Grandma Berg was born February 22, 1828, on Skara, Solor, Norway and at the time of her death was 86 years. She was married February 5th, 1856 to Martin Berg at Grue, Norway. Her maiden name was Karen K. Skara. The union was blessed with eight children of which three are living, Thor Berg, Mrs. G.S. Moen and C.M. Berg. Mr. and Mrs. Berg came from Norway in 1888 and lived on the farm in this vicinity until sixteen years ago when they took up their residence in this city. In the passing of Grandma Berg this city loses not only its oldest, but one of the most highly honored residents. During the many years she made her home here she won and held the esteem of all with whom she came in contact. She was always greeted as “Grandma Berg”, by which name she was familiarly known.
The funeral services were held Wednesday from the St. John’s church, Rev. J.B. Dalae officiating and interment was made in the St. John cemetery. The last rites were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. Among the out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Gunder Aakhus and two daughters, Karen and Anna of Bemidji; Mr. and Mrs. Olof Nesset of Thief River Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Berg of Maxbass, ND.