Father: Torjus Sveinsson Berg
Mother: Tora Torsdtr Homme
Family 1: Bjorgulv Berg
- Sex: M
- Born: 31 MAR 1913
in Valle, Norway
- Died: 3 MAR 2000
in Valle, Norway
The following was submitted by Hilda Christine Glemser on April 15,
"My uncle, Bjorgulv Berg, died in early March, just a few weeks
short of his 87th birthday, His daughter, Margit, said that he died of
"old age": his eyesight was gone, he was in a wheelchair and he had lost
his memory. Margit saud that everyone in the family was in Valle for the
Bjorgulv and Bergit had eight children - 3 boys and 5 girls.
During our visit in 1993, Bjorgulv and Torbjorg Aamlid Paus, our
interpreter/guide, took us to the old Berg house which was built before
1516 according to the carvings on the wall. Despite a sore hip, Bjorgulv
climbed the stairs and pointed to the spot where my mother (Tillie) had
her bed. Downstairs, pointing at the stove, he said "Think of that. Your
mother made flat bread on the stove." (This house was dismantled last
fall and will soon be restored nearby as a museum.)
Bjorgulv was "named" by a man during the war and put in prison near
Oslo. While in prison, he learned a Russian technique of mahogany inlay.
Bjorgulv used this method to carve "Christine" on the kubestol he gave me.
References to Bjorgulv from Letters:
February, 1978 - in a letter that Bjorgulv wrote to Targjerd Berg
(Tillie Glemser), his sister - "I fell off a small motorcycle and broke a
bone in my ankle and two more up in the leg. I have had a cast on for
more than a month and I shall expect to wear a cast for a total of three
months. It is so very unpleasant with a leg in cast and up the thigh. So
it hurts often and takes much of my sleep. But I have to agree with
Godfather Berg who said, "Yes, it could have been worse."
October 15, 1989 - "I (Torbjorg) was visiting Bjorgulv Berg when I
was in Valle last time. I bought a kubestol from him."
A Letter from Torjus Myren - "Bjorgulv lives on his farm up above
Berg or Uppestog Berg. We hear from him every Christmas. He came on a
trip to the USA about four years ago and we made a trip there to meet him
because he had not met the rest of our family even though my brother
Evend and sister Thea have visited Valle a number of years before we
did. Hazel and her husband were there 2 years ago and stayed much of the
time with Bjorgulv and family. He has 8 children, I believe, all grown.
April, 1990, in a letter to Hilda Patelski, Torbjorg writes -
"Targjerd Berg Glemser was a sister of Bjorgulv Berg who is helping me
with my cabin. Bjorgulv was in the group that was to North Dakota and
Minnesota 6 years ago so he was with some of his relatives there."
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