Bromhead

Bromhead, Saskatchewan, Canada

An Unincorporated Hamlet

Original name= Hamar

Location:

  • at Section 3, Township 3, Range 13, W2
  • located on the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR)- the “Soo Line”
  • In RM of Souris Valley #7
  • 45 Km West of Estevan
  • Latitude- 49º 11' N
  • Longitude- 103º 40' W
  • Elevation 1964 ft


Part of My Dad's 1927 Map of this area.
School shown on map above, 2 miles south and 1 mile west of Bromhead:Hamar School, (see below), NE Section 29, Tsp 2, Rge 13, W2

Apr 3, 1925 a branch of the CPR, from a point west of Bromhead, in a westerly direction,
map above shows a rail line in 1927 under construction, dash line a few miles west of Bromhead.

Cemetery / Church

Hamar Lutheran Cemetery
on Sec. 28, Twp. 2, Rge. 13, W2 in Bromhead District

Hamar Lutheran Church

There was a Hamar Norway, probably the origin of this locality.
There was also a Hamar ND.

Schools

Hamar School District
NE Section 29, Tsp 2, Rge 13, W2
see map above

Hamar School District #2450
Tsp 3, Rge 13, W2

In 1951 the Hamar School was moved
NW Sec 34, Tsp 3, Rge 15, W2 in RM #7
and called Little Butte School

Schneller School #1998, Rural School, moved to Estevan Museum site

Early Settlers and Pioneers of the area

John Ronning

  • b- in Norway
  • d- Feb 1962, age 79
  • funeral in Bromhead Lutheran Church
  • Immigrated to SK in 1912 and Bromhead area ca 1917
  • Retired in 1954
  • resided in Bromhead until he died.
  • brother- Ivor Ronning, St. Paul MN, USA
  • other brothers in Norway

James Michael Wilcox

  • b- in Liverpool England
  • d- Jan 24, 1939 in a Regina Hospital
  • buried in Regina Cemetery
  • came to Canada 45 years before he died.
  • Settled first in Nova Scotia, in 1900 came to SK
  • Homesteaded in Bromhead area.
  • Moved to Regina after a number of years farming.
  • married, 3 daughters, 2 sons
  • sister- Mrs. E. Roberts, Liverpool

John Berkevald

  • homesteaded the Bromhead Townsite
  • b- in Norway
  • d- late Sept, or very early Oct 1953, in Midale Hospital, age 81
  • Immigrated to USA in 1899, started farming in Minnesota, Moved to Bromhead District in 1904
  • Retired 12 years before his death. 2 sisters in Norway

Sidney Vaughn

  • family
  • NE Section 6, Tsp 3, Rge 13, W2

Carl Berg

  • SW Section 7

Robert W. Forrester

  • family

Samuel Salloum,

  • Storekeeper in Bromhead, ca 1940
  • b- Smith Falls ON
  • d- Aug 7, 1940 died in Canmore AB
  • buried in Regina SK.
  • came to SK in 1912
  • Member of the Masonic Lodge at Ambrose ND
  • father- Moses Salloum
  • 2 sons- Duane and Gerald

Misc Info/Stories

Jack Forrester was plowing his field in Oct 1973 and happened to spot a wallet in the field full of credit cards, ID and $866 in cash. Now that would be one in a few million chance any day. Now Mr. Forrester, takes the wallet, drives 40 miles south across the US border, to the Farmer's Bank at Crosby ND. He leaves them the wallet with instructions to return the wallet to it's owner. It was returned shortly later to Mr. Frank Hart a Spencer Iowa Automotive Dealer. Mr. Hart and 2 friends went duck hunting in that field a full year earlier, and lost his wallet while there.
Now that is an honest farmer! Mr. Hart claimed he would pay a reward for it's return. Let's hope that was followed thru on.

1970 Bromhead Hotel was for sale

May 1946 Village water well tenders asked for

  • Arthur Brenholen Secretary of the village at that time.

War Veterans -Dec 8, 1944 Casualty list- Killed on Active service- Robert Lorraine Forrester, FS, R61777, R. W. Forrester (father), Bromhead

1937 an epidemic of Scarlet Fever went thru the area.

1927 Elevator, Post Office, Telephone and Gas Station

ca 1926- a Constable MacLaren, Bromhead Detachment of the Provincial Police, investigated a terrible accident, and death at the J. A. Halverson farm on Sept 22, 1926. It involved the farmers son , Jennings Henry Halverson. He got caught in the fly wheel of a threshing machine. A lot of young kids died then on the farm, and still today! It is a dangerous place to work.

1923 they were Reorganizing a Town Band

Oct 3, 1922- Bank of Montreal, in Bromhead, was dynamited by a gang of thieves, 200 Inhabitants at that time. A citizen fired a shotgun, and chased the thieves away.

Aug 19, 1922- 2 stores were robbed, possibly by the same gang.

Aug 30, 1916- A fire wiped out most of the business Section of town, and spread to damage crops nearby. Caused $70,000 damage. Bromhead Trading Company, $7,000 damage, had $4,000 Insurance; Tergunrud Livery, $2,000/$1,000 (where the fire started) ; Hotel, $12,000/ no insurance; Pool Room, $4,000/$2,000 ; Serguin and Sampson, General Merchants, $25,000/ covered ; Rogers Lumber Company, $6,000/ covered ; Diemert and Nichol, Implement shop, $3,000/ $1700 ; Blacksmith Shop, and Chabot's Livery, each $1,000, partly covered ; Residential Loss totaled $3,000.

1914 Branch of The Bank of British North America, established by Nov 30, 1914, in Bromhead.

A two faced kitten was born at Bromhead, at the turn of the century, considered a rare deformity.

External Links-
Note- Not my Sites, I do not control the content,
The Links may or may not work in the future.

Hamar Lutheran Church Cemetery records

Bromhead Mount Green Methodist Cemetery
SE Sec 24, Twp 1, Rge 13, W2

History Book, copy in Regina Central Library
“The Saga of Souris Valley, 1978”


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Originally Created Aug 2, 2011




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