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Nels Otto Hoberg (1907-1957)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, July 11, 1957

Obituary, Otto Hoberg, 1957

    Funeral services for the late Otto Hoberg were held ffom the Old Log Church July 6.

    Otto arrived from Sweden in 1929, settling in Prince Rupert. He moved to Smithers where he tried farming until 1936. He moved to Atlin to try placer mining. His next venture was cutting wood for the Americans in 1944 when he came to Whitehorse. Finally he got back into his trade as carpenter and construction work. He started the Yukon Construction Co., which he operated until his death.

    Born July 24, 1907 in Sundea, Sweden, Otto leaves seven brothers in Sweden and an uncle Julius Hoberg in Middlehurst, Alberta.

    A member of the Elks for a number of years, Otto will be mised by all his brother Elks.

    On September 12, 1957, property owned by Otto Hoberg was listed in a tax sale: Lot 9, Block 18, Atlin Townsite, Map 678, for a total of $19.53. In February 1957 he had advertised a "comfortable 4 room house unfurnished" - contact Otto Hoberg, Whisky Flats.