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Erick Friberg

Posted: 31 Dec 2009 7:39AM GMT
Classification: Biography
EARLY SETTLERS IN ROSEAU CO, MN: 1885-1910
VOLUME 1, PAGE 66
ERICK FRIBERG - BIO
Erick FRIBERG was born 28 Sept 1887 in Darlarna, Sweden to Mr and Mrs Ole Friberg and came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1889. He attended public schools in Dexterville, Wisconsin and Milaca, Minnesota and business college at Crookston, Minnesota.

The family homesteaded in Falun Township, Section 17. While building in falun, they lived on the former Osterberg farm.

Erick's grandmother, who lived with them, passed away 17 Oct 1900. On Oct 18, Erick's youngest brother was born. This makes Harry the first white child born in Falun Township.

Mr. Friberg married Signe Lundberg on 20 April 1933. They had two children: Edna and Emery. Erick's occupation was farming. He continued living on the homestead for 62 years.

Mr Friberg served as treasurer of the Bethel Mission Covenant Church for a number of years. On 13 March 1917, Erick was elected as clerk of Falun Township, and office he held fra march 13 1923 until 1931, and as a member of the Falun school-board for a number of years.

Erick was elected to the Minnesota State House of Representatives in 1933-1939. He served as State Senator, 67th District for Roseau, Marshall and Kittson counties for 8 years.

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