Theodore O. Berg came to America from Christina, Norway in 1853, at the age of 20. A brother, Ole, made the trip with him - stopping in LaSalle County then on to Milan Township in 1861. He purchased 80 acres of unimproved land, and added to it until 600 acres were acquired.
He and Marie Danielson Berg had two children. Oscar T. and Amelia. Amelia married A. Sanderson, a farmer in Milan Township.
Oscar T. Berg and Ada J. Eames were married in 1895. He was one of a group of farmers who helped organize the DeKalb Ag. Assoc. He served as a Supervisor many years in Milan Township. He was chairman of the Building Committee for the New Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church built in 1917.
Children born to Oscar T. Berg were: Theodore, Chester, Alma, Alvin, Edna, Harold, Margot Hazel, Edna, Edith, Dorothy, Ralph, Willard, Charles, and Leonard.
Margot Hazel married Walter E. Johnson. Their children are Kenneth, Vernon, and Glen. Hazel and Walter are Lee residents.
Edith married Milo Jordal. Their children are Marlin, Lois, and David. Marlin and Peggy (McGovern) live on the home place north of Lee. Their children are: Joan, Bruce, Kathleen, Ruth Ann, and Colleen. Lois is married to Richard Hopwood. They reside in Rochelle with their children Michael and Shirley. David is married to Carol Trumpour. They reside in Mendota with their family.
Willard married Dorothy Hall. They are residents of Lee as are two of their children. Diane and David and their daughters, Michelle, Shawn, and Kristin, reside on Hardanger Gate: and Roger and Debbie (Hardy) also reside in Lee with their daughter, Heather. Donna and her husband, Tom Alford, reside in Sycamore.
Source: Lee Then and Now; Compiled by The Committee on History for the Lee Centennial Observance June 13 – 16, 1974.