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Christian Bergum with horses on homestead near Westby, N.D.
Christian Bergum with horses on homestead near Westby, N.D.
TitleChristian Bergum with horses on homestead near Westby, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionMan holding the reins of four horses in front of small wood frame farmhouse. Barn visible in background.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectAgriculture
Pioneer Era
Subject (LCTGM)Farms
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian Americans
Personal NameBergum, Christian, 1872-1924
LocationDaneville (N.D. : Township)
Divide County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2000.520.3
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 14 cm.
Transcription"Her ser de min heim og 4er af min heste Jeg har nu 10 af dem, 8 arbeids heste og 3 foller og tenker jeg faar 3 neste sommer vist jeg har lyken. Hilsen fra din Fader Christ Bergum (Det er mig som holder Hesten.) - Handwritten in Norwegian on back of postcard. Rough translation: Here you see my home and four of my horses. I now have 10 of them, 8 work horses and 3 fouls and am thinking I will get three next summer if I am lucky. Greetings from your father Christ Bergum (It is me who is holding the horse).
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryChristian Bergum was born in Namsos, Norway. He came to America about 1901. In 1910 Federal Census, he was living with his brother Hartwick Bergum on his brother's homestead in Section 35, Township 161 (Daneville Township), Range 103, in Divide County. South Westby, Mont./N.D. about 10 miles. Christian moved to Coalridge, Montana, where he died on October 16, 1924.
Bibliographic ReferenceNorsk i Montana: Volume 1 Northeastern Counties, compiled by Richard Freheim, p. 29.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionRonald Olin North Dakota Postcard Collection 2000
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2000.520.3)
Digital IDrs004525
Original SourcePostcard
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