Berdahl School #1147

Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada


Located on NE, Section 10, Township 1, Range 9, W2
Only 2 miles north of the US border
Part of my Dad's 1927 Map


Nov 26, 1904 legal permission was given to set up The Berdahl School District #1147 in Township 1, Range 9, W2.
I Had a Different number here #655? obviously it was wrong.
Senior Trustee- Adam Berdahl, named after Adam Berdahl family, see below.

There were 3 Berdahls in the area, Adam, and Albert and John J. Berdahl
Adam Berdahl
b- Feb 24, 1850, Berdal, Leikanger, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
d- Nov 28, 1923 in Estevan SK
Buried in Estevan City Cemetery


Mar 27, 1905 they were allowed to borrow $600 to build the school on District #1147.
Treasurer's address- William Stoll, Estevan, Assiniboia
William George Stoll
b- July 15, 1885, in Wisconsin, USA (shown age 22, in 1906, in US),
d- June 10, 1974, Cambridge Nursing Home, Isanti, MN, USA
living in Estevan with his mother, Emma Stoll, age 50 in 1906, born in Germany. They immigrated in 1903
son of Louis Stoll and Amelia Leutsh


My First Grade Teacher in Bienfait went to School here

Isabel Elizabeth Gough, nee Seipp
b- Aug 9, 1916, at Estevan
d- Apr 22, 2008 in SK
Educated at Berdahl School, Estevan Collegiate Institute, Moose Jaw Normal School, University of Saskatchewan, and Minot State University.
Was a teacher for 33 years at Berdahl, Big Butte and Bienfait Town School.
Retired in 1973.
Upon retirement was helpful in forming the Bienfait 55 and Over Club and was a secretary for 20 years.
Per her Obit- Enjoyed working with seniors as much as teaching children, and I believe every word of that. Fond memories of her.
Daughter of Anton Herman “Andy” Seipp (1885-1966) and Mary Ann Gallagher (1888-1979)
Married Albert Edward Gough in July, 1940, who became long time Principal of the Bienfait School
they lived in Bienfait for 54 years, before moving to Estevan in 1994.
One son, Craig (wife-Chie), Tokyo, Japan.


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