Clara Thea Berg

14 June 1896–19 November 1985 (Age 89)
Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Clara Thea

When Clara Thea Berg was born on 14 June 1896, in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Martin Bernard Berg, was 45 and her mother, Toren (Thea) Kristoffersdatter Fjeld, was 34. She married Frank Henry Sebastian Nies on 21 September 1918, in Plevna, Fallon, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in School District 70, Carter, Montana, United States in 1930. She died on 19 November 1985, in Ekalaka, Carter, Montana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Ekalaka, Carter, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Henry Sebastian Nies
Clara Thea Berg
Marriage: 21 September 1918
Thea Marie Nies
James Francis Nies
Roger Edward Nies
Bernard Leroy Nies
Harriet Nies
Willa Ann Nies

Spouse and Children

21 September 1918
Plevna, Fallon, Montana, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Bernard Berg


    Toren (Thea) Kristoffersdatter Fjeld




    Anna Berg


    Anna Berg



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 21

Historical Boundaries - 1917: Fallon, Montana, United States; 1917: Carter, Montana, United States

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.2 Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Schönberg ( see Schoenberg ) and Goldberg .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Mies in household of Frank H Mies, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara Mies in household of Frank H Mies, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clara T Nies in household of Frank H Nies, "United States Census, 1920"

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