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Christopher (Bergere) Berger and Family (Germ./PA)
Posted by: Chris Stallwood Date: January 24, 1998 at 08:02:05
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I am looking for information regarding the ancestors and descendants of Christopher (Bergere) BERGER. Christopher was a Captain of the Gendarmes in Karlsrhue, Germany and a member of the West Caln Baptist Church in Baden Baden, Germany. He lived in the German section of Alsace-Lorraine. His wife is Unknown. They had at least one child: William BERGER, b. 14 Jul 1847, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, d. 5 Feb 1920, Phila., PA, buried Ivy HIll Cem., Germantown, Phila., PA. William married in America Anna GRUHLER (dau of Jacob GRUHLER and Ursula YEAGER) b. 23 Sep 1845, Weisbaden, Germany, d. 20 Apr 1936, Phila., PA, buried Ivy Hill Cem., Germantown, Phila., PA. William moved from Alsace-Lorraine to Karlsrhue and then to Baden Baden, where he became the head gardener of the spas and gardens. After coming to America, he owned and operated BERGER BROS. FLORIST with his sons in Phila., PA. William and Anna had the following children: (1) Louis BERGER m. Susanna BIRTWELL, (2) Frederick BERGER, b. 20 Oct 1870, Phila., PA, d. 22 Feb 1964, Phila., PA, m. May Letticia NEWELL, (3) William BERGER, Jr., b. 20 Oct 1872, d. 28 Feb 1950, m. Susannah STEWART, (4) Harry BERGER, b. 1874, d. 1945, m. Mabel BOMBERGER, (5) Anna BERGER, b. 5 Apr 1876, Phila., PA, d. 19 Nov 1956, Phila., PA, m. Frank Jay SHRIVER, (6) John BERGER, b. 1877, Phila., PA, d. 1950, (7) Charles BERGER, b. 1879, d. 1933, (8) Clara BERGER, b. 23 Mar 1885, m. Jay M. McKINNEY, (9) Ida BERGER, b. 18 Dec 1885, d. 15 Aug 1977, m. Ralph Althouse GOODWIN, (10) Edward BERGER, b. 1890, d. 1946, (11) Unknown BERGER, (12-13) Twin BERGERS, died young.

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