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Starbuck in Pope County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Gilman and Clara Berg Aaberg

Gilman and Clara Berg Aaberg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, September 6, 2014
1. Gilman and Clara Berg Aaberg Marker
Inscription.  Gilman and Clara Berg Aaberg purchased their farm home in 1915 on what would eventually be part of "Glacial Lakes State Park." On this historic farm they raised 13 children which included 2 sets of twins and 1 set of triplets. The triplets were born in 1920, the first set of twins in 1922 and the second set of twins in 1923, all within a 33 month span. Triplets were so unusual at that time Gilman & Clara received a congratulatory letter from President Woodrow Wilson.

All 13 children were raised on the farm. The children tell numerous stories of playing on the nearby rock overlooking the homestead. Sunny, rainy, or snow covered the rock was their playground. In 1968 the State of Minnesota purchased the farm from the Aaberg family, turning it into part of today's Glacial Lakes State Park. Gilman Aaberg passed away in 1973 at the age of 86. Clara Aaberg passed away in 1983 at the age of 90.

Children (birth year)
Clarence 1914
Gladys 1917
Wallace 1920
Russell 1920
Arnold 1920
Dorris 1922
Dorine 1922
Leroy 1923
Lillian 1923
Tina 1925
Palmer 1927
Hilma 1929
Edward 1931
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This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 45° 31.99′ N, 95° 31.365′ W. Marker is in Starbuck, Minnesota, in Pope County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 41. At Hill Backpack Campsite, Glacial Lakes State Park, 0.1 miles from trailhead at the Horse Camp. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Starbuck MN 56381, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northern Pacific Railroad (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Additional keywords. multiple births
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2016, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 50 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 6, 2016, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 7, 2022