Christian Collett (1771–1833), a graduate of the Mining Academy at Kongsberg, designed the splendid Ulefoss manor, built between and by sawmill owner Niels Aall. This is one of the few brick houses in Norway, boasting a palladian layout, a central cupola, and a classical colonnade. Collett designed several other manors and town houses.
On July 1, John Christian Schultz the man that had battled Riel was named the fifth Lieut. Gov of Manitoba. Schultz was born in in Amherstberg Ontario. His dad was from Norway and his mother from Ireland. He was attracted by the vast opportunities in the North West and the adventure he expected to find here.