Hans Berg HILLERUD
- Born: 21 May 1884, Bardu, Troms, Norway
- Christened: 15 Jun 1884, Maalselven, Bardu, Troms, Norway
- Marriage: Martha Iverine SOLBERG on 3 Jan 1912 in Solberg school, Beaver, Alberta, Canada
- Died: 12 Nov 1966, Viking, Alberta, Canada aged 82
- Buried: Nov 1966, Ryley, Alberta, Canada
Person no.:1 Date of birth: 21.05.1884
P.no.RoleFamily position, marital status and occupationNameAge/bornPlace of birthResidence
barn Hans Berg 21.05.1884
far gdm. Hans Olsen 1848 Stejen
mor Berit Andreasdatter 1849 Stejen
fadder Gdm. Iver Bj๘rnsen Moen
fadder hstr. Barbro Pedersdtr.
fadder Gdm. Peder Estensen Nysted
fadder hstr. Marit Jonsdatter
fadder ungk. Simon Ols.Stejen
Baptism no.Serial no.YearBaptism dateConfirmedBaptism placeParish/Church
51 5 1884 15.06
Noted events in his life were:
He appeared on the census in 1900 in Molund, Bardu, Troms, Norway. Hans is listed as temporarily working in Sweden as a farm worker,
Grandad once told Neal that when he was only 17 years old in Norway, he skied across into Lapland to try to find work. Since Bardu is so far North this would have been across Lapland.
The farm called Molund is remembered now as just a street in the area called Setermoen and is still part of Bardu. Setermoen is primarily a main army base of the Norwegian Armed Forces.
The Armed Forces has trained soldiers at Setermoen since 1898.
Setermoen is located in Bardu municipality. Bardu is a peculiar northern Norwegian inland community, stretching through a valley between the mountains in the middle of Troms province. The municipality has 3,900 inhabitants.
To a large extent, the Armed Forces have contributed in making Bardu and Setermoen what it is today. The education of soldiers was established here back in 1898. The place was chosen because of the strategic placement between the mountains. At Setermoen base you will find the Armoured battalion the Artillery battalion, the Medical battalion and the Intelligence battalion.
Perhaps another reason for the Helleruds to leave the area was that the land was taken over by the military.
He immigrated on 26 Jun 1901. From Norway via Liverpool and Philidelphia along with parents and 3 sisters. Ship from Trondheim was the Salmo of the Wilson line and their destination was listed as Crookston, Minnesota, USA
1901 Trondheim - Kristiansund - Aalesund - Hull
1901 June 27 Capt. Soulsby for Hull from Trondheim with 77 emigrants. Cargo 221kg salmon, 31D butter paper and chemical pulp
95934 1901 269 11 2388 1 26.06.1901 26.06.1901 Hans Ols. Hellerud g Arb m 52 Bardo Crookston, Minn American Salmo Bill. bet. i Amerika
95935 1901 269 12 2389 26.06.1901 26.06.1901 Bereth Ols. Hellerud g Arb k 52 Bardo Crookston, Minn American Salmo Bill. bet. i Amerika
95936 1901 269 13 2390 26.06.1901 26.06.1901 Sofie Ols. Hellerud ug Barn Arb k 22 Bardo Crookston, Minn American Salmo Bill. bet. i Amerika
95937 1901 269 14 2391 26.06.1901 26.06.1901 Hans Berg Ols. Hellerud ug Barn Arb m 16 Salangen Crookston, Minn American Salmo Bill. bet. i Amerika 22/7 Lensm i Salangen Meldt selv
95938 1901 269 15 2392 26.06.1901 26.06.1901 Marit Ols. Hellerud Barn k 13 Salangen Crookston, Minn American Salmo Bill. bet. i Amerika
95939 1901 269 16 2393 26.06.1901 26.06.1901 Olga Ols. Hellerud Barn k 11 Salangen Crookston, Minn American Salmo Bill. bet. i Amerika
He immigrated in 1904. From Minnesota to Ryley 1904
In 1904, from Minnesota, (to Kingman area) John B. Anderson (originally from Bardo, Norway with adopted children: Albin, Martha, Bernhard and Hans Hillerud.), Later arrivals were Einar Olea Haugland, Oliver Fosness, Ingebrigt Forseth, Ole Forseth, O. Livelton, John Viken and Alfred Stronstad. Also from the U.S were Simon Haakstad, T. Z. Rorem, Anton Horte, and direct from China, H.N. Ronning came in 1907.
The rest of Grandads family went from Minnesota to settle in Washington State. The reason given in family folkelore is that Hans and Andrew had a big fight. The reason for the disagreement is not known, but, I attribute it to 'Being Norwegian".
He owned land Grant in 1904. NW 32 49 17 W4
He sold this land in 1910 to Ole and Victor Anderson
He was naturalized on 4 Jun 1908.
He worked as a Livery stable owner in 1910. Came to Canada as a homesteader but sold the farm in 1910 and bought the livery barn in Ryley (it was close to a swap of the land for the livery business with the Anderson brothers). He married Grannie in 1912 and in 1918 bought and moved to the present Hillerud farm. From 1917 and after he and Eli Solberg operated a steam engine with a threshing machine business.
I remember well the old steam machines sitting out in the bush just south of the house at Hillerud farm. As kids we played on and around them until the bee's nests drove us away.
He appeared on the census in 1916. Family of 4 living in Ryley and listed as 'Proprietor of Livery Barn'. The name HELLERUD pops up again (likely a mistake of the census taker).
Hans Hellerud Event: Census Event Date: 1916 Event Place: Alberta, Canada Gender: Male Age: 31 Marital Status: Married Racial or Tribal Origin: Norwegian Relationship to Head of Household: Self Birthplace: Norway Estimated Birth Year: 1885 Immigration Year: 1904
Township: 50 Province: Alberta District Number: 43 Victoria Sub District Number: 25 Enumeration District: 50 Family Number: 114 Page: 11 Line Number: 43 LAC Film Number: T-21955 Film Number: 2434970 Digital Folder Number: 004363984 Image Number: 00893
Self Hans Hellerud M 31y Norway
Wife Martha Hellerud F 26y United States
Daughter Hazel Hellerud F 3y Alb
Daughter Evelyn Hellerud F 1y Alb
He owned land in 1917. In 1917 he bought
NE 35 49 18 W4 which became the Hillerud farm. This farm was adjacent to the Solbergs,
Hans married Martha Iverine SOLBERG, daughter of Nils Nilssen SOLBERG and Eli Mathiasdattar (Bestemor) ROBERG, on 3 Jan 1912 in Solberg school, Beaver, Alberta, Canada. (Martha Iverine SOLBERG was born on 21 Aug 1889 in Woonsocket, South Dakota, USA, died on 29 Sep 1980 in Tofield, Alberta, Canada and was buried on 2 Oct 1980 in Ryley Cmtry., Ryley, Alberta.)