Biography of Nils Hallberg
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Nils Hallberg, who has lived in Saunders county for nearly three decades, was actively and successfully identified with agricultural pursuits here for a number of years but is now living retired in Swedeburg. His birth occurred in Malmo, Sweden, on the 17th of August, 1862, his parents being Hans and Elna Nelson. In the acquirement of an education he attended the common schools of his native country until fourteen years of age and subsequently he provided for his own support by working as a farm hand. When a young man of twenty five years, attracted by the many favorable reports which had reached him concerning the opportunities and advantages of the new world, he sailed from Malmo via Glasgow, crossing the Atlantic on a Cunard liner which touched American shores on the 14th of December 1887. He made his way direct to Swedeburg, Nebraska, and for two years was employed as a farm hand, while subsequently he cultivated a tract of rented land. When his capital was sufficient to enable him to purchase property of his own, he came into possession of a farm three miles south of Swedebui, which he operated successfully for a period of seven years. At the end of that time he put aside the active work of the fields and took up his abode in the town of Swedeburg, where he has since lived retired, enjoying the fruits of his former toil in well earned ease.

On the 9th of March, 1891, in Wahoo, Mr. Hallberg was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Nelson, who came to the United States when a young lady of twenty four years. They attend the Swedish Mission church and are well known and highly esteemed as people of genuine personal worth. After selling his farm Mr. Hallberg bought a pleasant and commodious residence in Swedeburg. He has never had occasion to regret his determination to come to America, for here he found the opportunities which he sought and in their wise utilization won a most gratifying measure of prosperity.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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