliam. Arthur farmed his mother's farm at Erickson until he moved to Onanole in 1949 where he continued to farm.

This marriage was blessed with eight children:

Dorothy Jean was born on May 6, 1938, attended Erickson school and finished her schooling at Onanole school. Later, she took her nurse's training and at present is nursing in Winnipeg. She married Cecil Phillips on June 15, 1957. They had four children: Richard Earle, born February 5, 1958; Miles R., born January 18, 1959; Tracey Elaine, born May 4, 1961; Nelson Wade, born October 3, 1964, deceased March 30, 1983.

Gordon Arthur was born on June 9, 1939. He also attended Erickson school and later completed his schooling at Onanole. At present Gordon is a warden in Riding Mountain National Park. He also is well known at horse shows during the summer and has won many trophies. He married Karen Rollings on November 15,