Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Dawes County,

Typescript from a handwritten document located in Dawes County Historical Museum. Note: In only one instance does this document make a specific reference to a gravestone.

Information in the Pleasant Hell Cemetery: July 27, 1986
By Marian Galusha

Buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery – 5 acres in the S2 SE4 SE4 SW4, Sect. 21, T. 30N, R. 47W., Dawes County, Nebraska. -- see enclosed letter re reading land description. Start with the SW1/4 of Sect. 21.

P.B. (Pete) Peterson gave the land for the Cemetery, Jan 4, 1889 [last digit missing on my copy].

1. C.E. Berg = 1832 – 1896.
Killed himself. Charlie Berg’s father. Marker by fence says: Eodd 1832 – DoD 1896. See No. 7, page 2.

2. Less Anna Peradotter (Pehrsdotter?) = Feb. 20, 1827 – Dec. 1, 1898.
Married Kruskop Pehr Olson Dec. 26, 1847, 5 children. Their youngest child, Kirsten, married Peter Nordin, and one of their daughters, Ruth Christians, still lives in Hay Springs, NE. A granddaughter, Lois Stumf, is a rural Chadron, NE, resident – Lois is Kirsten and Peter’s granddaughter. Kirsten 2/23/1864 – 3/11/1926

3. Alvin Victor Nordin = Aug. 30, 1900 – Sept. 22, 1900.
Baby of Kirsten and Peter Nordin, and is buried next to his Grandmother Less Anna Pehrsdotter Olson.

4. Ernest Peterson = Jan. 28, 1897 – Feb. 15, 1897
Grandson of P.B. Peterson; P.B. Pahrsdotter’s brother. P.B. Peterson was Less Anna Fehrsdotter’s brother. Baby Ernest buried in Less Anna’s lot. Kruskop Pehr Olson went back to Sweden. He and Less Anna lived ¼ mile from the Cemetery.

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Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Continued – by M. Galusha, 1986.

5. Walter Olson =
Infant son of Peter and Carrie Olson, also older brother of Ernest Olson, who lives now in Chadron and still has a farm 4 1/2 mi. from the Cemetery.

6. Nels Newblom = Nils Nyblom = June 6, 1827 – Mar. 26, 1896
He died at home. His wife, Anna Jonsdotter Newblom is buried in Charlie Berg’s Lot, Greenwood Cemetery, Chadron, NEBR. Charlis Berg was their son-in-law.

7. Greta Berg is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. She was C.E. Berg’s wife. C.E. Berg’s first name was Carl and he hung himself – life was too harsh. This info came from Jennie Johnson Jaggers who is nearly 90 and lives in hay Springs, NE.
Carl and Greta were her grandparents. Her Mother was Millie Berg, Carl & Greta’s daughter, and Millie Married Alfred Johnson. Millie had a son, Eddie Berg, before she was married. Millie was Charlie Berg'’ sister. Charles and two brothers buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Chadron, NE., Wm. & John. Greta and Carl had another daughter who died in Marshalltown, Iowa, leaving a girl & a boy. Greta raised the boy, Dave, but no one knew who took the girl, and Dave never found her.

Typed October 17, 2006 by Jim Sheaffer.

Contributed on 10/17/06 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 10/17/06 • Approved: 11/16/07 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R11512-G0-S3

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