Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bergman, Senior, and their son Art passed through Seven Persons, in 1906, on their way to Vancouver and on to Spokane, Washington. In 1907 they returned to Seven Persons to collect some outstanding accounts, liked the country and decided to stay. They soon became involved in business. They began a meat market, a machinery business and a garage. When Mr. Lousley passed away they took over the post office. Mr. Bergman was the second postman in the town and Henry Bergman, Junior, was the third.
They took a homestead eight miles to the north and began a dairy farm there, taking the milk to Medicine Hat every day. The family included, Art, Henry Junior, George, Harry, Clara and Arlie. Most of these returned to the United States.
Art took a homestead south of the village in the Bullshead Butte area. After a few years he gave it up to work on a crew of telephone line builders. He helped on the line from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, and from Medicine Hat to Elkwater Lake. He moved to Craigmyte to farm and ranch. He had three sons, Allan, Donald and Arthur. They live in the Craigmyle area still.
Henry, Junior married Emma Hartman and they had three children, Eva, Yvo and Laura. This family continued in Seven Persons for a number of years. Henry died in 1920. Emma worked on at the post office and in the village. She lived in a small house on the south side of the tracks, where she milked cows and kept poultry.
Eva has shown particular interest in the place of her ancestors. She often visits Seven Persons from her home in Calgary. The Bergmans were influenctial in organizing and building up this agricultural district.
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