Biography of Helmer Julius Solberg
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Helmer Julius Solberg, a member of the well known firm of Solberg Bros., meat dealers of Caledonia, was born in this village, Sept. 8, 1882, son of Severt and Jeanette (Schansberg) Solberg. He was educated in the graded school of Caledonia and a business college in La Crosse, and subsequently became associated with his father who was engaged in the meat and livestock business in Caledonia, in partnership with Mr. Schansberg. On the dissolution of the above mentioned firm in 1910, and the father's retirement, the business came into the hands of Helmer J., and was operated by him alone until 1914, when his brother, William A., became his partner, the firm having since been known as Solberg Bros. Founded by the father, Severt Solberg, in the early eighties, it has long been solidly established and has been conducted successfully by both father and sons. Helmer J. Solberg is now serving in his second term as a member of the city council. He is also secretary of the Houston County Poultry Association, and a member of the Commercial Club. His religious affiliations are with the Norwegian Lutheran church. He married Clara M. Stevens, daughter of Edmund and Josephine Clara (Jones) Stevens, who were pioneer settlers in Houston county. Mr. and Mrs. Solberg have had four children: Cleo May, now deceased, and Helen J., Irma and Wayne Edmund. The family occupy a high social position in Caledonia and the vicinity.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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