Borgeson, Elmer (Hjalmar)

Regimental Number: 3215646
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Elmer was born in Frinnesos (Frillesås?), Sweden on June 23, 1888. He and his brothers, Ivar and Alfred, came to Valhalla from the United States in 1916 and filed on a homestead at 25-74-10-W6. Elmer was drafted in 1918, but was arrested as a “Group 2 Defaulter” on October 25, 1918, the day he signed up. He left the area in 1922 or 1923 to work at the Ford Assembly Plant in Detroit and never returned.

Source: Pioneer Round-Up p. 454