History of Pete Dalberg Family

By Jesse G. More
This is Jesse G. More presenting a history of the Dalberg family starting with my Grandparents Pete and Ingaborg Dalberg.
Both of my grandparents were born in Apple Bowl Sweden in the province of Dollernaw. Dollernaw is the province that is close to the Norwegian boarder that is in timber country. Pete was born in 1858 he died in 1943 at the age of 85. My Grandmother, Ingaborg was born in 1856 and died in 1944 at the age of 88. Pete actually was born a twin but the girl baby was under developed and born dead. His Mother had a total of 11 babies but only 6 possibly 7 survived. Some were born dead. Some may have lived only to infancy. Pete had 5 sisters. Pete and his 5 sisters all came to America. According to one tape I have, that my mother gave me. She said that the oldest child stayed in Sweden. I am not sure. Yet on another tape my Mother said that he had 5 sisters and no brothers that were living. There may have been one who stayed in Sweden, the oldest.
Now I do not remember all the first names of his sisters. Terry Johnson Rierson came to America first. She actually was sent for by her husband who lived in Wisconsin working in a mill. They were married in Wisconsin. After he died and she had come to Idaho she then married Rierson. Anna Dalberg, Emma Swanson then two sisters who were married to Andersons. One was married the wife of John August Anderson, and one was married to John N. Anderson. John N. Anderson was the father of Sam, victor and Florence. One of their names was Breda. Which of the Anderson’s I don’t know but one was actually named Breda.
Now with the exception of Mrs. Johnson or Reierson my Grandfather helped to bring all of them to America. He also brought his own parents to America and helped them get land according to my mother. He actually traded some land that he had in another place or the one up on the hill above Bear Creek which was the old Taylor place. That is were they lived after they came to America until they died. My Great Grandmother was also named Anna and she lived until 1912 and died at the age of 83. My Great Grandfather L. M. Dalberg or Lars or Lewis Dalberg, and my father was named after him. He died in
1911 at the age of 84. Inagaborg had 5 or 6 sisters and brothers but only one other sister came to America all the rest of her family stayed in Sweden. The only one that came was Christina one of her younger sisters and I believe Ingaborg was probably the oldest child in the family. Christina Thompson was my Grandmother and she was Ingaborgs sister. One brother of Ingaborgs married the widow of Ed Danielsons father.
Ed Danielsons father was a professional skater. He fell through the ice and was drowned. They actually saw him swimming under the ice. He couldn’t find the hole and he drowned when Ed was only about a year old. His mother married my Grandmothers brother and, they had I believe 4 children. When our Grandparents were married Grandpa was 23 and Grandma was 25. She was not quite 2 years older than my Grandfather.
At one time when I was staying with my Grandmother at Bear Creek she told me a story about when they were engaged. It seems in Sweden, at that time, when a couple became engaged the man had to leave and be gone for 6 months. They couldn’t even see each other for 6 month’s. So when Pete and Ingaborg became engaged Pete had to leave that particular village. So he went to another village about 40 miles away. Also they could not communicate for 6 months. When the 6 months was up she expected him to come back. He didn’t arrive until three days later. She told me, at the time, She said, “I thought he doesn’t want me any more”, but when he finally arrived they were married.
Pete