Berland, Louis – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Louis Berland, Wallowa county pioneer, died Sunday, April 9 at the home of his daughter, Louisa Day, in Enterprise.

Berland was born in Norway, March 25, 1849. He came to the United States at the age of 16 with only 10 cents in his pocket. He worked as a cobbler for many years and while living in Rushford, Minn, he married Isabelle Gulickson.

To this union eight children were born, five of whom survive.

In 1891 he moved with his family to Paradise, Ore. In 1896 he moved to Enterprise where he owned a harness and shoe shop.

In 1921 Mrs. Berland died and two years later he married Jennie Cunningham. Jennie Berland died Feb. 11, 1939. Since that time he has lived with his daughter

Berland has been associated with his daughter Emily Wilson in the Berland grocery for 26 years and has been active in civic affairs of the city and county.

All of his family was to be present at his funeral in the Methodist church, Wednesday at 2 p. m.

The La Grande Observer, April 19, 1939

Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe

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