Memorable Manitobans: Jon Tryggvi Bergman (1874-1941)
Born in Iceland in 1874, he came to Winnipeg in 1900 and worked as a labourer with Ogilvie Flour Mills. He later turned to building construction, where he was responsible for several houses and apartment blocks in Winnipeg. He spent time in Seattle (Washington), Vancouver (British Columbia) and Yukon before settling at Medicine Hat (Alberta) in 1922 where he continued to work in construction. He and wife Anna Bergman (1884-1910) lived at 738 Toronto Street (c1909) and 640 Alverstone Street (c1910) and had four daughters: ? Bergman (wife of George Fenwick), ? Bergman (wife of Wilfred Thomson), Rachel Bergman, and Violet Bergman. He died at Medicine Hat, Alberta on 19 March 1941 and was buried there.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
Death registration [Anna Bergman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary [Mrs. J. T. Bergman], Winnipeg Tribune, 15 November 1910, page 5.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 22 March 1941, page 2.
“Here for twenty years, J. T. Bergman passes on,” Medicine Hat News, 24 March 1941, page 4.
View Court Apartments, City of Medicine Hat, 2013.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 June 2022