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Dawn has also been called upon as a judge at 4-H Regional shows, and, following judging, as a clinician to improve the abilities of the competitors in jumping competitions. Emma and Dawn are both members of the Manitoba Equestrian Team; Emma as a helper and coach and Dawn as a 3-Day Event rider.


Carl applied for a homestead on S.E. 6-17 -17W on July 17, 1885 and received the patent on February 13, 1893.

Caroline was born in 1844 and she passed away in February, 1898. Their son Charles passed away on September 2, 1887 at the age of nine months. Son Hjalmar stayed on the farm, later moving to Foam Lake, Saskatchewan.


Born in 1929 and raised in southern Manitoba on a farm near Morden, Henry was one of thirteen children. Always being adventurous, Henry left home at seventeen to go west, first to Alberta where he first became in­ terested in ranching. After a while he got a notion to go further west and landed up in Smithers, British Columbia, where he worked for the railroad. He came back to Manitoba in 1949 and helped his father farm for a year before heading east. He worked in Thunder Bay, Sioux Lookout and Niagara Falls. There he met Anne Wiebe, who was also from southern Manitoba and was working in Niagara Falls. They married a year later on July 20, 1952, and made their home in Morden where Henry worked as field foreman for Canadian Canners for nine years. During this time they had three daughters, Joan, Gladys and Leona, and one son Loren. Henry then established a landscaping business in Winnipeg. After seven years and still wanting to be a rancher from his younger and more adventurous days, Henry started to look for land. In 1968, he bought the Korberg homestead in Hilltop. To this farm he moved his family and John Wolfe, who was a long-time employee. Rain barrels, outhouses, woodstoves, and tin bathtubs were new, sometimes fun and sometimes disheartening sights. A new house was built, new fences were erected, land was cleared, more land acquired and a lot of stones were picked during those years until 1982. At this time Henry and Anne semi-retired on a small farm a few miles northwest of Erickson, the original Ole O. Lee farm. They still keep busy farming, entertaining and enjoying their six grandchildren.

Wedding bells began to ring July 19, 1975, when our oldest daughter, Joan Elizabeth, married Brock Neilson, younger son of Martha Neilson and the late Arthur Neilson of Erickson. They were married at the Com­ munity Centre at Wasagaming. They reside in Winnipeg where Brock is employed as an electrician and Joan with the Royal Bank. They have one daughter, Dana.

The same year, October II, Leona Helen and Mike Hanly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hanly, were married at the Hilltop Church. They had one daughter, Lauren. Leona now resides in Winnipeg where she works on the research team for Treaty Aboriginal Rights, Indian Affairs.

On September 24, 1977, Gladys Ann and Dwight Ullberg, eldest son of Ernie and Yvonne Ullberg of Erickson, were united in marriage, at the Community Centre at Wasagaming. (refer to Ullberg, Ernest and Yvonne).

Loren Henry and Sandra Dawn, fifth daughter of Stephen and Margaret Clark of Basswood, were married January 27, 1979, in the United Church, Basswood. They resided in Brandon where they finished school. They then moved to Saskatchewan where Loren worked for Pioneer Grain. Now living close to Clanwilliam, Loren drives truck through western Canada and the United States.

Henry Wall Family - 1983. Left to Right: Dwight, Gladys, and Colin Ullberg, Jacob Wall, Joan, Brock and Dana Neilson, Leona and Lauren Hanly, Kristin Ullberg, Ann, Lome, Sandy and Henry.


by Amy Peterson

Mr. Peter Walstrom was born in Angermanland Sweden, Boteo parish in 1849. His wife Anna Walstrom was born in Nordingra, Angerrnanland on June 10, 1845. They were married December 26, 1873, and had a family of three sons and three daughters. One daughter died in infancy, while they still were in Sweden.

Mr. Walstrom left Sweden for Canada in 1887 and took homestead on S.E. 1/4 30-17-17W, which was then called the Scandinavia district. He received Title to the homestead on February 20, 1894. It was registered as Title No. 39498. He built a small house on the farm and sent to Sweden for his family in 1888.

Life was hard for the new settlers as they worked to develop their farm, and tragedy struck their family when their son Peter was killed in a riding mishap at the age of 16 years in 1895. Mr. Walstrom's health began to fail him