Robert Henry Berg

M, #1
Father*Henry Alexander Berg b. December 1, 1909, d. February 25, 1974
Mother*Marie Ellen Agnes Madel b. July 6, 1911, d. August 7, 1980

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Robert Henry Berg and Margaret Ann Gadsby obtained a marriage license on April 17, 1964 at Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 86, page 503, number 904.1
Robert (his first marriage) married Margaret Ann Gadsby (her first marriage), daughter of John Henry Gadsby and Frances G. Gaubatz, on April 18, 1964 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the marriage ceremony was performed by Father Joseph Flynn; witnesses were Leslie F. Boll and Carol O'Brien.2 Robert Henry Berg and Margaret Ann Gadsby were divorced on April 15, 1969 at Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.3 Robert Henry Berg and Linda Ann Frank obtained a marriage license on September 13, 1971 at Missouri, recorded in book 122, page 422, number 5558.1
Robert (his second marriage) married Linda Ann Frank (her first marriage), daughter of Charles Joseph Frank and Augusta Mertens, on September 18, 1971 at Missouri, the best man was Henry Alexander Berg; in a civil ceremony in the office of Melvyn W. Wiesman, Magistrate Fifth District of St. Louis County, 15 North Meramec, Clayton, Missouri. The other witness was Rebecca L. Watson.4,5

Family 2

Linda Ann Frank

Citations

  1. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  2. [S1468] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book Three.
  3. [S578] Robert H. Berg v. Margaret A. Berg, St. Louis County Circuit Court, April 15, 1969.
  4. [S582] Robert H. Berg - Linda A. Frank marriage certificate.
  5. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Linda Ann Frank

F, #2
Father*Charles Joseph Frank1 b. May 27, 1911, d. October 11, 1979
Mother*Augusta Mertens1 b. December 30, 1912, d. May 18, 1981

Family History – see:

     Linda Ann Frank and Robert Henry Berg obtained a marriage license on September 13, 1971 at Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 122, page 422, number 5558.2
Linda (her first marriage) marrried Robert Henry Berg (his second marriage) , son of Henry Alexander Berg and Marie Ellen Agnes Madel, on September 18, 1971 at Missouri, the best man was Henry Alexander Berg; in a civil ceremony in the office of Melvyn W. Wiesman, Magistrate Fifth District of St. Louis County, 15 North Meramec, Clayton, Missouri. The other witness was Rebecca L. Watson.3,4

Citations

  1. [S2781] Frank Family Reunion Listing.
  2. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  3. [S582] Robert H. Berg - Linda A. Frank marriage certificate.
  4. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.

Henry Alexander Berg1,2

M, #3, b. December 1, 1909, d. February 25, 1974
Father*Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Mother*Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
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Henry Madel Descendents
Michael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Playing Cards at Bob & Linda's
330 Couch Avenue
     Henry Alexander was born on December 1, 1909 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. No birth certificate was issued, however a delayed birth certificate was later obtained in 1943.1,3
Joe F. Berg's Market
He was baptized on February 20, 1910 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the sponsors included Walter Charles Schoettle and Anne E. Wegener.4 Henry Alexander Berg was also known as Henry Andrew however there is some confusion about Henry's middle name. Almost every document, baptism, birth certificate and confirmation state his middle name is Alexander.
Henry was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a five-month-old white male born in Missouri.5
Henry Berg
Circa 1911 at Weingarten

     He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, circa 1915 in Weingarten, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri; the family moved there because of a lack of jobs in St. Louis, living there only a short time before returning to the St. Louis area. Father Kotty, Bennie Nagers & Mother, Yaegers, Hogenmillers, and the Yonks were close neighbors; Felix Donze owned the grocery store, the postmaster was named Hoganmiller.6
Henry Berg
Circa 1915

He is included in a photo taken circa 1920. He is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg and David Francis George Berg.
Dorothy, Dave & Henry Berg

He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.7
Henry was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg under the name of "Henry Berg Jr" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was listed as a ten-year-old white male born in Missouri who had attended school during the year and could read, write and speak English.8
Henry Berg Jr. & Sr.

He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri. Henry Alexander Berg was confirmed on April 27, 1924 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.2
Henry Alexander was employed learning a trade with his brother, Elmer Berg, and also did some general and lathing contracting, earning about $250.00 a month from 1925 to 1930.9
Around 1926 he was involved in an automobile accident at Manchester Road and Brentwood Road. The only thing left of the Model T Ford was a clock from the dashboard; he lost his teeth in the accident!
Henry attended high school at Soldan High School, St. Louis, Missouri, graduating 1928. He attended night school at Soldan, traveling by street car often arriving home late at night. He was proud of having learned enough geometry to lay out a lot and basement for a new house with a surveyors transit.10
Henry A. Berg
Soldan High School
Louis F. Soldan High School

Henry lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, from 1928 to 1932 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; the house was built by the boys (Elmer, Dave, Henry and Norman.)11,12,13
Lydia Berg Residence
406 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, Missouri

He is included in a photo taken April, 1928. He is in the right rear holding Jackie in the photo. Also included in the photo: Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg, Jacqueline Norma Berg and Mary Katherine Berg.
Dorothy, Henry, Mary and Jackie Berg
Henry was a member of Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers' International Union, Local 73 on July 19, 1928 at St. Louis, Missouri.14
A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated December 7, 1929 reported Eagle, 78-inch Wing Spread, Is Killed Near Valley Park
C. R. Taylor, Hunter of Kirkwood, Fires, Thinking Bird is Attempting Attack.
A golden eagle with a wing-spread of six and a half feet was shot and killed Thursday in a field three miles south of Valley Park.
C. R. Taylor, 21 years old, 743 Cleveland avenue, Kirkwood, was hunting with Henry Berg, 20, 402 East Jefferson avenue, Kirkwood. 'We had just entered the field from a wooded patch.' Taylor said, 'when I turned around and saw the bird swooping down, I thought he was about to attack us, and fired at him when he was about 50 feet away.' The bird fell dead, having received most of the load from Taylor's .12 guage shotgun.
Yesterday Taylor took the eagle to a taxidermist to be mounted.15
Golden Eagle
http://www.arkive.org/golden-eagle/aquila-chrysaetos/
Photograph by Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstra
Henry & Norman Berg
Henry Berg
circa 1930

Henry Alexander was a lather in 1930.12
Henry lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, in 1930 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Missouri.16
Henry Alexander was a carpenter with William Hoch for $300.00 a month from 1930 to 1935 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.9
Henry was enumerated as the son of Lydia Marie Schoettle on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a single 20-year-old male born in Missouri. He was attending school and working as a metal lather in construction.16
Henry Alexander was a manager in 1932.11
Henry Alexander was a clerk in 1934.17
Henry lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, in 1934 at 712 North Geyer Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.17
Henry had a white linen suit that he liked to wear to dances on Saturday and Sunday evenings, his mother, Lydia would wash and iron it on Sunday morning so it would be ready for him to wear again on Sunday evening.
One of his first jobs was as a golf caddy; one of his regular customers was Lou Thez, a professional wrestler.
He loved fishing and hunting, some of his favorite places were Clay's Cabins on Lake Wappapello, Aunt's Creek Resort on Table Rock Lake, and O. K. Landing at Oakland, Arkansas on Bull Shoals Lake. He enjoyed hunting swamp rabbits at Puxico, Missouri and pheasants in South Dakota. He made trips to South Dakota for pheasant hunting in 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1964. On one trip he bagged an albino pheasant around Tulare that he had stuffed. It held a place of honor on the family room wall on Adams Avenue.
Over the years he had river clubhouses at Times Beach (Meramec River), Mount Sterling (Gasconade River) and Pacific (Meramec River). The property in Mount Sterling was 85/100 of an acre in section 18, township 43, range 6 valued at $50.00 in 1957.
Henry and Marie also enjoyed playing cards with Harley and Ruth Patterson and Dot and Harrel Campbell.10,18,19,20
Club House At Times Beach
Club House at Mount Sterling
Clubhouse between Pacific and Cattawissa, Missouri
Clubhouse on Merramec River outside Pacific, Missouri
Swamp Rabbit

Henry Alexander was a general contractor from 1935 to 1943 at Missouri.9
Henry married Marie Ellen Agnes Madel, daughter of William Edward Madel and Ellen Agnes Head, on March 12, 1935 at Police Magistrate Court, Highland, Madison County, Illinois. in a civil ceremony. Henry and Marie met at a dance at Creve Coeur Park. Marie and her close friend, Ruth Patterson, would take a street car to the park for 15 cents, admission to the dance was 25 cents.21,2223
Henry and Marie Madel Berg Wedding
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in 1936 at 712 North Geyer Road in Missouri, and their telephone number was Kirkwood 1279.24 Henry was a groomsman at the marriage of Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann and Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg on October 23, 1937 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.25,26
Henry Alexander was a self employed Lathing Contractor from 1938 to 1939 at Missouri.27,28 Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1938 to 1939 at 911 Cleveland Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.27,28
Henry Berg
Circa 1940

Henry Alexander was a lathing contractor in 1940. He had worked for 39 weeks in 1939. He had worked 24 hours in the week of March 24, 1940.2923
911 Cleveland Avenue
He was employed by Dupont as a guard at Weldon Springs Munitions Plant, Weldon Springs, St. Charles County, Missouri, circa 1940.
Weldon Springs Munitions Plant
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in 1940 at 635 Evans Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.29
Henry is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Ward 3, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a married 30-year-old male born in Missouri. He had attened school throught the eighth grade. Enumerated with him was his wife, Marie Ellen Agnes.29
Henry Alexander Berg re-married Marie Ellen Agnes in a Catholic ceremony on September 23, 1940 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the Ceremony was performed by Father Cornelius J. Flavin; the witnesses were Magdalen J. Fister and William McDonnell.30
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1940 to 1941 at 635 Evans Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them was.31
Henry Alexander was a lather in 1941.31
Henry purchased a lot described as Lot 7 in block 492 in the Laguna Vista Townsite, Cameron County, Texas, as shown by the map and plat of said Townsite now on file and duly recorded in Book 1 page 13, Map and Plat records of Cameron County, Texas at an unknown place , an unknown place ., on June 16, 1942 from from Robert F. Roloff.32
Henry Alexander was a guard with Atlas Powder Company earning $1.65 per hour from January, 1943 to July, 1943 at Weldon Springs, St. Charles County, Missouri.9
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived on January 5, 1943 at 637 Glendale Road in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them was.1
637 Glendale Road
Glendale, Missouri

Henry Alexander was a carpenter for Dupont from September, 1943 to February, 1944 at Missouri.9 He was employed by Dupont at Missouri, from February, 1944 to July, 1944 as a carpenter foreman.9 He was employed by Dupont from July, 1944 to October, 1944 as a carpenter.9
Henry Alexander was a carpenter for J. A. Terteling on a part of the Manhattan Project during World War II at $1.37 1/2 per hour from November 2, 1944 to December 7, 1944 at Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho.9
Henry Alexander was a self-employed Lathing Contractor between 1945 and 1946 at Missouri.33,34
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in 1946 at 639 Evans Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas..35
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1947 to 1953 at 330 Couch Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas..23
330 Couch Avenue
Henry Berg
Adams Avenue
ca 1955
Fishing!
circa 1950
Henry was a member of the Elks Club in 1950 at Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was a charter member of the lodge.36
Elks Pin
Clayton Elks Club
Henry was a member of the Lions Club in 1950 at Missouri. He was a long-time member attaining both the 10 and 15-year Old Monarch awards. He had perfect attendence almost his entire time. He was especially fond of the annual dinner dance and carnival. For one carnical he constructed a ferris wheel with spaces for ads where the seats would normally be. It was a very succesful fund raising promotion.37,34
Lions Club
; Kirkwood Lions Club
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in January, 1952 at 501 West Adams Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas.. The home was a two-story stucco house build around 1860 and remodeled in 1948 by Henry. Located at the northwest corner of Adams Avenue and Geyer Road on a 140 foot by 145 foot lot. Sections A and C existed when Henry and Marie occupied the house, sections B, D and E were added by later owners. Section A is the main dwelling two stories of 968-square feet each and a paritial basement. Section C is a garage on the lower level and a 336-square-foot family room on the second level. Section B is a two story frame addition, 101-square-feet on each floor. Section D is 317-square-foot enclosed porch on the first floor and a 317-square-foot addtion on the second floor. Section E is a 130-square-foot addition to the kitchen on the first floor. The telephone number was Kirkwood 3157 then later was changed to TAylor 1-3456. The easy-to-remember number 1-3456 was given to Henry after he complained to the phone company about having to use such a long number! The owners as of July 2002 were Beth Ann and Daniel F. Molloy. The three bedrooms were 14' x 24', 13' x 15' and 17' x 8'. The house also had a 14' x' 24' living room, 23' x 15' family room and 13' x 15' dining room, a one car attached garage and a two car detached garage.38,3423
501 West Adams
39
501 West Adams

Henry Alexander was a general contractor in 1953.38
Around 1955 Henry made a ferris wheel for the Kirkwood Lions Club. They sold advertising space on the wheel in conjunction with the annual carnival.
Liions Club Ferris Wheel

In October, 1955, Henry purchased a 7 1/2 horsepower Evinrude outboard motor from Clawson Motors in Maplewood, Missouri. He used it for fishing until he died. Bob then took the motor and kept it until the late 1970's when it "died."40
In the 1950's and 1960's Henry was a Lathing Contractor. Some of his employees were Ray Armstrong, Harry Badgett, Sid Geen, Luther Hickey, Bob Laumand, Roswell A. Laumand, Ed Nixon and Truman Reprogle.
Bob and Roswell Laumand were brother-in-laws of Henry's uncle, Joe Berg. Sid Geen was related to Elmer Berg's wife as was Ed Nixon. Truman Reprogle's son was married to a distant relative of Marie on the Head side.41
Henry A. Berg, Lathing Contractor
Invoice

In November, 1956, Henry purchased 1,100 shares of stock in Seaboard Chemical Corporation. The company developed a liquid bandage for small cuts and wounds which was very successful. Unfortunatly they had infringed on a patent and subsequently went out of business. The stock was then worthless.42
In June 1957, Henry was awarded a certificate as a Champion Angler for having "braved mosquitoes, pneumonia, sunstrok, nagging backache, and draw poker. He was entitled to mooch bait and/or tackle anyplace, to use the special Champion Anglers fish rule (6 inches to the foot) and to brag louidly about "the one that got away." The certificate was present by his son, Bob.34
Henry A. Berg
Champion Angler

Henry Alexander Berg purchased one share in Kirkwood Civic Progress, Inc. for $50.00 on January 27, 1958 at Missouri.43 Henry joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America union, Local 529 on May 16, 1958 at Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas.44
Around 1959 Henry started planning a subdivision in Kirkwood. some of the lots were owned by the people on Couch Avenue including Harry Doerr, Elmer Oehler, Glen Marks and R. A. Fues. The subdivision consisted of lots 4-11 in Block 5 of Doerr Place (west side of Crest Avenue), lots 12-22 in Block 6 of Doerr place (east side of Crest Avenue) and Lot 1 on the north side of Nirk Avenue at Caroline Avenue. In addition Crest was extended north allowing for 11 more lots (one was actually on Couch Avenue). A total of 31 lots were developed.
The full location was the North West 1/4 of the South East 1/4 of Section 2, Township 44 North, Range 5 East of St. Louis County, Missouri.
The house were colonial ranch with about 1000 square feet of living space. They had oak hardwood floors, plaster walls, full basment, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, a combination living and dining room and a combination kitchen and breakfast area. They didn't have a garage or carport.
Henry's nephew, George Berg, was the architect. The selling price was $15,400.45,46,47,48
Sales Sheet for houses at 304 and 308 Crest Avenue
Sign from his truck

He made the following land purchases between 1955 and 1959:
Tillie Doerr, widow of Harry M. Doerr - Lots 5 and 6 in Block 5 or Doerr Place
Glen c. Marks and Veronica A. Mrks - Lot 10 in Block 5 or Doerr Place and two parcels adjoining the Missouri Pacific Railroad Right of way
Elmer W. and Eva A. Oehler - Lots 9 and 11 in Block 5 and Lota 1, 12, 13, 21 and 22 in Block 6 of Doerr Place
William L. and Rubey E. Berthold - lots 16,
17, and 18 in Block 6 of Doerr Place
Raymond A. Fues - Lot 8 in Block 5 of Doerr Place.
Stanley and Laura Sprague - Lots 19 and 20 in Block 6 of Doerr Place
George Heintz - lots 14 and 15 in Block 6 of Doerr Place.49
He is included in a photo taken circa 1960. He is in the second last row, sixth from the right in the photo.
Kirkwood Lions Club

Henry Alexander was a self-employed home builder (Henry A. Berg Construction Company) in 1960 at Missouri.
Henry A. Berg Builder
Letterhead
He was elected President of the Kirkwood Lions Club at the thirty-seventh installation dinner dance on July 21, 1962 at Biltmore Country Club, Highway 50, St. Louis County, Missouri.50
Biltmore Country Club

Henry Alexander Berg and Marie Ellen Agnes Madel lived from 1964 to 1971 501 West Adams Avenue, Missouri.
Tom & Henry Berg

On July 23, 1966, Henry and Marie attended the Kirkwood Lions Club 40th Anniversay Installation and Dinner Dance at the Colony Motor Hotel in Clayton, Missouri. Henry received a 100% attendance award for 1965-66.51
Henry Alexander was a lathing contractor in 1967.52
Henry and Marie attended a program on January 14, 1967 in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the International Lions Club held in the Gold Room of the Sheration Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis.34 He was employed by Markway Construction Company in 1969 as a carpenter.53
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from January, 1969 to September, 1971 at 501 West Adams Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas.. Henry was a member of the Park Board from 1970 to 1972 at Missouri.54,55,56 Henry was the best man at the marriage of Robert Henry Berg and Linda Ann Frank on September 18, 1971 at Missouri; in a civil ceremony in the office of Melvyn W. Wiesman, Magistrate Fifth District of St. Louis County, 15 North Meramec, Clayton, Missouri. The other witness was Rebecca L. Watson.57,58
Bob & Linda Frank Berg Wedding
Bob Berg & Linda Frank
Marriage Announcement

In 1972, Henry was certified as a Qualified Operator of Powder Actuated Tools, particularly the Omark Diamond 580 and 330G. This was a .25 caliber stud gun that shot nails and fasteners into concrete and metal.59
On June 17, 1972, Henry and Marie attended the Kirkwood Lions Club Installation and Dinner Dance at the Crystal Lake Country Club.34
He is included in a photo taken 1973. He is behind Jeff in the photo.
Henry, Jeff & Linda Berg
Carousel at Lion's Club carnival

Henry died on February 25, 1974 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 64 the cause of death was listed as ventricular fibrillation (1/2 hour), coronary thrombosis (36 hours) and arterial scleroses heart disease (2 days).60,3
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper in February, 1974.60 His obituary stated:
Berg, Henry A., asleep in Jesus Feb. 25, 1974 beloved husband of Marie E. Berg, dear father of Robert and Thomas Berg, brother of Elmer and David Berg, Mary Curdts, Dorthea Hoemann and the late Norman Berg, dear father-in-law, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. Funeral Wed. 11 a.m. at the Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester rd., Kirkwood. Interment St. Peters Cemetery, Kirkwood. Mr. Berg was a 24 year member of the Lions Club of Kirkwood. Those wishing may make contributions to the St. Louis Heart Association. Visitation after 2 p.m. Tues.
60

His funeral service was held on February 27, 1974 at Bopp's Kirkwood Chapel, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at the funeral home (Lutheran service). he was buried in a 19 gauge gold tone casket and a Monarch vault by Wilbert Vault Company.61,62,60 He was buried on February 27, 1974 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 3, lot 6, grave 6, the Elmer Berg family plot.63,60,3
At the time of his death, Henry had the following items in his wallet:
Missouri Drivers License 0056-4872-7279-6758 which would have expired on January 20, 1975. He was listed as 5 foot 10 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown eyes.
Membership card for the Kirkwood Lions Club.
Insurance Card for auto insurance on his truck and station wagon with United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company.
Income Protection Policy card issued by Loyal Protective Life Insurance Company on August 5, 1949. Policy number N537940.
A business card for Sanford's General Merchandise, N. E. Corner Vandeventer and Chouteau in St. Louis. The combination to his safe was on the back.37
Henry was reinterred on July 23, 1981 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (in section 20-B, lot 74, grave 1. The tombstone was made by Rosebrough Monument Company of traditional gray granite) in Affton, Missouri. His body was moved from St. Peter Catholic Cemetery (Kirkwood, MO).64,63,65
Marie Madel Berg & Henry A. Berg
Ellen Head Madel
Tombstone

Family

Marie Ellen Agnes Madel b. July 6, 1911, d. August 7, 1980
Child

Citations

  1. [S647] Henry Alexander Berg, Missouri State Board of Health Delayed or Special Certificate of Birth 187859 (January 5, 1943).
  2. [S611] Henry A. Berg Jr. confirmation record.
  3. [S648] Henry A. Berg Death Certificate.
  4. [S610] Henry A. Berg Jr. baptismal record.
  5. [S301] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry A. Berg household.
  6. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  7. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  8. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  9. [S640] Henry A. Berg Jr. Job History.
  10. [S430] Interview, Mary Berg Curdts, 1998.
  11. [S481] 1932 St. Louis County Directory, page 175.
  12. [S480] 1930 St. Louis County Directory, page 222.
  13. [S479] 1928 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  14. [S639] Henry A. Berg Jr. Lather's Union Dues Book.
  15. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Eagle, 78-inch Wing Spread is Killed Near Valley Park", December 7, 1929, page 1.
  16. [S2155] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lydia M. Berg household.
  17. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  18. [S1062] Henry A. Berg South Dakota Hunting Licenses for 1961, 1962 and 1964.
  19. [S1063] Tax receipt for Mount Sterling clubhouse property, Mt. Sterling, Gasconade County, Missouri.
  20. [S526] Henry A. Berg, business cards found in his personal effects.
  21. [S85] Henry Berg - Marie Madel marriage certificate.
  22. [S925] Interview, Thomas Madel, July 8, 1997.
  23. [S8486] Berg Family Photo Albums and Collection, Bob & Linda Berg.
  24. [S476] 1936 St. Louis Phone Book, page 32.
  25. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  26. [S91] Hoemann - Berg marriage license.
  27. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  28. [S482] 1939 St. Louis County Directory, page 100.
  29. [S7671] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Henry Berg household.
  30. [S1467] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book Two.
  31. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  32. [S739] Herny A. Berg, deed to property in Laguna Vista, Texas.
  33. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory.
  34. [S533] Miscellaneous Records pertaining to Henry Alexander Berg.
  35. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  36. [S1357] Henry A. Berg Membership Card Elks Club.
  37. [S3946] Henry A. Berg: Contents of Wallet at Time of Death.
  38. [S436] 1953 St. Louis County Directory, page 73.
  39. [S2224] Internet Site: St. Louis County Department of Revenue Real Estate Information System Web Site).
  40. [S1355] Henry A. Berg Jr Title for Outboard Motor.
  41. [S3944] Henry A Berg's List of Employees.
  42. [S1354] Henry A. Berg, Stock Certificate, Seaboard Chemical Corporation.
  43. [S1064] Stock Certificate, Kirkwood Civic Progress, Inc.
  44. [S642] Henry A. Berg Jr. Carpenters' Union Dues Book.
  45. [S529] Owners of property of lots 4-11 of Block 5 and 1 and 12 to 22 of Block 6 of Doerr Place.
  46. [S527] Henry Berg Crest Avenue Plat Approval, section 2.
  47. [S530] Henry Berg Crest Avenue Plat Approval, section 2.
  48. [S532] Henry Berg Sales Sheet for Crest Avenue.
  49. [S531] Henry Berg Real Estate Documents.
  50. [S643] Kirkwood Lions Club Installation Program.
  51. [S525] Kirkwood Lions Club Installation Program.
  52. [S514] 1967 St. Louis County Directory.
  53. [S515] 1969 St. Louis County Directory.
  54. [S645] Henry A. Berg, Jr. Certificate of Commendation for Service on Kirkwood Park Board.
  55. [S1353] Henry A. Berg, Certificate of Commendation for Service on Kirkwood, Missouri Park Board.
  56. [S1358] Letter, City Administrator City of Kirkwood Max A. Durbin to Henry A. Berg, June 20, 1972.
  57. [S582] Robert H. Berg - Linda A. Frank marriage certificate.
  58. [S626] Merten's Family Reunion Family Listing, 1998.
  59. [S3945] Henry A. Berg Junior Omark Power Tools.
  60. [S54] Henry A. Berg Jr. Obituary, February 26, 1974.
  61. [S58] Funeral Card for Henry A. Berg Jr.
  62. [S646] Henry A. Berg Jr. funeral bill.
  63. [S649] Henry A. Berg Jr. Catholic Cemeteries Invoice.
  64. [S44] Resurrection Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery Burial Records.
  65. [S1352] Invoice, Rosebrough Monument Company, Henry and Marie Berg Tombstone.

Marie Ellen Agnes Madel

F, #4, b. July 6, 1911, d. August 7, 1980
Father*William Edward Madel b. November 29, 1870, d. February 21, 1936
Mother*Ellen Agnes Head b. April 25, 1871, d. March 24, 1953
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
Henry Madel Descendents
Michael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

Marie Ellen Berg
     Marie Ellen Agnes Madel, daughter of William Edward Madel and Ellen Agnes Head, was born on July 6, 1911 in Wellston, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.672731, -90.299132.1,2 She was baptized on July 23, 1911 at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Wellston, St. Louis County, Missouri, by Reverend William Nugent the sponsors included George William Hardesty the church was at 1701 Kienlen Avenue.23
ca 1913
3
ca 1916

She lived with her parents, Ellen and William, in 1917 at 1571 Valle Avenue, Wellston, St. Louis County, Missouri.4
She lived with her parents, Ellen and William, in 1918 at 1415 Cockrell Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.5
She lived with her parents, Ellen and William, between 1919 and 1920 at 1415 Cockrill Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri; Cockrell Avenue originally crossed Ella Avenue however it no longer exists in 1999.6,7
Marie was enumerated as the daughter of William Edward Madel on the 1920 U. S. Census of St. Louis, Missouri. She was listed as an eight-year-old white female born in Missouri who attended school during the year.6
She lived with her parents, Ellen and William, from 1922 to 1925 at 6114 Ella Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.8,93
ca 1923
ca 1923
3
ca 1925

Marie Ellen Agnes was a clerk at F. W. Woolworth & Company circa 1926 at Missouri.10
Marie attended grade school at Notre Dame de Lourdes Grade School, Wellston, St. Louis County, Missouri, graduating 1926. She lived with her parents, Ellen and William, in 1930 at 6114 Ella Avenue, Missouri.11
Marie was enumerated as the daughter of William Edward Madel on the 1930 U. S. Census of Missouri. She was listed as a single 18-year-old female born in Missouri. She was working in a clerical position in a pencil factory.11
Marie Ellen Agnes was a clerk at Wallace Pencil Company circa 1930 at Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.11,123
ca 1934

Marie Ellen Agnes was a clerk in 1935 at Missouri.13
She lived with her parents, Ellen and William, in 1935 at 6116 Ella Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.13
Marie married Henry Alexander Berg, son of Henry Andrew Berg and Lydia Marie Schoettle, on March 12, 1935 at Police Magistrate Court, Highland, Madison County, Illinois. in a civil ceremony. Henry and Marie met at a dance at Creve Coeur Park. Marie and her close friend, Ruth Patterson, would take a street car to the park for 15 cents, admission to the dance was 25 cents.14,153
Henry and Marie Madel Berg Wedding
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in 1936 at 712 North Geyer Road, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, and their telephone number was Kirkwood 1279.16 Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1938 to 1939 at 911 Cleveland Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.17,183
911 Cleveland Avenue
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in 1940 at 635 Evans Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.19
Marie was enumerated as the wife of Henry Alexander Berg under the name of "Marie Berg" on the 1940 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Ward 3, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 28-year-old female born in Missouri; she had attended school through the eighth grade.19
Marie Ellen Agnes Madel re-married Henry Alexander in a Catholic ceremony on September 23, 1940 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the Ceremony was performed by Father Cornelius J. Flavin; the witnesses were Magdalen J. Fister and William McDonnell.20
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1940 to 1941 at 635 Evans Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them was.21
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived on January 5, 1943 at 637 Glendale Road in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them was.22
637 Glendale Road
Glendale, Missouri

Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in 1946 at 639 Evans Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas..23
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1947 to 1953 at 330 Couch Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas..3
330 Couch Avenue
Marie was a member of the Lady Lions Club circa 1950 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Marie was a member of the Lady Elks Club circa 1950 at Missouri. She was a charter member.
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived in January, 1952 at 501 West Adams Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas.. The home was a two-story stucco house build around 1860 and remodeled in 1948 by Henry. Located at the northwest corner of Adams Avenue and Geyer Road on a 140 foot by 145 foot lot. Sections A and C existed when Henry and Marie occupied the house, sections B, D and E were added by later owners. Section A is the main dwelling two stories of 968-square feet each and a paritial basement. Section C is a garage on the lower level and a 336-square-foot family room on the second level. Section B is a two story frame addition, 101-square-feet on each floor. Section D is 317-square-foot enclosed porch on the first floor and a 317-square-foot addtion on the second floor. Section E is a 130-square-foot addition to the kitchen on the first floor. The telephone number was Kirkwood 3157 then later was changed to TAylor 1-3456. The easy-to-remember number 1-3456 was given to Henry after he complained to the phone company about having to use such a long number! The owners as of July 2002 were Beth Ann and Daniel F. Molloy. The three bedrooms were 14' x 24', 13' x 15' and 17' x 8'. The house also had a 14' x' 24' living room, 23' x 15' family room and 13' x 15' dining room, a one car attached garage and a two car detached garage.24,253
501 West Adams
26
501 West Adams
She was a member of woman's bowling league in December, 1963 at Manchester Bowl East, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.27
Marie Ellen Agnes Madel and Henry Alexander Berg lived from 1964 to 1971 501 West Adams Avenue, Missouri.
On July 23, 1966, Henry and Marie attended the Kirkwood Lions Club 40th Anniversay Installation and Dinner Dance at the Colony Motor Hotel in Clayton, Missouri. Henry received a 100% attendance award for 1965-66.28
Marie and Henry Alexander Berg lived from January, 1969 to September, 1971 at 501 West Adams Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Thomas..
Marie Ellen Agnes Madel lived from 1972 to 1980 309 Crest Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
On June 17, 1972, Henry and Marie attended the Kirkwood Lions Club Installation and Dinner Dance at the Crystal Lake Country Club.25
501 West Adams, ca 1975
Her husband, Henry, died on February 25, 1974 at age 64; the cause of death was listed as ventricular fibrillation (1/2 hour), coronary thrombosis (36 hours) and arterial scleroses heart disease (2 days.)29,30 Marie attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.31,32
ca 1975 in Texas

She left a will signed February 12, 1976 at St. Louis County, Missouri, in which Thomas David Berg were both heirs and executors.33 Her will stated "I, Marie E. Berg, a widow of the County of St. Louis, State of Missouri, do hereby make, publish and declare this instrument to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and canceling all former wills and codicils by me at any time made.
First: I direct the payment of my lawful debts and expenses of my last illness and funeral out of the assets of my Estate.
Second: Should either of my sons be indebted to me under any obligation evidence by written instrument at the time of my death, I direct that such debts shall be treated as an asset of my Estate at its full value but that the same may be distributed to the son owing same in partial satisfaction of his share of my Estate.
Third: I give, devise and bequeath all of my property and estate, real, personal or mixed, of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate, to my children, Robert H. Berg and Thomas D. Berg, in equal share. Should either of them predecease me, his share shall go to his then living descendants, per stirpes, or if there be no descendants, to the other of them or to his descendants, per stirpes.
Fourth: I nominate, constitute and appoint my sons, robert H. Berg and Thomas D. Berg, and the survivor of them, as Executors of this Will, to serve without bond.
Fifth: I give and grant unto the Executor or Executors of my Estate during the period of administration thereof, the full and unrestricted right and power to sell any real or personal property constituting an asset of my Estate at public or private sale for cash or upon such terms as may be deemed proper without necessity of application to or approval by any Court. I further give and gran unto my Executor or Executors the right, in the event the law of Missouri applicable to the administration of my Estate should so allow, to administer my Estate independently and without supervision of the Probate Court."33
Marie remembered going to the corner on Hodiamont and Ridge to a small local bar in the evening and getting her father a small bucket of beer after he came home from work.
At some time after high school she attended and graduated from a business school, I haven't determined the name of the school as the name has been torn off her diploma.
Marie died on August 7, 1980 in an unknown place , an unknown place ., at age 69 the cause of her death was cancer.1,34 She was buried on August 9, 1980 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 20B, lot 74, grave 1-2 of Our Lady of Fatima Garden. Her husband, Henry Alexander Berg, was buried in the same cemetery.35,36
Marie Madel Berg Grave
Memorial Day 2011
Marie Madel Berg Grave Memorial Day 2011
Lady of Fatima Garden

Marie Madel Berg & Henry A. Berg
Ellen Head Madel
Tombstone

The will of Marie was proven on August 26, 1980 at Probate Division, Circuit Court, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.37

Family

Henry Alexander Berg b. December 1, 1909, d. February 25, 1974
Child

Citations

  1. [S59] Funeral Card for Marie Madel Berg.
  2. [S728] Ellen Head Madel baptismal record.
  3. [S8486] Berg Family Photo Albums and Collection, Bob & Linda Berg.
  4. [S461] 1917 St. Louis County Directory, page 155.
  5. [S4104] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  6. [S140] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Madel household.
  7. [S508] 1918 St. Louis City Directory, page 1570.
  8. [S465] 1922 St. Louis City Directory, page 1677.
  9. [S510] 1925 St. Louis City Directory, page 1733.
  10. [S1021] Interview, Thomas A. Madel, July 12, 1999.
  11. [S922] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William E. Madel household.
  12. [S1484] Personal knowledge of compiler.
  13. [S456] 1935 St. Louis City Directory, page 814.
  14. [S85] Henry Berg - Marie Madel marriage certificate.
  15. [S925] Interview, Thomas Madel, July 8, 1997.
  16. [S476] 1936 St. Louis Phone Book, page 32.
  17. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  18. [S482] 1939 St. Louis County Directory, page 100.
  19. [S7671] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Henry Berg household.
  20. [S1467] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book Two.
  21. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  22. [S647] Henry Alexander Berg, Missouri State Board of Health Delayed or Special Certificate of Birth 187859 (January 5, 1943).
  23. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  24. [S436] 1953 St. Louis County Directory, page 73.
  25. [S533] Miscellaneous Records pertaining to Henry Alexander Berg.
  26. [S2224] Internet Site: St. Louis County Department of Revenue Real Estate Information System Web Site).
  27. [S656] Marie Berg bowling article.
  28. [S525] Kirkwood Lions Club Installation Program.
  29. [S54] Henry A. Berg Jr. Obituary, February 26, 1974.
  30. [S648] Henry A. Berg Death Certificate.
  31. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  32. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  33. [S534] Marie E. Berg will, Marie E. Berg Will.
  34. [S1347] Marie Berg Cenacle Crusade of Prayer Perpetual Membership.
  35. [S44] Resurrection Cemetery, Resurrection Cemetery Burial Records.
  36. [S652] Marie E. Berg Funeral Invoice.
  37. [S535] Marie E. Berg Probate File.

Thomas David Berg

M, #5, b. August 29, 1945, d. July 26, 1992
Father*Henry Alexander Berg b. December 1, 1909, d. February 25, 1974
Mother*Marie Ellen Agnes Madel b. July 6, 1911, d. August 7, 1980
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
Henry Madel Descendents
Michael Head Descendents

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Thomas D. Berg
Thomas David Berg
and
Gaye Lynn
Thomas David Berg
Thomas David Berg
Thomas David Berg
Thomas David Berg
Thomas David Berg
Drawing of Tom Berg 1964
Drawing of Tom Berg from Nancy Leach
     Thomas David Berg, son of Henry Alexander Berg and Marie Ellen Agnes Madel, was born on August 29, 1945 in Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, delivered by Doctor Henry Ringo at 4 p.m. weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces, 18 3/4 inches.1,2 He was baptized in December, 1945 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, by Father Clarence Hesseldenz the sponsors included Jacqueline Norma Berg and Thomas Allen Madel.2
He lived with his parents, Marie and Henry, in 1946 at 639 Evans Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.3
He lived with his parents, Marie and Henry, from 1947 to 1953 at 330 Couch Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
He lived with his parents, Marie and Henry, in January, 1952 at 501 West Adams Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. The home was a two-story stucco house build around 1860 and remodeled in 1948 by Henry. Located at the northwest corner of Adams Avenue and Geyer Road on a 140 foot by 145 foot lot. Sections A and C existed when Henry and Marie occupied the house, sections B, D and E were added by later owners. Section A is the main dwelling two stories of 968-square feet each and a paritial basement. Section C is a garage on the lower level and a 336-square-foot family room on the second level. Section B is a two story frame addition, 101-square-feet on each floor. Section D is 317-square-foot enclosed porch on the first floor and a 317-square-foot addtion on the second floor. Section E is a 130-square-foot addition to the kitchen on the first floor. The telephone number was Kirkwood 3157 then later was changed to TAylor 1-3456. The easy-to-remember number 1-3456 was given to Henry after he complained to the phone company about having to use such a long number! The owners as of July 2002 were Beth Ann and Daniel F. Molloy. The three bedrooms were 14' x 24', 13' x 15' and 17' x 8'. The house also had a 14' x' 24' living room, 23' x 15' family room and 13' x 15' dining room, a one car attached garage and a two car detached garage.4,5
     Thomas David Berg was the third place winner in a marble guessing contest in June, 1954. The contest was held by Roberts Boy Shops, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. The correct number of marbles in the fish aquarium was 4781 and his guess was 4676.6
Thomas attended grade school at St. Peter Grade School, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, graduating 1959. His eighth grade personality record showed he was excellent in respecting authority and showing courtesy and unsatisfactory in keeping his desk and work neat and completing work on time. His hightest marks were in reading and health and lowest was in arithmetic.7
     Thomas David Berg was awarded a letter in B-Team basketball in 1961 from Vianney High School, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.8 He performed in a play "The Last Rehearsal" in April, 1962 at Vianney High School, Missouri, The play was a one act comedy which poked fun at the foibles and difficulties of an anxious stage-manager on the night prior to the premiere of his great hit play. Tom played "The General."9,10
Thomas attended high school at Vianney High School, Missouri, graduating May 31, 1963.11,12
Vianney High School
Kirkwood, Missouri
Thomas registered for the draft he was described as 5' 11 1/2" tall with brown hair and eyes and weighed 150 pounds. He was later classified as 1-Y (Registrant available for military service, but qualified for military only in the event of war or national emergency) on August 30, 1963 at Board 100, Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri.13
Tom & Henry Berg

Tom was initiaed in the Knights of Columbus in December 1965.14
Thomas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, on January 24, 1968, majoring in Economics. The commencement exercises were held in the Municipal Auditorium on May 26, 1968. He was on scholastic probation from the end of his freshman year until just before he graduated but he came through at the end!15,16,17
St. Mary's University
San Antonio, Texas

On January 25, 1968, Tom was accepted into the St. Mary's University School of Law continget on a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT.)18
Tom took the LSAT in August 1968. His LSAT scroe ws 537.19
On January 25, 1968 Tom was admitted to the St. Mary's University of San Antionio Law School subject to the satisfactory completion of the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) which he took in August 1968. Apparently his results were not high enough to qualify.18,19
Thomas David was a sales analyst circa 1969 at Lincoln-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
Thomas David Berg lived in 1969 501 West Adams Avenue, Missouri, where he was listed as a student.20
He lived with his parents, Marie and Henry, from January, 1969 to September, 1971 at 501 West Adams Avenue in Missouri.
Thomas David Berg lived circa 1970 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, employed as a district sales representative for Lincoln-St. Louis; employed in sale of lubrication equipment.
Thomas David Berg lived circa 1974 8526 Parkhill Forest, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 713-999-4141. Thomas was designated executor of the estate of Marie Ellen Agnes Madel on February 12, 1976. He was also a beneficiary of the estate.21
Thomas David Berg purchased property described as lot 25 in block 21 of Inwood North, Section 2, a subdivision in Harris County, Texas on March 30, 1979 from Sunshine Homes.22
Thomas D. Berg
Home on Parkhill Forest
This was a new house that Tom purchased for $55,550.00. It was his residence until shortly before he died when he could not afford the house payments and moved to the bay house, renting the house on Parkhill Forest to pay the loan.22
Tom registered to vote in Houston, Texas on July 27, 1979 with a voting address of 8526 Parkhill Forest.23
Thomas David Berg purchased property described as a parcel of land located on Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas. This was his "bay house" situated on the intercoastal waterway near the Bolivar Yacht Basin and Shirley's Blue Beacon Bait Camp where he launched his boat. at Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas, on July 31, 1981 from Robert Clyde Tully and Dorothy Azilee Tully. The purchase price was $27,500.00.22
He is included in a photo taken circa 1984. The photo was taken at Bolivar Peninsula, Texas. He is on the left in the photo.
Crab Claws at Tom Berg's Bay House
Tom Berg & Patricia Heineman

Thomas (his first marriage) married Beverly Joann McDaniel (her second marriage), daughter of Joseph Turney McDaniel and June Lois Leadmon, on June 8, 1985 at Grenobal House, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.2425
Tom & Beverly

At the time of his death Tom and Beverly were seperated.26
Thomas died on July 26, 1992 at 4330 Woodway Drive in Port Bolivar, Galveston County, Texas, at age 46 at his bay house on Bolivar Peninsula across from Galveston, Texas. Tom moved there after renting his house in Houston and putting most of his belongings in storage. During the last few years of his life he had several heart attacks and was unable to obtain full time employment. He eventually died of acute myocardial infarction..27,1
Bay House on Bolivar Peninsula
Texas
He was buried on August 1, 1992 in Earthman's Resthaven Cemetery in Houston, Harris County, Texas.28
Thomas D. Berg Tombstone

He left a will signed October 14, 1992 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, in which.29

Citations

  1. [S702] Funeral Card for Thomas David.
  2. [S1178] Thomas D. Berg Baby Book.
  3. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  4. [S436] 1953 St. Louis County Directory, page 73.
  5. [S533] Miscellaneous Records pertaining to Henry Alexander Berg.
  6. [S1175] Kirkwood Messenger Marble Contest Article.
  7. [S1176] Thomas Berg Eight Grade Report Card.
  8. [S1180] Thomas Berg Letter Award.
  9. [S1177] The Cure "Players on the 'Last Rehearsal.'"
  10. [S1179] A Fine Arts Night.
  11. [S1173] Thomas D. Berg, diploma from Vianney High School.
  12. [S6965] Vianney High School Newspaper, "The Griffin", May 3, 1963.
  13. [S537] Thomas D. Berg Draft Records.
  14. [S6956] St. Mary's Rattler Newspaper "Four from StMU Are Initiaed In KC Degrees", December 17, 1965, page page 3, column column 6.
  15. [S1174] Thomas D. Berg, diploma from St. Mary's University.
  16. [S1183] Thomas D. Berg Commencement Exercises St. Mary's University.
  17. [S540] Thomas D. Berg St. Mary's Transcript.
  18. [S1181] Letter, St. Mary's University of San Antonio to Thomas D. Berg, January 25, 1968.
  19. [S1182] Thomas D. Berg LSAT Scores.
  20. [S515] 1969 St. Louis County Directory.
  21. [S534] Marie E. Berg will, Marie E. Berg Will.
  22. [S536] Miscellaneous Records pertaining to Thomas D. Berg.
  23. [S538] Thomas D. Berg Voter Registration.
  24. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  25. [S6186] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com (database online), 2006.
  26. [S2581] Personal knowledge of compiler, Robert H. Berg.
  27. [S6] Thomas David Berg Death Certificate.
  28. [S539] Thomas Berg Burial Location.
  29. [S819] Thomas D. Berg Probate File.

Julie Ann Berg

F, #6
Father*Robert Henry Berg1
Mother*Linda Ann Frank1

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Julie Ann Berg and Scott Swift were engaged on June 1, 2001 at St. Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri.2
Julie married Scott Swift, son of Robert Swift and Linda (?), on December 22, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cottleville, St. Charles County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Larry Huber.3,4

Citations

  1. [S2781] Frank Family Reunion Listing.
  2. [S1484] Personal knowledge of compiler.
  3. [S2105] Program for the wedding of Scott Swift and Julie Berg.
  4. [S2125] Invitation to Scott Swift and Julie Ann Berg wedding.

Jeffrey Robert Berg

M, #7
Father*Robert Henry Berg1
Mother*Linda Ann Frank1

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Jeffrey married Amy Elizabeth Cyr on June 11, 2016 at Boo Cat Club, St. Louis City, Missouri.2

Citations

  1. [S2781] Frank Family Reunion Listing.
  2. [S9007] Linda & Bob Berg. Invitation to Jeffrey Robert Berg and Amy Elizabeth Cyr wedding.

Henry Andrew Berg

M, #8, b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Father*Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger b. September 30, 1848, d. November 26, 1914
Mother*Barbara Josephine Behm b. December 28, 1855, d. January 19, 1890
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
In yard on East Monroe Avenue
Kirkwood, Missouri
Henry A Berg
Meat Market Card
     Henry Andrew was born on January 23, 1881 in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.601286, -90.434366.1,2,3,4 He was baptized on May 29, 1881 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, by Reverend Gerard D. Power the sponsors included Henry Matthew Behm and Josephine Wilkibroski.2,3
ca 1900
Henry Andrew Berg and Lydia Marie Schoettle obtained a marriage license on December 12, 1900 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 6, page 65.5,6
Henry Berg - Lydia Schoettle Marriage License

Henry married Lydia Marie Schoettle, daughter of Georg Jacob Schoettle and Maria Catherine "Mina" Blum, on December 12, 1900 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.7,6
Henry Andrew was a grocery clerk in 1902 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.8
Henry Andrew Berg lived in 1903 an unknown place , an unknown place ..9
Henry Andrew Berg received a letter of recommendation from Theodore Heege proprietor of Theo. Heege General Store located on the South East corner of Webster & Madison Ave. The letter stated: "To whom this may concern. That the bearer of this letter Mr. Henry Berg has been in my employ for two and 1/2 years and I have always found him industrious sober and honest and will gladly recommend him to any one needing his services. Yours resp T. Heege" on April 18, 1903 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.10
A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated May 3, 1905 reported Girls Deserted Escorts in Auto
Stopped Buggy on Clayton Road Saying Men's Conduct Was Distasteful.
Henry Berg of Kirkwood was driving along Clayton road in a surrey at 10 o'clock Tuesday night, accompanied by his wife, when he was approached by a young woman at the intersection of the Deills road, who appealed to him to take her in his vehicle and drive her away from that neighborhood.
She was the older, she said, of two sisters, who had gone out from the city with two young men in an automobile. The conduct of their escorts had become so distasteful, she said, that she had jumped from the automobile to escape it.
While she was speaking another young woman came up, and together they appealed for aid.
Mr. Berg instructed them to walk past where the automobile was standing, saying that he would pick them up on the other side. He promised to protect them should the men interfere, but did not think it wise to court trouble by inviting them into his surrey on the spot.
Mr. Berg says he took the young women to Kirkwood, and that there they took an electric car back to the city. He did not ask them their names.11

A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated December 10, 1906 reported Shot Negro's Hat Off.
Henry Berg, a butcher of Kirkwood, was arrested Saturday night by Marshal Secrest on the charge of discharging firearms within the city Limits. Berg said that he had fired twice at a youth named Roy Heps on Webster avenue because he had been informed that Heps was carrying tales to his wife. One bullet shot the hat off a negro's head and the other broke a pane of glass in a bank window.12

Henry Andrew was a grocery clerk in 1908 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..8
He is included in a photo taken 1909. He is second from the left holding a beverage bottle in the photo. Also included in the photo: Leonard Maximilian Berg, Elmer Henry Julian William Berg, David Carl Berg, Mary Emma "Mayme" Berg, Lydia Marie Schoettle, Norman William Berg, Walter Charles Schoettle and Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha "Theresa" Berg.

Henry Andrew was a self-employed express man. from 1909 to 1920. His company was called "H. A. Berg Baggage & Express."13,14,15,16,17
Henry Andrew Berg lived from 1909 to 1924 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.16,18,19,20
Henry Berg Parade Float

Henry Andrew was a co-owner of the Berg & Anth, Meat and Vegetable Market on January 3, 1910 at 209 North Webster Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.19,20
Henry is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a 30-year-old white male born in Missouri who had been married 9 years and could read and write. He was the proprietor of a meat market and owned a house at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood that was mortgaged.. Enumerated with him were: his wife Lydia Marie, his sons Elmer Henry Julian William, Norman William and Henry Alexander, his brother-in-law Walter Charles Schoettle, his step-brother Leonard Maximilian Berg, his step-sister Katherina Theresia Berg.19
In front of house on Monroe Avenue
ca 1911

A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated September 11, 1914 reported Man To Have Hearing on Charges of Girl
Held When She Says He Pointed Revolver at Her Near Her Home.
Henry Berg, 35 years old, of Kirkwood, an express wagon driver, will be given a preliminary hearing today on a charge of flourishing a revolver at Miss Della Madden, 22 years old, in front of her home in Maddenville, between Clayton and Webster Groves shortly after midnight yesterday.
Miss Madden had stepped from her escort's automobile, when, she alleges, Berg suddenly pointed a revolver at her. Her escort pulled her back into the machine and drove her to Kirkwood, where they telephoned the Sheriff, who later arrested Berg at the Madden home. Miss Madden said Berg had threatened her because she refused to receive his attentions. She had learned he was married.
Miss Madden is the daughter of Thomas Madden, a retired reality dealer, for whom the suburb of Maddenville was named.21
Henry was the informant listed on the death certificate of Francis Charles Berg on November 26, 1914.22,23,24
Lydia and Henry Andrew Berg lived circa 1915 in Weingarten, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Henry, Norman and Elmer, their nephew, Walter Charles Schoettle. The family moved there because of a lack of jobs in St. Louis, living there only a short time before returning to the St. Louis area. Father Kotty, Bennie Nagers & Mother, Yaegers, Hogenmillers, and the Yonks were close neighbors; Felix Donze owned the grocery store, the postmaster was named Hoganmiller..25
Henry A. Berg

A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated November 15, 1916 reported Girl Struck by Train Near Kirkwood Station
Was Watching One Engine and Did Not See Another Going in Opposite Direction.
Marie Heyer, 11-year-old daughter of Chris Heyer of Kirkwood, was struck by a Missouri Pacific freight engine at 9:20 o'clock this morning near the Kirkwood station. She was seriously injured about the head.
The girl was returning to her home with a basket of groceries. She was watching an accommodation train that was backing into the station and did not see the freight, which was going in the oppositie [sic] direction. She was struck and knocked to one side of the track, but the groceries were not spilled from the basket.
Henry Berg, expressman at the station, picked her up and took her to a physician's office.26

With no end in sight for World War I, the United States instituted it's third and final registration. It included all men who were between the ages of 18 and 21, and 31 to 45 years of age. This added younger men than the previous registrations, those who were born between September 12, 1897 and September 12, 1900; and added an older group of men, born between September 12, 1873 and September 12, 1888. Henry Andrew Berg filled out a draft card on September 12, 1918 at an unknown place , an unknown place .. He listed himself as an express man working for himself and American Ry Express Company, height was tall, build was stocky, color of eyes hazel and his hair was brown. His age was 37 years old, born January 23, 1881.4
ca, 1920

Lydia and Henry Andrew Berg lived in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Henry, David, Norman, Elmer, Mary and Dorothea..15
Henry is a head of household on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a married 39-year-old white male born in Missouri and owned a home at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, Missouri which was mortgaged. His father was born in Germany and his mother in Illinois. He was an expressman who owned an express company. Enumerated with him were: his wife Lydia Marie, his sons Elmer Henry Julian William, Norman William, Henry Alexander and David Francis George, his daughters Dorothea Josephine Marie and Mary Katherine.13
Henry Berg Jr. & Sr.

Lydia and Henry Andrew Berg lived in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Henry, David, Norman, Elmer, Mary and Dorothea..
At one time he operated Berg's Meat Market with Joseph Berg on North Kirkwood Road, north of Rott Hardware, just south of the alley, on the west side of the street.
On July 6, 1911, he hired a lawyer in St. Genevieve to send a letter to Mr. Chris Schoettle in Edwardsville, Illinois to collect board ($75.00) and cash advanced ($13.50) for Walter C. Schoettle. Chris Schoettle was the guardian of Walter Schoettle. At the time Henry and the family lived in Weingarten, Missouri.
He was shot and killed during an argument with an acquaintance at Link's Chicken Farm, a roadhouse on Manchester Road west of North and South Boulevard between Brentwood and Webster Groves in St. Louis County, Missouri.27,10,28,29,30,31,32,33
Henry died on February 15, 1924 at 9000 Manchester Road in Brentwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 43 by homicide as the result of multiple gunshot wounds in the back at Link's chicken farm. His death certificate states 'by a gunshot wound in the heart, homicide'.1,34
Hanson's house on Adams Avenue
(For further information see Newspaper Articles.)

His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on February 17, 1924.34 His obituary stated:
Berg - Entered into rest, Friday, Feb. 15, 1924, at 7:30 p. m., Henry Berg, dear husband of Lidia M. Berg (nee Schoettler), and our dear father, in his forty-third year. Funeral Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p. m. from residence, 135 East Monroe avenue, Kirkwood. Interment in St. Lucas Cemetery, Sappington, Mo.
34

His funeral service was held on February 17, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Missouri, from his residence the service was performed by Reverend William Maschoff.34,35
His funeral bill included  
Place of Death Manchester near North and South/td>
Funeral Services at home
Time of funeral Service 2 PM
Clergyman Rev Marshoiff
Certifying physician Coroner
His residence 640 Easton Ave.
Cause of death gunshot wound in heart (primary), homicide (secondary)
Age 43 years 0 months 22 days
Name of Father Frank Berg
His Birthplace Germany
Name of Mother Josephine Rudolph
Her birthplace Germany
Size and Style of Casket 6 feet, 3 inches, model 1996X Blue Sil Pl
Manufacutred by St. Louis Coffin Co.
Charges were  
Casket 1996X $176.00
Grave Vault Berg $125.00
Burial Suit S20.00
Door Badge $5.00
Gloves $3.00
Auto Limousines to Cemetery 4 @ $12.00  
(2 Geo, 1 Ben, 1 Bopp) $48.00
Death notices in 2 newspapers  
( 9 lines, 2 Globe and 1 P.D.) $8.00
Opening Grave $12.00
  ___________
Total $406.00
Discount $8.00
  ___________
Balance $398.00.
      Henry Andrew Berg was buried on February 17, 1924 in St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri, in block 6, lot 32, grave 7. St. Lucas United Church of Christ was founded on March 1, 1880 when a group of men met in the rock schoolhouse on Gravois Road at Parke Road to form a German Evangelical congregation. It was known as "The German Evangelical St. Lucas Congregation of Sappington, Missouri" until 1964 when it became known as St. Lucas United Church of Christ.34,36,37
Lydia & Henry Berg Tombstone

Henry & Lydia Berg
George D. Curdts
Tombstone with Extension 2008

     A at a reunion of their descendants was held June 10, 1989 at Kirkwood Municipal Swimming Pool, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.38

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriHenry Andrew Berg19
1920Bonhomme Township, MissouriHenry Andrew Berg13

Family

Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
Children

Citations

  1. [S237] Henry A. Berg Sr. Death Certificate.
  2. [S685] Henry A. Berg Sr. baptismal record.
  3. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  4. [S4355] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  5. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  6. [S89] Berg - Schoettle marriage license.
  7. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  8. [S236] Elmer H. Berg, Birth Certificate 1897 (March 31, 1902).
  9. [S473] 1903 St. Louis County Directory, page 7.
  10. [S686] Letter, T. Heege to whom it may concern, April 18, 1903.
  11. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Girls Deserted Escorts In Auto", May 3, 1905, page 9.
  12. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Shot Negro's Hat Off", December 10, 1906, page 7.
  13. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  14. [S461] 1917 St. Louis County Directory, page 36.
  15. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  16. [S474] 1909 St. Louis County Directory, page 19.
  17. [S1565] 1908 St. Louis Bell CompanyTelephone Book.
  18. [S477] 1922 St. Louis County Directory, page 121.
  19. [S301] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry A. Berg household.
  20. [S807] Kirkwood Historical Review, volume XXVII, number 1, November 1989, "Kirkwood City Directory 1910."
  21. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Man To Have Hearing on Charges of Girl", September 11, 1914, page 4.
  22. [S238] Francis C. Berg Death Certificate.
  23. [S61] Francis C. Berg Obituary, November 28, 1914.
  24. [S815] Funeral Home Record for Burial of Francis C. Berg, Dated November 28, 1914 , Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, Missouri.
  25. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  26. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Girl Struck by Train Near Kirkwood Station", November 15, 1916, page 9.
  27. [S684] Letter, William C. Boverie to Edwardsville, Illinois Chris Schoettle, July 6, 1911.
  28. [S687] Globe-Democrat, Henry A. Berg Sr. Death.
  29. [S688] News Article Henry A. Berg Sr. Death.
  30. [S689] Henry A. Berg Sr. Death Article.
  31. [S690] Henry A. Berg Sr. Globe Democrat Article 3.
  32. [S691] Henry A. Berg Sr. Article Jefferson City News-Tribune.
  33. [S801] Kirkwood Historical Review, volume XXII, June 1988, "In Memoriam Elmer H. Berg", Elmer H. Berg entry.
  34. [S41] Henry A. Berg Sr. Obituary, February 17, 1924.
  35. [S1473] Henry A. Berg Funeral Bill.
  36. [S657] Linda Borgstede, St. Lucas Church History.
  37. [S2219] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume IV.
  38. [S798] Invitation to Reunion of Descendants of Lydia and Henry Berg, June 10, 1989.

Lydia Marie Schoettle

F, #9, b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
Father*Georg Jacob Schoettle b. October 31, 1853, d. January 9, 1925
Mother*Maria Catherine "Mina" Blum b. January 31, 1859, d. April 6, 1897
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Lydia Marie Schoettle Berg
     Lydia Marie Schoettle, daughter of Georg Jacob Schoettle and Maria Catherine "Mina" Blum, was born on September 8, 1881 in Pleasant Ridge, Madison County, Illinois.1,2,3
Lydia was enumerated as the neice of John J. Lochhaas on the 1900 U. S. Census of Central Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as an 18-year-old single white female born in Illinois in September 1881. She was living with her aunt and uncle, Kate and John Lochhaas, in Kirkwood, Missouri and working as a servant however she had been unemployed for six months. Lydia could read, write and speak English.1
Lydia Marie Schoettle lived in December, 1900 Madison County, Illinois.4 She and Henry Andrew Berg obtained a marriage license on December 12, 1900 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 6, page 65.5,4
Henry Berg - Lydia Schoettle Marriage License

Lydia married Henry Andrew Berg, son of Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger and Barbara Josephine Behm, on December 12, 1900 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.6,4
She is included in a photo taken 1909. She is on the back right end of the table in the photo. Also included in the photo: Leonard Maximilian Berg, Elmer Henry Julian William Berg, David Carl Berg, Henry Andrew Berg, Mary Emma "Mayme" Berg, Norman William Berg, Walter Charles Schoettle and Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha "Theresa" Berg.

Lydia Marie Schoettle lived from 1909 to 1926 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.7 On December 1, 1909, a son, Henry Alexander,was born to Lydia Marie Schoettle at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.8,9
Lydia was enumerated as the wife of Henry Andrew Berg under the name of "Lydia M. Berg" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a 28-year-old white female born in Illinois. Her father was born in Germany, her mother in Illinois. She had been married for nine years and had three children, all living and could read and write.10
Lydia and Henry Andrew Berg lived circa 1915 in Weingarten, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Henry, Norman and Elmer, their nephew, Walter Charles Schoettle. The family moved there because of a lack of jobs in St. Louis, living there only a short time before returning to the St. Louis area. Father Kotty, Bennie Nagers & Mother, Yaegers, Hogenmillers, and the Yonks were close neighbors; Felix Donze owned the grocery store, the postmaster was named Hoganmiller..11
Lydia and Henry Andrew Berg lived in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Henry, David, Norman, Elmer, Mary and Dorothea..12
Lydia was enumerated as the wife of Henry Andrew Berg under the name of ""Liddia Berg"" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a married 38-year-old white female born in Illinois, her father was born in Missouri and her mother in Illinois. She could read, write and speak English.13
Lydia and Henry Andrew Berg lived in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Henry, David, Norman, Elmer, Mary and Dorothea..
     January 19, 1924 Lydia wrote a letter to her sister-in-law, Margaret Kembel:
"Dear Margaret,
I know you will excuse me when you get this. Im sorry you had to wait so long before an answer but Margaret Papa was so weak and ill that I could not get at it he died on the 9th of Jan. and we burried him last Tuesday at Collinsville Ill he certainly suffered and he was so thin nothing but skin and bones Walter was here but he got here to late to see him alive. Papa was so pleased about the dresses you sent just as soon as any one came he said dont forget to show the dresses that Henry sister Margaret send the girls any man should be proud of a wife can sew like that and the hand work on them the fit just fine Mary Kathrine is a little long I want to thank you for them and the order I just called Kathrine she has been very sick has been in bed for 2 weeks but is up since Saturday again and Mayme is not well either George left last Tuesday for Florida with his boss to be gone until March and your new brother in law name is Otto Woods I have not seen him but the boys all like him you talk about Mayme and Katherine not writing to you they dont come or call me either and we are so close I have said time and time again Henry and Dad one brother and on sister Dave and Margaret I hear from Dave about every week asking how we are and I know I would hear oftener if would have answered more promptly Joe did not even show up during the time Papa was lying here dead but Dave and Anna were here every night and Dave sat up to Walter and I sure appreciate you shure have one fine brother to be proud of Well, Sis I must close I still want to write to Dorothea and then it will be time to get supper I going to send you some apple butter in a week or so. I told Papa I was going to send you some every day he would ask have send it and dont forget it.
Many Thank from me and the children
With Love from all to you both
Lydia
P.S. Im expecting to be grandma in March again."14 Her husband, Henry, died on February 15, 1924 at age 43; by homicide as the result of multiple gunshot wounds in the back at Link's chicken farm. His death certificate states 'by a gunshot wound in the heart, homicide.15,16'
Hanson's house on Adams Avenue

     April 30, 1924 Lydia wrote a letter to Margaret J. Kemble soon after the death of her husband, Henry:
"Kirkwood April 30/24
Dear Sis

I guess you will think something is going to happen for at last Im going to write or better still scratch a few lines we are all well but Dad he still is just about the same only some weaker and thinner.
I have tried so often to write to you but Im so tire at night but tonigh I took a nap and then got busy. I finished my last weeks ironing to-day and now for a bih wash day tomorrow. Dorathea was here for about week something like you a thousand and one places to go while she was here and then those eastern ways got on the children nerves David said he sure was glad when she was gone he said he did not have a square meal while she was here because he did not have table manners like aunt Dorothea that is just like hime the little Devil he would come in trying to talk the eastern way when he cam home to meals he would say Mother when are we going to dinna instead of the way we say dinner he sure is a case - I still have the rhumatism you while it I can spell it right. Last sunday Henry was confirmed we all went to church to see him. I had my friend Miss Ida stay with dad in the afternoon. Sister Mayme came out to see us she had not been out here for three weeks and Catherine has not been here for a long time. We still have the blues they things have gone but Im trying to make the best of things. I have been out to Henry's grave 4 or 5 times and the more I go the more I want to go the have mounted it and it looks as good as it could just now I want to have it soded and then a few flowers put there. Sis you no if I could only have said a few words to hime I would be more satisfied. sis I cant write any more write to me soon

With Love

Lydia."17

Lydia Marie lived from 1928 to 1932 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with her were, her children Henry, David, Norman, Mary and Dorothea; the house was built by the boys (Elmer, Dave, Henry and Norman.)18,19,20
Lydia Berg Residence
406 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, Missouri

Lydia Marie Schoettle vacationed in 1929 at New Kirk, Kay County, Oklahoma, she visited her cousins Gusta Meier and Dora. Her cousin Lizzie also visited from Nebraska.11
Lydia Marie lived in 1930 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Missouri, residing with her were, her children Henry, David, Dorothea, Mary and Norman, other relative Gladys Elizabeth Gertrude Williams.21
Lydia is a head of household, under the name of "Lydia M. Berg", on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was identified as a 48-year-old widow born in Illinois. She owned her house which was valued at $2,000.00 and a radio.21 Lydia attended the funeral of Judge John Philip Behm on April 12, 1933 at Visitation Catholic Cemetery, Vienna, Maries County, Missouri.22
Lydia Marie lived in 1934 at 712 North Geyer Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with her were, her children Henry, David, Norman, Mary and Dorothea.23
Lydia Marie lived from 1936 to 1938 at 7429 Lyndover Place in Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.611944,-90.324167, residing with her were, her children Mary and Dorothea; some of the neighbors on Lyndover Place were Edward M Anderson, Alois C. Dempsey, and Ralph B. Slugert in the multi-family building.24,25
Lydia Marie lived from 1939 to 1946 at 507 South Clay Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with her were, her children Mary.26,27,28,29,30,31
Lydia Berg Residence
507 South Clay
Kirkwood, Missouri

Lydia is a head of household, under the name of "Lydia M. Berg", on the 1940 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Ward 3, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was identified as a 58-year-old widow born in Illinois; she had attended school through the eighth grade. A lodger named Milton Tucker was living in the house. Enumerated with her was her daughter Mary Katherine.31
Lydia Marie lived after 1940 at West Clay in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with her were, her child, Mary her sister Dorothea M. Schoettle.32,33
ca 1945

Lydia attended a party to honor Thomas and Mary Kleine's two sons, Sgt. William Kleine and Sgt Clarence Kleine, who just returned from Italy and were on 30-day furloughs held by Thomas Kleine and Mary Kleine on August 26, 1945 at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.34
Lydia Marie lived before July, 1949 at 507 South Clay Avenue in Missouri, residing with her were, her child, Mary.35
Lydia died on July 19, 1949 at 507 South Clay Avenue in Missouri, at age 67 the cause of her death was a coronary occlusion, she was treated by Doctor Julian Barnett.35,36,2,37,3
Her obituary was published in the Kirkwood Messenger Newspaper on July 20, 1949.35 Her obituary stated:
The Funeral for Mrs. Lydia Berg, who passed away Tuesday will be held Saturday from Bopp's Chapel to Concordia Lutheran Church where services will be held. Mrs. who was 67 years old, resided at 507 South Clay avenue. Surviving are four sons, Elmer, Norman, Henry and David Berg, and two daughters, Miss Mary Katherine Berg, who lived with her mother, and Mrs. Dorothea Hoemann of Webster Groves. Several grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Berg was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of Concordia Lutheran Church. Interment will be at St. Lucas Cemetery
35

Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 22, 1949.38 Her obituary stated:
Berg, Lydia M. (nee Schoettle): 507 S. Clay, Kirkwood, asleep in Jesus, July 19, 1949, dear wife of the late Henry A. Berg, dear mother of Elmer H., Norman, Henry A., David F., Mary Katherine Berg and Dorothea Berg Hoemann, dear sister of Walter C. Schoettle, our dear grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, Sister-in-law, aunt, niece and cousin.
Mrs. Berg at the Bopp Chapel, 131 West Argonne dr., until noon Sat. Funeral 2 p.m. same day at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment St. Lucas Cemetery. Mrs. Berg was a member of Ladies' Aid Society of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church
38

Lydia Marie's wake was held on July 22, 1949 at Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.35
Her funeral service was held on July 23, 1949 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri, a 2 p. m. service the service was performed by Reverend K. Hoffman.35,37 Mrs. Lydia Marie Berg was buried on July 23, 1949 in St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri, in block 6, lot 32, grave 8.35,3,39
Lydia & Henry Berg Tombstone

Henry & Lydia Berg
George D. Curdts
Tombstone with Extension 2008
Henry and Lydia were remembered at a reunion of their descendants on June 10, 1989 at Kirkwood Municipal Swimming Pool, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.40

Family

Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Children

Citations

  1. [S1105] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Lochhaus household.
  2. [S767] Lydia Schoettle Berg Certificate of Death.
  3. [S2219] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume IV.
  4. [S89] Berg - Schoettle marriage license.
  5. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  6. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  7. [S478] 1926 St. Louis County Directory, pafw 183.
  8. [S647] Henry Alexander Berg, Missouri State Board of Health Delayed or Special Certificate of Birth 187859 (January 5, 1943).
  9. [S648] Henry A. Berg Death Certificate.
  10. [S301] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry A. Berg household.
  11. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  12. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  13. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  14. [S797] Letter, Lydia Schoettle Berg to Margaret Kembel, January 19, 1924.
  15. [S237] Henry A. Berg Sr. Death Certificate.
  16. [S41] Henry A. Berg Sr. Obituary, February 17, 1924.
  17. [S692] Letter, Lydia Schoettle Berg to Margaret J. Kemble, April 30, 1924.
  18. [S481] 1932 St. Louis County Directory, page 175.
  19. [S480] 1930 St. Louis County Directory, page 222.
  20. [S479] 1928 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  21. [S2155] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lydia M. Berg household.
  22. [S102] Judge John Bëhm Obituary, April 20, 1924.
  23. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  24. [S81] 1936 St Louis County Directory.
  25. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  26. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  27. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  28. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, pages 75 and 76.
  29. [S482] 1939 St. Louis County Directory, page 100.
  30. [S1564] 1941 St. Louis Phone Book.
  31. [S7675] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Lydia M. Berg household.
  32. [S3408] Interview, Mary Berg Curdts, November 18, 2004.
  33. [S7754] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), New York, Mrs. Chas Page Permi household.
  34. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Sons Honored At Gathering", August 30, 1945.
  35. [S42] Lydia M. Berg obituary, July 20, 1949.
  36. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  37. [S1765] Funeral Home Record for Burial of Lydia Schoettle Berg, Dated July 19, 1949 , Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, Missouri.
  38. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Lydia M. Berg Obituary", July/ 22, 1949, page 21.
  39. [S552] Tombstone photo,.
  40. [S798] Invitation to Reunion of Descendants of Lydia and Henry Berg, June 10, 1989.

David Francis George Berg1

M, #10, b. October 19, 1913, d. April 21, 1988
Father*Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Mother*Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
David Francis George Berg
     David Francis George was born on October 19, 1913 in St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.584136,-90.407181.2 He was baptized on December 14, 1913 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the sponsors included David Carl Berg, Emma Amelia Laumand and John G. Theodore Lochhaas.
He is included in a photo taken circa 1920. He is in the middle in the photo. Also included in the photo: Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg and Henry Alexander Berg.
Dorothy, Dave & Henry Berg

He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.3
David was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a six-year-old white male born in Missouri.4
He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri.
Around 1925 he dropped out of school, soon after his father died and worked as a caddy at a golf course. He often spent more time playing craps than caddying!5 David Francis George Berg was confirmed on April 10, 1927 at Corcordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
David lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, from 1928 to 1932 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; the house was built by the boys (Elmer, Dave, Henry and Norman.)6,7,8
Lydia Berg Residence
406 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, Missouri

David lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, in 1930 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Missouri.9
David was enumerated as the son of Lydia Marie Schoettle on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a single 16-year-old male born in Missouri and working as a florist in a floral shop.9
David lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, in 1934 at 712 North Geyer Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.10 David Francis George Berg was employed by the Great A & P Tea Company in 1934 as a clerk.10 He and Laura Archer Knapp obtained a marriage license on February 28, 1935 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 37, page 396.11,12
David (his first marriage) married Laura Archer Knapp (her second marriage), daughter of Wirt Edward Knapp and Rowina Fay Harris, on March 3, 1935 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.13,11
David adopted Dawn Faye Scutt, whose natural parents were Stanley Wilson Scutt and Laura Archer Knapp, after March, 1935.
Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1936 at 127a East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Dawn..14,15 David Francis George Berg was employed by the County Fruit Company at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in 1936.14
Laura and David Francis George Berg lived from 1938 to 1939 at 343 Rose Lane in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Dawn..16
Dave Berg Residence
343 Rose Lane
Kirkwood, Missouri
David Francis George Berg was employed by Elmer Berg at an unknown place , an unknown place ., in 1938 as a plasterer.17
David Francis George was a plaster in 1940. He had been employed for 39 weeks in 1939 and earned $1,170. He had worked 40 hours in the week of March 24, 1940.18
Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1940 at 228 West Rose Hill in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Dawn..18
David is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for Ward 3, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a married 26-year-old male born in Missouri; he had attended school through the eighth grade. Enumerated with him were: his wife, Laura Archer, his adopted daughter Dawn Faye Scutt.18
David Francis George was a plasterer in 1941.19
Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1941 at 228 West Rose Hill Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Dawn..19
David Francis George was a grocer in 1943.20
David Berg
Grocery Store

Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1943 at 9322 St. Charles Road in Overland, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Dawn..20 David Francis George Berg was employed by Elmer Berg at an unknown place , an unknown place ., in 1946 as a plasterer.21
Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1946 at 410 Crest Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Dawn..21
Dave Berg Residence
410 Crest Avenue
Kirkwood, Missouri

David Francis George was a grocer in 1947 at 3333 Clara Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri.22 Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1967 at Route 1 Box 174 in Fenton, St. Louis County, Missouri.23 Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1969 at 1650 Bowles Avenue in Fenton, St. Louis County, Missouri.24
Laura and Dave Berg
Laura and David Francis George Berg lived in 1972 in Sweet Springs, Saline County, Missouri. David attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.25,1
David died on April 21, 1988 in Missouri, at age 74.26,2
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on April 22, 1988.26 His obituary stated:
Berg, David F. (Dave), asleep in Jesus, in his 74th year, Sweet Springs, Mo., formerly of Kirkwood, Mo., Thurs., April 21, 1988, dear husband of Laura A. Berg (nee Knapp), dear father of Dawn Kopff (Kirkwood, Mo.), David W. (Wayne, Pa.) and Ronald H. Berg (Concordia, Mo.), brother of Dorothea Hoemann (Kirkwood, Mo.), Mary Curdts (Columbia, Mo.), and the late Elmer, Henry and Norman Berg, grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 3, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin. Funeral service Mon., 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, Woodbine and Kirkwood Rds. Interment St. Lucas Cemetery, Sappington, Mo. Member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sweet Springs, Mo., Sweet Springs Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, family request memorial contributions. Visitation Sun., 6 to 8 p.m. at Pfitzinger Mortuary, 331 S. Kirkwood Rd.
26

His funeral service was held in April, 1988 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.26 He was buried in April, 1988 in St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri, in block 6, lot 32, grave 4.26
Dave & Laura Berg
Dorothy M. Schoettle
Tombstone

Family

Laura Archer Knapp b. February 17, 1910, d. November 27, 1997
Child

Citations

  1. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  2. [S707] Funeral Card for David F. Berg.
  3. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  4. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  5. [S464] Interview, David Wert Berg, 1999.
  6. [S481] 1932 St. Louis County Directory, page 175.
  7. [S480] 1930 St. Louis County Directory, page 222.
  8. [S479] 1928 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  9. [S2155] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lydia M. Berg household.
  10. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  11. [S98] Berg - Scutt marriage license.
  12. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  13. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  14. [S81] 1936 St Louis County Directory.
  15. [S482] 1939 St. Louis County Directory, page 100.
  16. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 96.
  17. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory.
  18. [S7676] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, David Berg household.
  19. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  20. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, pages 75 and 76.
  21. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  22. [S518] 1947 St. Louis City Directory.
  23. [S514] 1967 St. Louis County Directory.
  24. [S515] 1969 St. Louis County Directory.
  25. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  26. [S116] David F. Berg Obituary, April 19, 1988.
  27. [S395] Dawn Scutt Berg Funeral Program.

Norman William Berg1

M, #11, b. December 14, 1904, d. March 23, 1962
Father*Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Mother*Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Norman William Berg
     Norman William was born on December 14, 1904 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.583319, -90.406099.2,3
He is included in a photo taken 1909. He is the young child on the right rear in the photo. Also included in the photo: Leonard Maximilian Berg, Elmer Henry Julian William Berg, David Carl Berg, Henry Andrew Berg, Mary Emma "Mayme" Berg, Lydia Marie Schoettle, Walter Charles Schoettle and Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha "Theresa" Berg.

Norman was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a five-year-old white male born in Illinois.4
     He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, circa 1915 in Weingarten, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri; the family moved there because of a lack of jobs in St. Louis, living there only a short time before returning to the St. Louis area. Father Kotty, Bennie Nagers & Mother, Yaegers, Hogenmillers, and the Yonks were close neighbors; Felix Donze owned the grocery store, the postmaster was named Hoganmiller.5
He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.6
Norman was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was listed as a 15-year-old white male born in Missouri. He had not attended school during the year however he could read, write and speak English and was employed as a messenger boy for a telegraph company.7
He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Missouri.
Norman William Berg lived in 1926 135 East Monroe Avenue, Missouri.8
Norman William was a bricklayer in 1926 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.8
Norman married Gladys Elizabeth Gertrude Williams, daughter of Charles A. Williams and Irene S. (?), on November 2, 1927 at St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Norman lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, from 1928 to 1932 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; the house was built by the boys (Elmer, Dave, Henry and Norman.)9,10,11
Lydia Berg Residence
406 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, Missouri
Henry & Norman Berg

Norman lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, in 1930 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Missouri.12
Norman William was a bricklayer from 1930 to 1941 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..10,13,14,15
Norman was enumerated as the son of Lydia Marie Schoettle on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a married 25-year-old male born in Missouri. Norman and Gladys were renting from his mother, Lydia, for $15.00 per month. He was working as a brick layer in construction and was not a veteran.12
Norman lived with his parents, Lydia Marie, in 1934 at 712 North Geyer Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.16 Gladys and Norman William Berg lived in 1938 at 909 Cleveland Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.17
Norman Berg Residence
911 Cleveland Avenue
Kirkwood, Missouri

Norman William was a brick layer in 1940. He worked 22 weeks in 1939 and earned $300. He had not worked the week of March 24, 1940 but did have a job.18
Norman & Gladys

Norman William Berg and Gladys Elizabeth Gertrude Williams lived in 1940 909 Cleveland Avenue, Missouri, They lived in the same house in 1935.18
Norman is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Twnship, ward 5, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a married 35-year-old male born in Missouri; he had atteneded school through the seventh grade. Enumerated with him was his wife, Gladys Elizabeth Gertrude.18 Gladys and Norman William Berg lived in 1941 at 909 Cleveland Avenue in Missouri.19,20
Norman William was a guard in 1943.21
Gladys and Norman William Berg lived in 1943 at 909 Cleveland Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them was.21
At one time Norman had penny peanut machines all around Kirkwood. He dumped the statle peanuts in the back of the lot and the neighborhood kids ate them. some neighbors would also take them and feed them to the chickens.22
Norman attended a party to honor Thomas and Mary Kleine's two sons, Sgt. William Kleine and Sgt Clarence Kleine, who just returned from Italy and were on 30-day furloughs held by Thomas Kleine and Mary Kleine on August 26, 1945 at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.23
Norman William was a newspaper carrier in 1946 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..24
Norman William Berg and Gladys Elizabeth Gertrude Williams lived in 1946 909 Cleveland Avenue, Missouri.24
Norman William was a carrier for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1953 at St. Louis, Missouri.25
Gladys and Norman William Berg lived in 1953 at 909 Cleveland Avenue in Missouri. Residing with them was.25
Norman had an HO-gauge train layout and a large collection of matchbook covers.
Norman William was a bricklayer in 1962 at Frische Contractor, St. Louis County, Missouri.26
Gladys and Norman William Berg lived in 1962 at 350 Frieda Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them was.26
Norman died on March 23, 1962 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 57 of anterior septol myocardial infarction, treated by Dr. Charles Burnside.26,3
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 25, 1962.27 His obituary stated:
Berg, Norman W., 350 Freida, Kirkwood, asleep in Jesus, Fri., March 23, 1962, husband of Gladys Berg, father of Norman Jr., brother of Elmer, Henry and David Berg, Dorothea Hoemann and Mary Katherine Curdts, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and cousin.
Mr. Berg at the Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester, Kirkwood, until 1 p.m. Mon. Services same day at Concordia Lutheran Church. Interment St. Lucas Cemetery. Mr. Berg was director of Diabetes Association of St. Louis and member and past president of Kirkwood Lions, Bricklayers Local No. 1 of Mo. and Newspaper Carriers Association
27

Norman William's wake was held on March 26, 1962 at Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.26
His funeral service was held on March 26, 1962 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at 2 p.m. the service was performed by Reverend Henry Fisher.26 Norman William Berg was buried on March 26, 1962 in St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri, buried next to his mother and father's graves.26
Gladys & Norman Berg Tombstone

Family

Gladys Elizabeth Gertrude Williams b. January 15, 1908, d. January 7, 1975

Citations

  1. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  2. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  3. [S2219] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume IV.
  4. [S301] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry A. Berg household.
  5. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  6. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  7. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  8. [S478] 1926 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  9. [S481] 1932 St. Louis County Directory, page 175.
  10. [S480] 1930 St. Louis County Directory, page 222.
  11. [S479] 1928 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  12. [S2155] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lydia M. Berg household.
  13. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory.
  14. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory.
  15. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory.
  16. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  17. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  18. [S7678] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Norman Berg household.
  19. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  20. [S1564] 1941 St. Louis Phone Book.
  21. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, pages 75 and 76.
  22. [S7327] Sue Burkett, Kirkwood Historical Review, volume XLVIII, number 1, March 2009, "Obituaries", Norman Berg entry.
  23. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Sons Honored At Gathering", August 30, 1945.
  24. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  25. [S436] 1953 St. Louis County Directory, page 73.
  26. [S1763] Funeral Home Record for Burial of Norman W. Berg, Dated March 23, 1962 , Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, Missouri.
  27. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Norman W. Berg Obituary", March 25, 1962, page 42.

Elmer Henry Julian William Berg

M, #12, b. March 8, 1902, d. September 4, 1984
Father*Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Mother*Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
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Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
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Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Elmer Henry Julian William Berg
     Elmer Henry Julian William was born on March 8, 1902 in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.601286, -90.434366.1,2,3 He was baptized on April 20, 1902 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, by Reverend P. G. Heckel the sponsors included Katherina Theresia Berg, Julius Henry "Jule" Schoettle and Dorothea M. Schoettle performed by P. G. Heckel, Ev. Lutheran Pastor, witnesses were Julius Schoettle, Dora Schoettle and Mary Berg.4
He is included in a photo taken 1909. He is on the left side in the front in the photo. Also included in the photo: Leonard Maximilian Berg, David Carl Berg, Henry Andrew Berg, Mary Emma "Mayme" Berg, Lydia Marie Schoettle, Norman William Berg, Walter Charles Schoettle and Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha "Theresa" Berg.

Elmer was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as an eight-year-old white male born in Missouri and had attended school during the year.5 He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, circa 1915 in Weingarten, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri; the family moved there because of a lack of jobs in St. Louis, living there only a short time before returning to the St. Louis area. Father Kotty, Bennie Nagers & Mother, Yaegers, Hogenmillers, and the Yonks were close neighbors; Felix Donze owned the grocery store, the postmaster was named Hoganmiller.6
Elmer Henry Julian William Berg received his First Holy Communion on June 4, 1916 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.7 He was confirmed on June 4, 1916 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.7 He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, Missouri.8
Elmer was enumerated as the son of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was listed as an 18-year-old white male born in Missouri. He was an automobile repairman and had not attended school during the year.9
Elmer Henry Julian William was a mechanic at Wielandy-Reller in 1922.10
Elmer married Marguerite Mary Nixon, daughter of Edward George Nixon and Anna Mary Catherine "Maria" Humes, on March 13, 1922 at Courthouse, Greenville, Bond County, Illinois. in a Civil ceremony.11
He formed Berg Plastering in 1922.
Elmer and Marge lived across from Keysor School at 712 N. Geyer Road. During the Depression years, they moved out of the house so Lydia, Elmer's mother could move in with the rest of the family and rent her house on Harrison Avenue in Kirkwood for some income to support her family. They moved to the town of Lyon, Missouri in Washington County where they ran the phone exchange and a general store and furnished eggs to places in St Louis such as the Chase Hotel.
While they lived in Lyon, their daughter Gerry was sick and had part of one lung removed at a hospital in Washington, Missouri. They moved back to Kirkwood just prior to Jane's birth in 1934.
Elmer was a president of the Kirkwood Lions Club, a member of Kirkwood Park Board, and a charter member of Clayton Elks Club. Elmer lived the last year of his life at Clayton House retirement home in Chesterfield, Missouri.12
He lived with his parents, Lydia and Henry, in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Elmer Henry Julian William Berg and Marguerite Mary Nixon lived from 1926 to 1946 712 North Geyer Road, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.13,14,15,16,17,18
Elmer H. Berg Residence
712 North Geyer Avenue
Kirkwood, Missouri

Elmer is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 28-year-old married male born in Missouri, had been married since age of 20 years. Enumerated with him were: his wife Marguerite Mary, his sons Elmer Henry Clarence and George Edward, his daughter Jacqueline Norma.19
Elmer the Golfer

Marguerite and Elmer Henry Julian William Berg lived between 1935 and 1940 at 712 North Geyer in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were..20
Elmer Henry Julian William was a plastering contractor from 1938 to 1941.21,15,22,20
Elmer is a head of householdon the 1940 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Ward 2, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a married 38-year-old male born in Missouri; he had attended school throught the seventh grade. Enumerated with him were: his wife, Marguerite Mary, his sons Elmer Henry Clarence and George Edward, his daughters Jacqueline Norma, Geraldine Joan and Marguerite Marie.20 Elmer Henry Julian William Berg re-married Marguerite Mary Nixon on March 13, 1941 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, Missouri in a Ceremony performed by Father Alphonse E. Westhoff, the Best Man was Joseph Schmid, the Maid of Honor was Edna Genevieve Nixon.23 Elmer was the informant listed on the death certificate of Dorothea M. Schoettle on June 14, 1943.24,25,6
Elmer attended a party to honor Thomas and Mary Kleine's two sons, Sgt. William Kleine and Sgt Clarence Kleine, who just returned from Italy and were on 30-day furloughs held by Thomas Kleine and Mary Kleine on August 26, 1945 at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.26 Elmer Henry Julian William Berg was employed by as the owner of Elmer Berg Construction, Incorporated at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in 1946.14 Elmer was a member of the St. Louis County 49ers Dance Club circa 1950 at St. Louis County, Missouri.27 Elmer was the informant listed on the death certificate of Anna Mary Catherine "Maria" Humes on January 28, 1950.28
Marguerite and Elmer Henry Julian William Berg lived in 1953 at 922 West Essex Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them was.29 Elmer Henry Julian William Berg retired from from Berg Plastering & Construction in 1957 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..30
Elmer wrote his biography for the Kirkwood Lion's Club magazine:
My birth on March 8, 1902 marked the start of the fourth generation of Bergs in Kirkwood. On March 13th of 1922 I married Marguerite Nixon; we now have five children and fifteen grandchildren.
At the age of eleven started my first job: caddying on week-ends at the Algonquin Country Club. My second job was dishing out ice cream cones for Richard Coulter in the same building where Ackerman's Gift Shop is presently located. George Lehman had an electric shop in the rear of the same building and I also kept his stock in order and swept up in the shop. After that I went to work in an ice cream and sandwich shop for caddies and members children in the basement of the Algonquin Country Club. This in turn led to making golf clubs in the club pro shop with Willy Kidd. From the Algonquin pro shop I went to the Sunset Hills Country Club pro shop to work where I soon became a steady caddy for August A. Busch, Sr. The last part time job I had while still in school was with William G. Anth Grocery where I took and delivered grocery orders. This work was done after school; the store was then located where the Osage Tavern now is on Kirkwood Road. ($4.00 a week) 5 Days.
After finishing my schooling I was in business with my father for a while. This business was the "Berg's Express"; in addition we made horseradish and pork sausage at home.
At this point I temporarily worked out of the Kirkwood area, working first for the St. Louis Paper Box Company and then for Brown Shoe Company. But Kirkwood called me back and I shifted into what I call the mechanical phase of my career at Kraus Motor then located where the Model Department Store is now. After Kraus Motor in Kirkwood I went to Kraus Motor in Webster Groves. Then back to Kirkwood with Bieger Auto Repair which was locate where the Jefferson Tavern now is. Next I worked at Phillips dodge in Webster, then back again to Kirkwood with Kirkwood Motors, at that time in a building on the site presently occupied by Multack's new building. After that I merely crossed the street to work at Jake's Buick (Model Department Store is there now). Shepard Motor Repair, at the spot where the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce office is now, was my next employment. Following that I was with Reller Motors in Webster Groves and Montaque Nash in Webster Groves.
At this time I started working in the field that was to lead into my livelihood. Lathing in partnership with George Robertson led me to lath contracting on my own. At the same time I went into plastering with George Kuhn. Just prior to the depression I did plastering work with George Robertson, Sr. I also had over three hundred and fifty coin operated machines (peanut, dice, gum, and pin ball) located around St. Louis proper.
With the onset of the depression I bought a general store in Lyon, Missouri. Here I learned to deal with the farmers: buying their eggs, their crops in the fields, and straw piles. The eggs were put in cold storage for later sale. I also furnished a partner in Eureka with pigs, which he fattened for selling.
In 1934 I sold the store and returned to Kirkwood where I wheeled concrete for six dollars a day. On the side I did patch plastering on my own. The patch plastering sideline led to plaster contracting, which in turn led to the establishment of my own plastering business. As the business built up I branched out into home building and buying real estate.
Since about 1952 Elmer Berg Jr., has run the plastering business. In April of 1964 I gave the business to him. Now, I manage property, fish and hunt.31

In the early 1970's Elmer owned a club house on the Meramec River between Pacific and Catawissa, Missouri. His brother, Henry, owned a club house next to him.32
Clubhouse on Meramec River
Clubhouse on Meramec River

A party was held for Elmer Henry Julian William and Marguerite Mary in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary in March, 1972 at Carpenter's Hall, St. Louis, Missouri.
Elmer & Marge Berg
50th Anniversary
Elmer attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.33,6
Elmer attended an anniversary party held forEarl Francis Berg and Vivian Lucille Rudolph on September 18, 1976 at Holiday Inn, Holland, Allegan County, Michigan.34 Marguerite and Elmer Henry Julian William Berg lived in 1979 at 922 West Essex Avenue in Missouri. His wife, Marguerite, died on September 29, 1979 at age 75.27,35
Elmer Henry Julian William Berg lived in 1983 Clayton House Retirement Home, Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri.30
Elmer died on September 4, 1984 at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 82 the cause of his death was acute myocardial infarction.30,2,36
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on September 5, 1984.30,12 His obituary stated:
Berg, Elmer H. Sr., Tues., sept 4, 1984; husband of the late Marguerite M. Berg (nee Nixon), dear father of George Berg, Jackie Block, Gerry Heyer, Marge Frese and the late Elmer H. Berg Jr., dear brother of David F. Berg, Dorothea Hoemann, Mary Catherine Curdts, and the late Norman W. and Henry A. Berg, dear father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law and cousin. visitation Wed., 4-9 p.m. at Bopp chapel 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Funeral Fri., 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran church Kirkwood and Woodbine Aves. Interment St. Peters Cemetery, Kirkwood. Mr. Berg was past Pres. of Kirkwood Lions Club, past member of Kirkwood Park Board and charter member of Clayton Elks Club. Memorial preferred to Alzheimers Disease Assn., 1155 Francis Place, St. Louis, Mo. 63117
30
His obituary stated:
Elmer H. Berg Sr., 82; Kirkwood Contractor. A funeral service for Elmer H. Berg Sr., a longtime plastering and building contractor in Kirkwood, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 South Kirkwood road, Kirkwood. burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Kirkwood. Mr. Berg, died Tuesday of a heart attack at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Mr. Berg founded Berg Plastering in 1922 and was associated with the company until his retirement in 1957. He and his wife, the late Marguerite M. Berg, were active in various civic organizations. Mr. Berg was a past president of the Kirkwood Lions Club, a former member of the Kirkwood Park Board and a charter member of the Clayton Elks Club. Mr. Berg lived for the last year at the Clayton House retirement home in Chesterfield. Surviving are a son, George of Kirkwood; three daughters, Jackie Block and Gerry Heyer, both of Kirkwood and Marge Frese, of Webster Groves; a brother, David F., of Sweet Springs, Mo; and two sisters, Dorothea Hoemann, of Kirkwood, and Mary Catherine Curdts, of Columbia, Mo.
12

His funeral service was held on September 7, 1984 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri. He was buried on September 7, 1984 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 3, lot 6, grave 1.37
Elmer & Marge Berg
Jackie Berg Block
Tombstone

Elmer was mentioned in Jacqueline Norma Berg's obituary on March 19, 2004 as preceding the deceased in death.38

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriHenry Andrew Berg5
1920Bonhomme Township, MissouriHenry Andrew Berg9
1930Bonhomme Township, MissouriElmer Henry Julian William Berg19
1940Bonhomme Township, Ward 2, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriElmer Henry Julian William Berg20

Family

Marguerite Mary Nixon b. February 1, 1904, d. September 29, 1979
Children

Citations

  1. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Elmer Henry Berg.
  2. [S79] Elmer H. Berg Sr. Certificate of Death.
  3. [S236] Elmer H. Berg, Birth Certificate 1897 (March 31, 1902).
  4. [S240] Elmer Henry Berg Sr. baptismal record.
  5. [S301] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry A. Berg household.
  6. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  7. [S92] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Marguerite Marie Berg Frese.
  8. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  9. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  10. [S477] 1922 St. Louis County Directory, page 121.
  11. [S810] Research Papers, Four Generation Charts: Berg, Schoettle. Prepared by Marguerite Marie Berg Frese.
  12. [S700] Elmer Berg Sr. Obituary Article.
  13. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory.
  14. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory.
  15. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  16. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, pages 75 and 76.
  17. [S478] 1926 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  18. [S1564] 1941 St. Louis Phone Book.
  19. [S2147] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Elmer Berg household.
  20. [S7666] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Elmer Berg household.
  21. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  22. [S1348] Business Envelope Elmer H. Berg Plastering Contractor.
  23. [S1467] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book Two.
  24. [S6668] Dorothea M. Schoettle Death Certificate.
  25. [S863] Christian J. Schoettle Probate File.
  26. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Sons Honored At Gathering", August 30, 1945.
  27. [S64] Marguarite Nixon Berg Obituary, September 30, 1979.
  28. [S243] Death Certificate Anna Mary Humes Nixon.
  29. [S436] 1953 St. Louis County Directory, page 73.
  30. [S77] Elmer H. Berg Sr. Obituary, September 8, 1984.
  31. [S765] Elmer H. Berg Sr., "This is your life! Lions Club Journal."
  32. [S2581] Personal knowledge of compiler, Robert H. Berg.
  33. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  34. [S8916] The Holland Evening Sentinel Newspaper "Reception Honors Earl F. Bergs Om 50th Anniversary", September 21, 1976, page 8.
  35. [S701] Funeral Card for Marguerite M. Berg.
  36. [S695] Funeral Card for Elmer H. Berg.
  37. [S32] St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Burial Records.
  38. [S2970] Jacqueline N. Block Obituary, March 22, 2004.

Mary Katherine Berg

F, #13, b. June 15, 1917, d. March 13, 2012
Father*Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Mother*Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Mary Berg Curdts
     She was christened Mary Katherine in June, 1917 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1 Mary Katherine was born on June 15, 1917 in 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.583319, -90.406099, delivered by a midwife, Catherina Rosemann her birth certificate was not issued until much later.2 Mary Katherine Berg lived with her parents, Lydia and Henry, in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, Missouri.3
Mary was enumerated as the daughter of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a two-year-six-month-year-old-white female born in Missouri.4
She lived with her parents, Lydia and Henry, in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Mary lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, from 1928 to 1932 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; the house was built by the boys (Elmer, Dave, Henry and Norman.)5,6,7
Lydia Berg Residence
406 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, Missouri

She is included in a photo taken April, 1928. She is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg, Henry Alexander Berg and Jacqueline Norma Berg.
Dorothy, Henry, Mary and Jackie Berg

Mary lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, in 1930 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Missouri.8
Mary was enumerated as the daughter of Lydia Marie Schoettle on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a single 12-year-old female born in Missouri and attending school.8
Mary lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, in 1934 at 712 North Geyer Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.9
Mary Katherine was a clerk in 1934.9
ca 1935
She was employed by F. W. Woolworth & Co., Maplewood, Missouri as a saleswoman at Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in 1935.10
Mary lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, from 1936 to 1938 at 7429 Lyndover Place in Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.611944,-90.324167; some of the neighbors on Lyndover Place were Edward M Anderson, Alois C. Dempsey, and Ralph B. Slugert in the multi-family building.11,12 Mary Katherine Berg was employed by F. W. Woolworth & Company at Missouri, in 1936 as a saleswoman.11
ca, 1937

Mary Katherine was a saleswoman at F. W. Woolworth Company in 1938.12
Mary Katherine was a steno at J. J. Newberry Company in 1939.13
Mary lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, from 1939 to 1946 at 507 South Clay Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.14,15,16,13,17,18
Lydia Berg Residence
507 South Clay
Kirkwood, Missouri

Mary Katherine was a typist at an office detail store in 1940. Her income in 1939 was $500.00; she worked 52 weeks.. She was currently employed and had worked 40 hours in the week of March 24, 1940.18
     Mary was enumerated as the daughter of Lydia Marie Schoettle on the 1940 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Ward 3, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a single 22-year-old female born in Missouri. She had attended school through the eighth grade.18
Mary lived with her parent, Lydia, after 1940 at West Clay in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.19,20
Mary Katherine was the assistant cashier at F. W. Woolworth & Company in 1943.16
Mary attended a party to honor Thomas and Mary Kleine's two sons, Sgt. William Kleine and Sgt Clarence Kleine, who just returned from Italy and were on 30-day furloughs held by Thomas Kleine and Mary Kleine on August 26, 1945 at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.21 Mary Katherine Berg was employed by F. W. Woolworth & Company as a clerk at Missouri, in 1946.22
Mary lived with her parent, Lydia, before July, 1949 at 507 South Clay Avenue in Missouri.23 Mary Katherine Berg and George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts obtained a marriage license on July 26, 1949 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 57, page 543.24
Mary married George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts, son of George Theodore Curdts and Susan Carietta Butt, on July 27, 1949 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.25,26 Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1949 at 218 Bellvine, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.26 Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1950 at Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana.
She is included in a photo taken 1954. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts.
Mary, Rhonda and Dill Curdts

Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1955 in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi. Residing with them was.
Curdts Home in McComb Mississippi

Mary and Dil Curdts lived in August, 1957 at 925 21st Street in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi. Residing with them was.27
Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1960 at 747 North Harrison Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them was The house was known as the Rosemann cottage and was believed to have originally been a one-room log cabin about 20 feet square built around 1830 and was occupied at one time by a well known midwife, Mrs. Rosemann.28
Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1965 at 500 West Texas Avenue in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. Residing with them was. Mary attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,29
Mary Berg Curdts
Mary Berg Curdts
Mary Katherine Berg and George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts moved in November, 1997 from Columbia, Missouri to Ocala, Marion County, Florida, to be closer to Rhonda and her family.
Mary & Dill Curdts
2003
Mary and Dil Curdts
Her husband, George, died on July 5, 2008 at age 92.30
Mary died on March 13, 2012 in Florida, at age 94.31
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 17, 2012.31 Her obituary stated:
Curdts, Mary Katherine (nee Berg) age 94, of Ocala, FL passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She was born in Kirkwood, MO on June 15, 1917. She was married to George Dilworth Curdts for 58 years. Mary and her husband moved to Ocala from Columbia, MO in 1998. Her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her daughter Rhonda and son-in-law Donnie Slone, Jr. of Ocala, FL; two granddaughters Cheryl and her husband Dusty Moses, Marcia and her husband Adam Mecca; three great- granddaughters Braylen and Erin Moses, and Lily Mecca. She was preceded in death by her husband George who passed away on July 5, 2008. Services: Funeral procession Monday, March 19, 2012, 12:40 PM from Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood to St. Lucas Cemetery for 1:00 PM graveside service. Visitation Sunday 4-7 PM.
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She was buried on March 19, 2012 in St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri.31
Henry & Lydia Berg
George D. Curdts
Tombstone with Extension 2008

Family

George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts b. April 21, 1916

Citations

  1. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  2. [S430] Interview, Mary Berg Curdts, 1998.
  3. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  4. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  5. [S481] 1932 St. Louis County Directory, page 175.
  6. [S480] 1930 St. Louis County Directory, page 222.
  7. [S479] 1928 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  8. [S2155] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lydia M. Berg household.
  9. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  10. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory.
  11. [S81] 1936 St Louis County Directory.
  12. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  13. [S482] 1939 St. Louis County Directory, page 100.
  14. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory, pages 90 and 91.
  15. [S433] 1941 St. Louis County Directory, page 84.
  16. [S435] 1943 St. Louis County Directory, pages 75 and 76.
  17. [S1564] 1941 St. Louis Phone Book.
  18. [S7675] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, Lydia M. Berg household.
  19. [S3408] Interview, Mary Berg Curdts, November 18, 2004.
  20. [S7754] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), New York, Mrs. Chas Page Permi household.
  21. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Sons Honored At Gathering", August 30, 1945.
  22. [S82] 1946 St. Louis County Directory.
  23. [S42] Lydia M. Berg obituary, July 20, 1949.
  24. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  25. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  26. [S99] Curdts - Berg marriage license.
  27. [S863] Christian J. Schoettle Probate File.
  28. [S2975] Kirkwood Historical Review, volume XXIX, number 2, March & June 1990, "Historical Houses."
  29. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  30. [S6227] George D. Curdts Obituary, July 9, 2008.
  31. [S7635] Mary Curdts Obituary, March 16, 2012.

Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg

F, #14, b. December 10, 1914, d. January 19, 1994
Father*Henry Andrew Berg b. January 23, 1881, d. February 15, 1924
Mother*Lydia Marie Schoettle b. September 8, 1881, d. July 19, 1949
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Dorothea Berg Hoemann
     Dorothea Josephine Marie was born on December 10, 1914 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2,3,4 She was baptized on January 10, 1915 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.3
She is included in a photo taken circa 1920. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: David Francis George Berg and Henry Alexander Berg.
Dorothy, Dave & Henry Berg

She lived with her parents, Lydia and Henry, in 1920 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.5
Dorothea was enumerated as the daughter of Henry Andrew Berg on the 1920 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a five-year-old white female born in Missouri.6
She lived with her parents, Lydia and Henry, in January, 1924 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Missouri.
Dorothea lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, from 1928 to 1932 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; the house was built by the boys (Elmer, Dave, Henry and Norman.)7,8,9
Lydia Berg Residence
406 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, Missouri

She is included in a photo taken April, 1928. She is on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Henry Alexander Berg, Jacqueline Norma Berg and Mary Katherine Berg.
Dorothy, Henry, Mary and Jackie Berg
Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg was confirmed on April 1, 1928 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.3
Dorothea Berg
Confirmation
Dorothea Berg
Confirmation

Dorothea lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, in 1930 at 406 East Jefferson Avenue in Missouri.10
Dorothea was enumerated as the daughter of Lydia Marie Schoettle on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a single 15-year-old female born in Missouri and working as a stenographer at an electrical supply company.10
Dorothea lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, in 1934 at 712 North Geyer Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.11
Dorothea Josephine Marie was a stenographer from 1934 to 1936 at St. Louis County, Missouri.12,11
Dorothea lived with her parent, Lydia Marie, from 1936 to 1938 at 7429 Lyndover Place in Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.611944,-90.324167; some of the neighbors on Lyndover Place were Edward M Anderson, Alois C. Dempsey, and Ralph B. Slugert in the multi-family building.12,13
Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg lived in 1936 7429 Lyndover Place, Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.12 She and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann obtained a marriage license on October 22, 1937 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 40, page 196.14
Dorothea married Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann, son of Otto Frank Hoemann and Ida L. A. Nething, on October 23, 1937 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri, the groomsmen included Henry Alexander Berg.15,16
Al R. and Dorothea Berg Hoemann Wedding
Al & Dorothea ca. 1938

Dorothea Josephine Marie was a clerk in 1938 at Missouri.13
ca 1940

Dorothea attended a party to honor Thomas and Mary Kleine's two sons, Sgt. William Kleine and Sgt Clarence Kleine, who just returned from Italy and were on 30-day furloughs held by Thomas Kleine and Mary Kleine on August 26, 1945 at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.17 Dorothea was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society in 1949 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..
Dorothea and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann lived in 1949 in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Courtney..18 Dorothea and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann lived from 1950 to 1997 at 135 Peeke Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
She is included in a photo taken circa 1952. She is the female on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann and Courtney Otto Hoemann.19
Al R. Hoemann Family
Dorothea attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.20,21
She is included in a photo taken circa 1975. She is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Courtney Otto Hoemann and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann.
Al R. Hoemann Family

     A party in honor of her 50th wedding anniversary was given by the children on September 13, 1987 at Highway AJ, Washington, Franklin County, Missouri. The music in the afternoon was performed by the surviving members of the original Al Hoemann Band.22
From the history given out at her funeral:
     Dorothea was born December 10, 1914, in Kirkwood, Missouri, to Henry A. and Lydia M. (nee Schoettle) Berg. She was baptized on January 10, 1915, attended school and was confirmed April 1, 1928 at Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, MO.
She was married to Alfred Hoemann on October 23, 1937, at Concordia.
     For eleven years, Dorothea managed the Hallmark Card & Gift Shop in Kirkwood. She was ill with cancer for over three years, dying in her home early in the morning of January 19, 1994.
     Interment will be at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cemetery, Leslie, Missouri, following a service at Concordia and a service at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood.
     Dorothea wrote her autobiography before she died:I will try and write a little history concerning me. My birth took place at 135 Monroe Avenue, being delivered by a midwife Lizzie Roseman who belonged to St. Peter's Church. She often was called upon to assist medical doctors on difficult births and was distant relation.
     The day I was baptized at Concordia Lutheran Church, there was ice and snow on the ground. My Mother was afraid that my sponsor Uncle Joe Berg (my Father's brother) would drop me on the walk to church, it was so bad. My other sponsor was Hilda Lochaas who was my mother's cousin. Her sister was Ella Lochhaas Goeggle Baumbach (Walter Goeggle, her first husband died and she married William Baumbach.) Her children were Irvin Goeggle, deceased, Walter and Francis. The brothers in the family were William and Christian, bachelors and Leslie. Leslie's first wife Frances died and he married Esther Heinemann. Her father taught school at Concordia and was my teacher.
     My Father had a beautiful large grape orchard very close to the house and in the summer we played underneath in the shade. Underneath this arbor was the cistern, beyond this he had a large garden and among some of this crops, he raised a few rows of peanuts. Yes, peanuts. In later years he made very delicious pork sausage and horseradish and people came for miles to buy it. He set up a shop toward the back and to the side of the garage. When they no longer made the sausage and horseradish and decided to sell the equipment, as a little girl I didn't want them to.
     My brothers and Henry raised pigeons and sold squabs, usually having orders for them when they got big enough to eat.
     The hill from Clinton on Taylor to Monroe Avenues was often blocked off during real cold snow and ice. The City did this for the children to have a good sleigh riding hill. The city sent the Fire Department to put water on it and made it a great place for fun. My brothers were well know for making good bob sleds and they had lots of good times on the hill as well as putting the bob sled behind a car. My mother was very worried that they would get hurt.
     My brothers always went hunting and used goose grease on their boots to make them waterproof. The also wrapped their feet and legs in newspapers before putting on the boots.
     My father went walnut hunting and on returning, would spread them on the ground to await the first frost. Then they would turn brown and the brown husk would have to be removed.
     My brother Henry one time wanted some marbles and Father and mother said no. He then went to Heege's store to buy some and proceeded to charge them. When Father discovered this, he made Henry drop them one by one into the cistern. What a hard lesson to learn.
     When my Margie was dating Elmer, she would bring us children a bag of broken cookies from Loose-Wiles where she worked occasionally.
     My grandfather George J. Schoettle (buried in Collinsville, Illinois) roomed in St. Louis and when he came to visit us, he brought us fruit. We watched him from the bottom of the street and when we saw him (after he crossed Kirkwood Road) we yelled and ran to meet him. He often told mother, "Lid (Lydia being her name) I don't know if they are happy to see me or the fruit I bring. He later came to live with us and died of cancer at our house at 135 Monroe Avenue.
     I was delegated to do the grocery shopping for the family and took a wagon to haul home the purchases. Sometime, she asked David but he most of the times go out of it. One time when I was returning from shopping at dusk he talked Mary into being covered with a sheet and hiding behind a tree. At David's signal, she appeared waving her arms. The whole neighborhood heard me screaming and Mother punished both of them by sending them to bed without supper. David was always getting Mary into trouble. She was younger and would go along with his shenanigans.
     Across te street lived the Crowders. Dr Crowder was a veterinarian and Elmer said he was part Indian. His horse liniment couldn't be beat, but he die with his secret. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter Laura. She taught me how to carefully wash her silk stockings, when I was around 8 or 9. she later married a fireman from Maplewood Missouri by the name of Dotti.
My father also had a garden spot in the front and raised vegetables. It followed a creek or ditch. One time we played in the ditch as it only had water in it when it rained and we cut and pulled long switches. It turned out that the switches were poison ivy and I really got a good case with my eyes almost swollen shut. After that no more playing in the ditch.
     The Palmer family lived on the corner of Taylor and Monroe and had at least 5 children, mostly girls. They were all older that I was but Sarah (Mary's age) and a boy Lawrence. Mr. Palmer went to the Baptist church every Sunday with his Bible in his hand. The children didn't go very often at all. They were a little on the wild side and one was known as Kirkwood Kate. Their names ere Beulah, Virginia, Katherine, Sarah and Lawrence. could be I have missed mentioning one or two.
The Strawtirs lived further down Monrow. He was a fireman of long standing in Kirkwood. They had Albert, and Wilbert.
     The negro family lived across from us and Mr. Davis was a retired superintendent of Scullin Steel. Mrs. Davis played the organ every Sunday at a church in St. Louis. They had two sons, George the oldest played with Henry a lot and Mitchell who later became quite a drinker. George retired from the postal service and married a college graduate who taught school. George was well liked by many, many people and told me Henry and I sole many a watermelon. When he retired, the people he delivered mail to had a big party and their was a big writeup in the St. Louis news paper.
     Also when Dr. Crowder died, Davidsons moved into the house and he and Mr. Dennis Phelon had a coal and ice business for many years.
     Up the street toward Kirkwood Road lived a family by the name of Domrese. Norman used to go visit them, but mother always said don't ask for anything. So when he was there and saw an apple, banana or orange he would tell them" I like apples, I do" The told my mother and thought that was cute.
     The Robinaus lived across the street but toward Kirkwood Road. They had a daughter and a son Raymond. We played Lie Low Sheep outside and in the street with all the neighborhood children and Car and Edward Moeller. Their Father was the owner of City Ice & Fuel bought out later by (--?--). Monroe Avenue ran into their property which fronted Fillmore Avenue. There were also 2 girls in the family Edna and Helen. The banner thy used was "Polar Wave, we've come to stay." On rare occasions when we took a wagon to buy ice, they would let us enter the ice house and give us a few chips of ice to eat.
     My Father bought some stock in the Kirkwood Ice Cream Company. The neighborhood children would stand by the window and watch them dip ice cream making real good Eskimo pies. Rarely would they give the children a treat although we hoped they would. I have a tin tray from this company in my possession which I prize highly. The company went bankrupt.
     My Mother had a large chicken yard and raised chickens, selling both eggs and chickens. She had a small egg incubator in the basement and really took care of the eggs hoping for a large baby chick turn out. She also had "cluckers" and the old hens did the incubating of the eggs.
     Mother made apple butter and apples were peeled the day before. I searched the chicken yard for peach pits which were scrubbed and boiled and put in the copper kettle to keep the apples from sticking to bottom. The copper kettle belonged to Moellers and received apple butter in return for its use. Aunt Mayme (my father's sister was one of the stirrers and it was an all day job, but oh how we all enjoyed it during the winter months especially.
     Charles Jacobi and his sister Ida visited mother. At Christmas Miss Ida brought a small box of delicious cookies. She never would give mother the recipes but after she died Mr. Charles called on mother and asked what she would like to have to remember Ida by, my mother asked for a few recipes. He brought her complete book and I made a copy of everything in it. In later years Mr. Charles came in the afternoon and left before dark, so people wouldn't have room to talk. Mr. Charles was a lawyer, but never practiced law because of so much dishonesty. He read meters for the City of Kirkwood. His father was a judge and high up in the Masonic Order. One Christmas Miss Ida took me to a Christmas Party at the George R. Robison home at Argonne and Woodlawn, given by the Episcopal Church. There was a large Christmas scene and movables on a table much, much larger than a Ping Pong table. What an exciting evening for me. In the china closet is a green glass bud vase that my mother gave Miss Ida for her beautiful roses.
     When the Target Building was being built, the large holly tree could not remain standing, so the architect said and it was moved to (--?--). As we had a summer lacking in rain, hope it will survive to remain a joy to others in future years.
     In 1928 we moved from Monroe Avenue to 406 East Jefferson and lived there until the depression when we moved into Elmer and Marge's home at 712 North Geyer and rented our house out. Marge and Elmer bought a mercantile store at Lyon, Missouri. We never did move back there. The curve in the front yard sidewalk was made by my brothers to save a beautiful tree, which has now bee gone for some years. When Norman put the brick railing around the front porch, all of us helped. We had a cornerstone laying and in one of the piers is the paper inside a jar telling who did what. What a happy day that was.
     I graduated from Concordia Lutheran School on a Thursday and started Business School known as Speedway on North Grand Avenue and Hebert which was across the street from the old Sportsman's Park. It was a long way to go back and forth each day. Exactly 13 months later I got my first office job earning 12.00 per week. My employment started while Mother was in Oklahoma going with her cousins to visit cousins. Never told her I was working but had asked my boss if I could keep them to show her on her return. Well she hadn't been home very long t al when I handed the envelopes to her and she said I'll look at them later. This was such a let-down but later she said why didn't you tell me about this good surprise.
     It later turned out, that I was the only one working in the house during the depression. However, I later was laid off, as there was a man in the office who had a son and he got my job. I then worked as a waitress in a very nice restaurant on Kirkwood Road now part of Target, catering to personnel at the Missouri State Highway Department. We had tablecloths and fresh flowers on the tables every day. It had 5 tables and 6 stools so it was very mall. Owned by Edward Dierkes and wife.
     I later did office work for a Justice of the Peace, Judge Robeman and from there went downtown to work in the Arcade Building for E. D. La Rue's insurance claim department. Judge Robeman, Dr. Poole, a prominent dentist (mine) and several others were killed by an irate negro man who Judge Robeman had sentenced to prison. Irene Schmidt, whom I had broke into the routine was there when the horrible thing happened.
     From the insurance claim department, changed jobs to Duro Chrome Corp who manufactured tubular furniture which was shipped all over the world. At the time of my marriage, I had moved up to be the owner's, L. M. Michelson's private secretary. My cousin Christian Lochhaas was a plater there and was held in high esteem. I rode to Kirkwood occasionally with him.
     Aunt Annie worked as housekeeper at Dana's located at Argonne and Harrison Avenue (southwest corner) Bill Lane (an architect) now owns it. Aunt Annie was there when electric came to Kirkwood.
     My mother worked as housekeeper in the 200 block of East Jefferson. She go up one morning to get the fires going and to cook breakfast when she discovered the house was on fire. Everyone go out okay, but it was a total loss. Several days later William Lochhaas and Mother went to the scene to dig and look for any treasures through the rubble.
     After I sold the old homestead at Pleasant Ridge, they tore down the house, out buildings and the blacksmith shop. What a disappointment to me. Through the years, I wanted your father, my mother, Grandpa Hoemann and my brothers to give me permission to buy it and fix up the blacksmith for a dance hall but no one thought that was a good idea. Years later they changed their minds but it was too late.
     Somewhere in my belongings is a write up that a plank road went by their house. There are pictures of the old house. Many of our relatives are in the cemetery at Pleasant Ridge. Others are buried in Collinsville and Edwardsville.
     Leslie Lochhaas, my cousin, sold me in 1981, a set of dishes from Alberta Canada when he and his wife Esther went on a tour there. I also bought 23 Lenox glasses and sherbet dishes and a curio cabinet. I hope to still buy 2 sewing cabinets and a very old plat book. He gave me a plate advertising Hoege (Heege) store (located at Kirkwood Road and Madison Avenue, southeast corner). This is the store that Uncle Henry charged the marbles.23,3
Dorothea died on January 19, 1994 in an unknown place , an unknown place ., at age 79.2,4
Dorothea Josephine Marie's wake was held on January 21, 1994 at Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
Her funeral service was held on January 22, 1994 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.1,3
Her funeral service was held on January 22, 1994 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri, a second funeral service was held prior to her burial.1,3 She was buried on January 22, 1994 in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri.1,3
Al and Dorothea Berg Hoemann Tombstone

Family

Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann b. July 13, 1912, d. November 20, 1997
Child

Citations

  1. [S37] Dorothea Berg Hoemann Obituary.
  2. [S708] Funeral Card for Dorothea Josephine Berg Hoemann.
  3. [S75] Dorothea Berg Hoeman Funeral Program.
  4. [S8843] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com (database online).
  5. [S471] 1920 St. Louis County Directory, page 39.
  6. [S302] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Henry Berg household.
  7. [S481] 1932 St. Louis County Directory, page 175.
  8. [S480] 1930 St. Louis County Directory, page 222.
  9. [S479] 1928 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  10. [S2155] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Lydia M. Berg household.
  11. [S437] 1934 St. Louis County Directory, page 183.
  12. [S81] 1936 St Louis County Directory.
  13. [S80] 1938 St. Louis County Directory, page 90.
  14. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  15. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  16. [S91] Hoemann - Berg marriage license.
  17. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Sons Honored At Gathering", August 30, 1945.
  18. [S42] Lydia M. Berg obituary, July 20, 1949.
  19. [S2005] Hoemann Family Photograph, 2010, Bob & Linda Berg.
  20. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  21. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  22. [S811] Invitation to 50th Wedding Anniversary Party, September 13, 1987.
  23. [S766] Dorothea Berg Hoemann Auto Biography.
  24. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts

M, #15, b. April 21, 1916
Father*George Theodore Curdts b. November 27, 1883, d. 1943
Mother*Susan Carietta Butt b. 1891, d. March 16, 1960
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George D. Curdts
     His nickname was "Dil." George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts, son of George Theodore Curdts and Susan Carietta Butt, was born on April 21, 1916 in Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, Virginia.1
He lived with his parents, Susan and George, from 1918 to 1920 at 917 24th Avenue in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida.2,3
George was enumerated as the son of George Theodore Curdts on the 1920 U. S. Census of Precinct 23, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida. He was listed as a three-year-eight-month-old boy born in Pennsylvania, his parents were born in Virginia.3
George served from June 3, 1941 to November 15, 1945 in the U. S. Army during World War II.1 He and Mary Katherine Berg obtained a marriage license on July 26, 1949 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 57, page 543.4
George married Mary Katherine Berg, daughter of Henry Andrew Berg and Lydia Marie Schoettle, on July 27, 1949 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.5,6 Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1949 at 218 Bellvine in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.6 Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1950 in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana.
He is included in a photo taken 1954. He is on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Mary Katherine Berg.
Mary, Rhonda and Dill Curdts

Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1955 in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi. Residing with them was.
Curdts Home in McComb Mississippi

Mary and Dil Curdts lived in August, 1957 at 925 21st Street in McComb, Pike County, Mississippi. Residing with them was.7
Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1960 at 747 North Harrison Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them was The house was known as the Rosemann cottage and was believed to have originally been a one-room log cabin about 20 feet square built around 1830 and was occupied at one time by a well known midwife, Mrs. Rosemann.8
Mary and Dil Curdts lived in 1965 at 500 West Texas Avenue in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. Residing with them was. George attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,9 George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts retired from from F. W. Woolworth & Co. circa 1980 at Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. He and Mary Katherine Berg moved in November, 1997 from Columbia, Missouri to Ocala, Marion County, Florida, to be closer to Rhonda and her family.
George D. Curdts
Mary & Dill Curdts
2003
Mary and Dil Curdts

George died on July 5, 2008 in Florida, at age 92.10
His funeral service was held on July 8, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church, Ocala, Marion County, Florida.11
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on July 9, 2008.10 His obituary stated:
Curdts, George D. 92, of Ocala, FL died Saturday July 5, 2008. He was born in Suffolk, Virginia and moved to Ocala from Columbia, Missouri in 1998. Mr. Curdts was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre, where he received two Bronze Stars. He was also a member of the American Legion in Columbia, MO. Mr. Curdts was a manager for the Woolworth Company for 46 years. He loved gardening and reading. Mr. Curdts was most proud of his family especially his wife, daughter and granddaughters which he affectionately referred to as 'His Girls'. He is survived by: his wife of 58 yrs Mary Katherine Curdts of Ocala; daughter Rhonda and her husband Donnie Slone of Ocala; granddaughters Cheryl and her husband Dusty Moses of Lexington, KY and Marcia Slone of Tampa, FL; two sisters Ada Camp of Bishop, GA and Edna Rice of Jackson, TN.Services: Graveside Service Friday, July 11, 11 a.m. at St. Lucas Cemetery, Sappington, MO. Visitation Thurs. 5-8pm at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood.


George Dilworth's wake was held on July 11, 2008 at Bopp Chapel, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.10 He was buried in St. Lucas United Church of Christ Cemetery in Sappington, St. Louis County, Missouri.10
Henry & Lydia Berg
George D. Curdts
Tombstone with Extension 2008

Family

Mary Katherine Berg b. June 15, 1917, d. March 13, 2012

Citations

  1. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  2. [S4346] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online).
  3. [S2750] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George T. Curdts household.
  4. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  5. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  6. [S99] Curdts - Berg marriage license.
  7. [S863] Christian J. Schoettle Probate File.
  8. [S2975] Kirkwood Historical Review, volume XXIX, number 2, March & June 1990, "Historical Houses."
  9. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  10. [S6227] George D. Curdts Obituary, July 9, 2008.
  11. [S7328] George Dilworth Curdts Funeral Program.

Rhonda Marie Curdts

F, #16
Father*George Dilworth "Dil" Curdts b. April 21, 1916
Mother*Mary Katherine Berg b. June 15, 1917, d. March 13, 2012

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family

Citations

  1. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  2. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.

Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann

M, #17, b. July 13, 1912, d. November 20, 1997
Father*Otto Frank Hoemann b. March 21, 1881, d. 1962
Mother*Ida L. A. Nething b. July 9, 1885, d. July 14, 1912
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Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann
     Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann, son of Otto Frank Hoemann and Ida L. A. Nething, was born on July 13, 1912 in Lyon, Franklin County, Missouri.1
Al and Olga at the schoolhouse
ca. 1913

His mother died of complication from the birth, Al was baptized beside his mother's casket by Reverend Hammerdinck, who was conducting the funeral service. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, The Reverend and Mrs. John Nething, and by his mother's sister Paula. He affirmed his baptismal covenant through the rite of Confirmation at Berouf Creek Lutheran Church by the Reverend P. T. Schmidt. His only question during the examination was correctly answered by reciting John 3:16.
Al received his early childhood education at the Union Public School and, for grades 6 and 7, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. He went to live with his father during his high school years, graduating from Webster Groves High School. He was interested in music and the jewelry business. For music he pretty much taught himself. For his jewelry business he attended New York University in New York City, and for appraising skills the Chicago Lapidary.
Because of his watch-repairing ability, he was assigned to the Air Path Instrument Company located at Lambert Field in St. Louis during WWII, providing a great service for his country in designing and making instruments for flying airplanes.
Following the end of the war in 1946 he assumed the jewelry business that his late uncle, Walter C. Hoemann, had conducted in Kirkwood for 35 years. Al started and ended his business in the same store.
Al was well known throughout the Midwest for his work with clocks, particularly Grandfather Clocks, and made many "house calls." As a businessman in Kirkwood, he was known for his honesty, faithfulness and hard work. He served the community in many capacities, including as President of the Kirkwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kirkwood Optimist Club. In 1980 he was chosen as Kirkwood Citizen of the Year.
Al was always very involved with the Church. He loved traveling with his pastor grandfather, was the head usher at Christ Lutheran Church in Webster Groves for seventeen years, and was an active usher at Concordia Kirkwood which he and his family joined in the 50's, and where Al remained a member until the time of his death. He maintained a great affection for Ebenezer Lutheran Church all through his life.
His music career covered many areas, but it began in the church, particularly for picnics and outings. He and his brass group played for the Easter Sunrise Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Des Peres for many years. He directed the band program at Concordia School for four years. He could have been a "name dropper," had he chosen to, of the musicians with whom he had played.
Al was the owner of Al R. Hoemann Jewelers at 123 West Jefferson for 47 years until he closed it in the early 1990's. He continued to do clock and watch repair until his death.
In a news article in 1989, he stated that in 1927 while he was playing trumpet in the Webster Groves High School Band, John Philip Sousa came to a practice. Their music director, Hans Lemcke, had been a student of Sousa's.2,3,4
He lived with his grandparents, Emma and Johannes, from 1913 to 1918 at Parsonage Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri.5
Hoemann Family Farmhouse
He was baptized on July 17, 1913 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri, The sponsors were Ernst Nithing and Renbe Hoemann.1
Olga and Al Hoemann
ca 1914

Alfred attended grade school at Union Public School, Union, Franklin County, Missouri, circa 1919.5
He is included in a photo taken circa 1920. He is in the front in the photo. Also included in the photo: Johannes Nething and Emma Noack.6
Rev. John Nething Famiily
ca 1922
Olga and Al Hoemann
ca. 1922

He is included in a photo taken circa 1924. He is in the middle in the photo. Also included in the photo: Johannes Nething and Emma Noack.
Al Hoemann with Grandparents
ca. 1925
Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann was confirmed on May 16, 1926 at Boeuf Creek Lutheran Church, Boeuf Creek, Franklin County, Missouri.7,2
Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann
Confirmation Class

Alfred lived with his parents, Otto Frank, in 1930 at 24 South Maple Avenue in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri.8
Alfred was enumerated as the son of Otto Frank Hoemann on the 1930 U. S. Census of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as a single 17-year-old boy born in Missouri, he was attending school.8
Al in his band uniform
Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann was a trumpeter and leader of Al. R. Hoemann's Novelty Band between 1935 and 1960 at Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri. The 11 piece band traveled throughout Missouri and Illinois, performing at many outdoor events and benefit concerts.9,10 He and Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg obtained a marriage license on October 22, 1937 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 40, page 196.11
Alfred married Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg, daughter of Henry Andrew Berg and Lydia Marie Schoettle, on October 23, 1937 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the groomsmen included Henry Alexander Berg.12,13
Al R. and Dorothea Berg Hoemann Wedding
Al & Dorothea ca. 1938

Alfred attended a party to honor Thomas and Mary Kleine's two sons, Sgt. William Kleine and Sgt Clarence Kleine, who just returned from Italy and were on 30-day furloughs held by Thomas Kleine and Mary Kleine on August 26, 1945 at Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois.14
Dorothea and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann lived in 1949 in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Courtney..15 Dorothea and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann lived from 1950 to 1997 at 135 Peeke Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.
A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated April 19, 1950 reported WARRANTS AGAINST BROTHERS FOR KIRKWOOD STORE HOLDUP.
Warrants charging Robert A. and Billy Vaughn, brothers, of East St. Louis, with robbery in the holdup Monday of the Al. R. Hoemann jewelry store at 123 West Jefferson avenue, Kirkwood, were issued yesterday by Magistrate Taylor W. Strubinger.
The two, arrested five hours after the robbery by state highway patrolmen on Highway 66, near Lebanon, Mo., were returned to Kirkwood yesterday and signed statements admitting the holdup, Kirkwood Chief of Police Earl Lewis reported. Joseph W. Judd Jr. of Gainsville, Tex., arrested with the Vaughn brothers, was released after it was learned that he had been given a ride as a hitch hiker by the Vaughns.
Six person had been forced to lie on the floor in a rear room of the jewelry story (store) by the robbers, who fled with $175 and a quantity of costume jewelry/.16

He is included in a photo taken circa 1952. He is the adult male on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg and Courtney Otto Hoemann.6
Al R. Hoemann Family
Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann was employed by the Dale Carnegie Courses as an instructor at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in 1960.917

A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated May 25, 1973 reported Robbery Suspect Caught After Chase.
a 16-year-old boy finally puled his automobile to the side of th highway at Interstate 44 and Bowles Avenue after a 10-mile chase by police of up to 100 miles per hour.
The pursuit began after the boy threw a crowbar through the from window of Al R. Hoemann & Son, Jewelers, 123 West Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood. Kirkwood and St. Louis County police, acting on a tip were waiting at the scene Wednesday night.
Police said that the boy took two watches from the window, jumped into his car and sped south on Lingergh Boulevard to Interstate 44. When he stopped his car, police recovered the watches - valued at $65 each - and took the boy to the County Juvenile Detention Center.18
Alfred attended the wedding of Donnie Eugene Slone Jr., D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.S. and Rhonda Marie Curdts on August 24, 1974 at First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.19,20
He is included in a photo taken circa 1975. He is at the microphone in the photo. Also included in the photo: Courtney Otto Hoemann and Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg.
Al R. Hoemann Family

     A party in honor of his 75th birthday was given by his family on July 12, 1987 at Union, Franklin County, Missouri. The party was held at his farm on Highway AJ.21
     A party in honor of his 50th wedding anniversary was given by the children on September 13, 1987 at Highway AJ, Washington, Franklin County, Missouri. The music in the afternoon was performed by the surviving members of the original Al Hoemann Band.22 Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann retired from the jewelry store in August, 1992 at 123 West Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, turning over the operation of the jewelry store he had operated for 46 years to Laura Berg's sister Mary Jane (Maury) Gann who had worked in the store off and on for 30 years.10
A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper dated August, 1992 reported Longtime Jeweler Hoemann Planning Semi-Retirement.
On June 15, as Al Hoemann was opening his venerable jewelry store in Kirkwood, he realized he had been in business for 46 years.
"I just left off the lights and went in and sat down and thanked God that He had given me the health to be here 46 years and to keep employees all this time," said Hoemann, who was 80 two weeks ago.
Now Hoemann is contemplating retirement and is selling much of his inventory from Al R. Hoemann and Sons Jewelers.
Semi-retirement would probably be more accurate. He plans to turn over the reins of management to a sister of his sister-in-law, Mary Jane "Maury" Gann, commonly referred to within his family as a cousin. She has been associated with him in his business off and on for about 30 years.
Originally, Hoemann had planned to sell out, but when Gann stepped in to take over, he changed his mind. He said he plans to stay on as consultant.
On Wednesday, in between stopping to chat with a steady stream of customers attracted by his going-out-of-business sale, Hoemann recalled that his own father, Otto Hoemann, had kept a similar business in Webster Groves going for 45 years. "I thought that was awful long, now I've beat him by one year," Hoemann said.
As friends and customers made their way into the store at 23 West Jefferson Street, Hoemann was having a busy morning explaining to people that the sale was because he was retiring but that the business would continue,
It was a good time to reminisce, and Hoemann talked about selling wedding and engagement rings to the offspring of former customers for the same items. At least two generations have bought rings from him.
And he talked about house calls he has made mostly for hard-to-move grandfather clocks.
He showed a picture of himself, natty in a Glen-plaid suit, standing beside a grandfather clock that was more than 9 feet high.
It is the clock for which he made his longest house call, all the way to Wilmont, Ark., 496 miles away, to a cotton plantation near the Arkansas-Louisiana border. The rare clock, made by the Elliott Clock Co., was insured for $14,000 for the trip, which was more than 20 years ago.
He has traveled to the governor's mansion to take care of Gov. John Ashcroft's clock and for the past 30 years serviced several clocks for the late Gussie Busch at Grant's Farm. Once - after care of the clocks - Hoemann shared a glass of beer with the beer baron.
On Thursday, the appearance of former KMOX fixture Rex Davis reminded Hoemann of the time, back in 1980, when Davis served as master of cermonies for Hoemann's installation as the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce's "Citizen of the Year."
As the one who always engraved the plaque after hours, then gift wrapped it and refused to tell even his wife who the honored person would be, Hoemann bought a committee member's store hook, line and sinker, that they had found someone else to do the engraving work gratis.
And when Davis, called him up to receive the award, Hoemann swears he couldn't have been more surprised.
But as he slipped back into his past, Hoemann was just as eager to reminisce about past glory days of his 14-member novelty band that played mostly municipal homecomings within the are for a period that began in 1935 and ended about 1960.
Because of his experience with homecomings elsewhere, Hoemann was well qualified to serve as chairman of Kirkwood's Homecomings, which he did for four years, starting in the late '40s
\.10
10
Newspaper Article on Al's Retirement
His wife, Dorothea, died on January 19, 1994 at age 79.23,24
In 1997 Al was the subject of a newspaper article on scams and senior citizens. At the time he was getting frequent calls from people promising big prizes and winnings in exchange for a token "acquisition fee" or " handling charge." He purchased more than $3,000.00 worth of tools and other items from a company in North Hollywood, California. The purchases and "bonuses" eventually formed a wall several boxes deep from floor to ceiling at one end of his living room.25
Scams Newspaper Article

Alfred died on November 20, 1997 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 85 of advanced age and heart failure.9,3
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper (two articles) on November 22, 1997.9,3 His obituary stated:
Hoemann, Alfred. asleep in Jesus Thurs. Nov 20, 1997. Dear husband of the late Dorothea J. Hoemann (nee Berg), dear father of Kingsley E. and Huntley H. Hoemann, special friend Ann Marshall, dear father of the late Courtney O. Hoemann, brother of Olga Kormeier, dear grandfather of Huntley (Piper), Jeffrey, Daniel (Paula), Jess and Christopher Hoemann and Michael Marshall, dear great-grandfather of Nadiana and Braxton Hoemann, dear brother-in-law of Mary (Dill) Curdts, dear uncle and cousin. Funeral service Mon., Nov. 24, 9 am at Concordia Lutheran Church, then to Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Port Hudson, Leslie MO for funeral service Mon., Nov, 24 at 11:30 am. Visitation Sun., Nov. 23, 4-9 pm at Pfitzinger, a Heritage Funeral Home, 366 So. Kirkwood Rd. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Concordia Lutheran Church or American Heart Assoc. Mr. Hoemann was past President of the Kirkwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Kirkwood Optimist Club and life-time musician and jeweler
9
His obituary stated:
Alfred Hoemann - Kirkwood jeweler, band leader. Alfred R. Hoemann, a former jeweler in Kirkwood and musician for many years, died Thursday (Nov. 20, 1997) at St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood of complications from a heart ailment. He was 85 and lived in Kirkwood. Mr. Hoemann was the owner for 47 years of Al Hoemann Jewelers at 123 West Jefferson Street, Kirkwood. After he closed the business in the early 1990s, he continued to do watch and clock repair until his death. From the 1930s to the 1970s, he was a trumpeter and leader of Al Hoemann and His Novelty Band. The band traveled throughout Missouri and Illinois, performing at outdoor events and benefit concerts. In the 1960s, Mr. Hoemann was an instructor for Dale Carnegie courses for self-improvement. He was a past president of the Kirkwood Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Kirkwood Parks board. In 1980, he was chosen as Kirkwood citizen of the year. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Pfitzinger Funeral Home, 366 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood. The funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood. Another funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Highway YY, just west of Highway 185 in Leslie, Mo. Burial will be at the church's cemetery in Leslie. Among the survivors are two sons, Huntley Hoemann of Clover Bottom, Mo and Kingsley Hoemann of University City; a sister, Olga Kormeier of Normandy; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
3

His funeral service was held on November 24, 1997 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Missouri.2
     A second funeral service was held later in the day on November 24, 1997 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Missouri. He was buried on November 24, 1997 in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri.9
Al and Dorothea Berg Hoemann Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Webster Groves, St. Louis County, MissouriOtto Frank Hoemann8

Family

Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg b. December 10, 1914, d. January 19, 1994
Child

Citations

  1. [S219] Alfred R. Hoemann baptismal record.
  2. [S223] Alfred R. Hoemann Funeral Program.
  3. [S705] St. Louis Post-Dispatch Article Al R. Hoemann's Death, November 22, 1997.
  4. [S818] Al Hoemann Test of Time Article.
  5. [S2969] Washington County Historical Society, Washington, Missouri, Sesquicentennial -89 History Book, page 189.
  6. [S2005] Hoemann Family Photograph, 2010, Bob & Linda Berg.
  7. [S220] Alfred R. Hoemann confirmation record.
  8. [S2318] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Otto F. Hoeman household.
  9. [S224] Alfred R. Hoemann Obituary, November 22, 1997.
  10. [S817] Al Hoemann Retirement Article.
  11. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  12. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  13. [S91] Hoemann - Berg marriage license.
  14. [S2623] Edwardsville Intelligencer Newspaper "Sons Honored At Gathering", August 30, 1945.
  15. [S42] Lydia M. Berg obituary, July 20, 1949.
  16. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Warrants Against Brothers For Kirkwood Store Holdup", April 19, 1950, page 34.
  17. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Hoemann Jewelry Ad."
  18. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Robbery Suspect Caught After Chase", May 25, 1973, page 12.
  19. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  20. [S463] Research Papers, Berg, Blume and Schoettle Families. Prepared by Dorothea Berg Hoemann.
  21. [S76] Invitation to 75th. birthday party, June, 1987.
  22. [S811] Invitation to 50th Wedding Anniversary Party, September 13, 1987.
  23. [S708] Funeral Card for Dorothea Josephine Berg Hoemann.
  24. [S8843] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com (database online).
  25. [S2336] Phone-y Baloney.
  26. [S556] Internet Site: Find-A-Grave Web Site).

Courtney Otto Hoemann

M, #18, b. June 7, 1946, d. June 20, 1997
Father*Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann b. July 13, 1912, d. November 20, 1997
Mother*Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg b. December 10, 1914, d. January 19, 1994
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Courtney Otto Hoemann
     Courtney Otto Hoemann, son of Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann and Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg, was born on June 7, 1946 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2
He lived with his parents, Dorothea and Alfred, in 1949 in Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri.3
He is included in a photo taken circa 1952. He is the left of three boys in the photo. Also included in the photo: Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg and Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann.4
Al R. Hoemann Family
Courtney Otto Hoemann

Courtney (his first marriage) married Gretchen (?) on February 15, 1969 at Missouri.
He is included in a photo taken circa 1975. He is third from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann and Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg.
Al R. Hoemann Family
Courtney Otto Hoemann and Barbara Ann Nelson Wagner obtained a marriage license on September 23, 1977 at Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 164, page 194, number 6860.5
Courtney (his second marriage) married Barbara Ann Nelson Wagner on October 1, 1977 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..
Courtney (his third marriage) married Lorraine Frances Hossellkus on March 18, 1984 at St. Louis, Missouri; Jewel Box in Forest Park.
Courtney Otto Hoemann lived Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois.
Courtney died on June 20, 1997 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, at age 51 Heart disease.2,1
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on June 21, 1997.1,6 His obituary stated:
Hoemann, Courtney O., 51, of Belleville, IL born June 7 1946, in St. Louis, MO, died Fri., June 20, 1997 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, IL. Mr. Hoemann was a jeweler and musician and was carrying on a 51-year family tradition as a clockmaker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorthea Hoemann (nee Berg); surviving are his father, Al R. Hoemann of Kirkwood, MO; two brothers, Huntley Hoemann (Ann Marshall) of Washington, MO and Kingsley Hoemann of University City, MO; nephews, Huntley II, Jeffrey, Daniel, Jesse and Christopher Hoemann and Michael Marshal; special friends Ray and Cindy Jordan and family. Mr. Hoemann was the nephew of Mary and Dill Curdts of Columbia, MO. Memorial services will be Thurs., June 26, 1997 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 9100 Hwy YY, Leslie MO/Port Hudson. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. Arrangements by Valhall Funeral Home, 1406 So. 59th St., Belleville, IL.
1,6

Courtney Otto Hoemann was cremated on June 21, 1997 at Valhall Funeral Home, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois.2,1
His funeral service was held on June 26, 1997 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri.2,6 He was buried on June 26, 1997 in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in Port Hudson, Franklin County, Missouri, cremated.2,6

Family 1

Gretchen (?)

Citations

  1. [S227] Courtney Otto Hoemann Obituary, June, 1997.
  2. [S29] Funeral Card for unknown deceased.
  3. [S42] Lydia M. Berg obituary, July 20, 1949.
  4. [S2005] Hoemann Family Photograph, 2010, Bob & Linda Berg.
  5. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  6. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Courtney O. Hoemann Obituary", June 22, 1987, page 50.

Kingsley Elmer Hoemann

M, #19
Father*Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann b. July 13, 1912, d. November 20, 1997
Mother*Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg b. December 10, 1914, d. January 19, 1994

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family

Huntley Henry Hoemann

M, #20
Father*Alfred Reinhardt Ernst Hoemann b. July 13, 1912, d. November 20, 1997
Mother*Dorothea Josephine Marie Berg b. December 10, 1914, d. January 19, 1994

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     Huntley Henry Hoemann and Diana Gail Birdsall obtained a marriage license on August 9, 1969 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 110, page 170, number 4271.1
Huntley married Diana Gail Birdsall, daughter of Jesse Harding Birdsall and Mildred Irene Berry, on August 16, 1969 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.2 Huntley Henry Hoemann and Diana Gail Birdsall were divorced in 1992 at Missouri.2 Huntley Henry Hoemann joined in a domestic partnership with Ann Marshall circa 1996 at Clover Bottoms, Franklin County, Missouri.3

Family 2

Ann Marshall

Citations

  1. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  2. [S2121] Huntley Hoemann, Family Group Sheet for Hoemann Family.
  3. [S224] Alfred R. Hoemann Obituary, November 22, 1997.

Nicolaus Schamberger1

M, #21, b. April 10, 1771, d. September 1, 1841
Father*Johann Nicholaus Schamberger2 b. circa 1745
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Baptismal Font at Matthäuskirche, Uttenreuth
Carved By Nicholas Schamberger ca 1824
     From research by Dorothy Trinkle in Europe, his arms were a poly of twelve gues (red) with one rope sable (Black.)3 Nicolaus Schamberger was also known as Nikolaus.4,5 Nicolaus Schamberger was also known as Gotlieb Andreas (Deutschmann Family History.)6 Nicolaus Schamberger, son of Johann Nicholaus Schamberger, was born on April 10, 1771 in Lichtenfels, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany, north of Bamberg.1,7,8
Nicolaus (his first marriage) married Catharina (?) (her first marriage) circa 1795.1 Elisabeth Catharina was a child of this marriage.
Schamberger Family Crest
Probably the type given to full citizens in Germany
His wife, Catharina, died between 1806 and 1808.1
Nicolaus (his second marriage) married Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein, daughter of Johannes Philipp Nägelein and Anna Elizabeth (?), on April 17, 1809 at Erlangen, Stadtkreis Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany; at the time of his marriage to Elisabeth he was identified as a sculpter and gilder and a widower.1 The children of this marriage were Johann Franz Wilhelm, Friederika Eleonora Augusta and Andreas.
Nicolaus and Theresa lived in Erlangen, a small city located in what was then the Bavarian Empire, situated along the Ludwig Canal.
He was born in Lichtenfels, the son of a carpenter or cabinet maker.
He was a landowner, professor and sculptor. The Deutschmann family in the mid-1950's had a wood crucifix that he carved. He was a apparently a man of some means and a Roman Catholic.
Many generations of Schambergers lived in the Erlangen and Bamberg area, going back to the 1300s.6,7,9 Nicolaus Schamberger was a well known University sculptor and gilder from 1824 to 1841 at Bavaria. He woked in wood, alabaster and marble, making gravestones, gables on the old hospital (destroyed before 1935) and woodcarvings of the resurrection in churches in Erlangen. He sculpted the base of the baptismal font in Uttenreuth (1824), the procession crucifix (1825) and three altar crucifixes in the church at Dormitz and a stone crucifix in the graveyard at the same location. At one time a wood crucifix was in the possession of his descendants in Munich. Dormitz is about 9 kilometers east of Erlangen and Uttenreuth is about 7 kilometers east of Erlangen.7,10,11,12,13
Map Showing Erlangen, Dormitz and Uttenreith
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Between the University and Church
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University at Erlangen

Nicolaus died on September 1, 1841 in Bavaria, at age 70.1,11 His wife, Elisabeth, died circa 1862.15
Some quotes from books on German artisan:
"Schamberger, Nicholaus, sculptor of Erlangen, made himself well-known through different works. These exist in grave monuments, in little statues in alabaster and marble in pretty works as stated above. Schamberger was a University sculptor and died 1841 in his 71 year."
From: Nagler, Georg Kaspar: Neues allgemeines Künstlerlexikon. Bd. 15. 1845.

"Schamberger, Nikolaus (Joh. N.), University sculpter and gilder in Erlangen.
Created statues in Alabaster and marble, gravestones; gables of the old hospital (destroyed); wood figure of resurrection in the old and new city churches. Taufstein (base of baptismal font) stone sculpture in Uttenreuth (about 1824); procession crucifix (1825) and 3 altar crucifixs in the church at Dormitz; stone crucifix in graveyard at the same place. Wood crucifix in possession of his descendents in Munich."
From: Thieme/Becker (Hrsg.): Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstler. Bd. 29. 1935 (346) (Dormitz is about 10 miles east of Erlangen)

"Schamberger, Nikolaus, University sculpter and gilder in Erlangen, born 1771, cabinet maker's son, died 1.9.1841 in Erlangen. Made statues in alabaster and marble, gravestones, gables on old hospital (destroyed); 1839 wooden figure of the resurrection in the old city and new city church in the same place. Baptism stone statue in Ultenreuth about 1824. Wood crucifix in the property of his descendents in Munich."
From: Sitzmann, Karl: Künstler und Kunsthandwerker in Ostfranken. 1957 (554) (Artists and craftsmen in eastern Franconia, 1957.)4,11,7,10,13,12,5
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Church Brochure
Church Brochure

In May, 2004, Bob and Linda Berg visited the Erlangen area of Bavaria, one of the highlights was finding the baptimal font carved by Nicholaus in the Matthäuskirche in Uttenreuth. The font is in excellent condition and was shown in a pamphlet in the church vestibule. The address of the church is Evang.-Luth Kirchengemeinde Uttenreuth, Esperstrasse 25, 91080 Uttenreuth. The small town is a suburb of Erlangen and the church is on a hill above the town.16
We found a brochure in the vestubule of the Church at Uttenreuth which described the Baptismal Font and its carver.14
Matthäuskirche Uttenrieth
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Matthäuskirche Uttenrieth
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Matthäuskirche Uttenrieth

We also visited the Catholic church at Dormitz where Nicolaus carved a crucifix in the grave yard and a processional crucifix. There was nothing in the church to identify which items he had carved but there was only one crucifix in the graveyard and one processional crucifix that could be about the right age. Dormitz is a small village about 2 or 3 miles from Uttenreuth.1614
Church and Cemetery at Dormiitz
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Cemetery at Dormiitz
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Processional Cross from church at Dormitz
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Church Alter

Research Note

     Research Note: In an article in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstlea a book about German artisans his name was shown as " Nicholaus (Joh. N.)". This priobably would be "Johann Nicholaus" and be his father's name.
Nicholaus' first son was named Johann. Germans traditionally named the first son after the grandfather.

Family 1

Catharina (?) d. between 1806 and 1808
Child

Family 2

Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein b. June 29, 1775, d. circa 1862
Children

Citations

  1. [S1732] Dr. Josef Urban Leiter des Archivs, "Research Report Archiv Des Erzbistums Bamberg (Family of Andreas Schamberger)."
  2. [S1486] Assumption.
  3. [S541] Schamberger Coat of Arms.
  4. [S445] Eugen Stollreither, Nekrologe 1935-1940.
  5. [S5479] Internet Site: World Biographical Index 7 - K.G. Saur Publishing).
  6. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  7. [S1734] Karl Sitzmann, Künstler und Kunsthandwerker in Ostfranken.
  8. [S1739] Landkreuz and City Map Lichtenfels, Germany, December 22, 2000.
  9. [S1740] City Map Erlangen, Germany, December 22, 2000.
  10. [S1735] Georg Kaspar Nagler, Neues allgemeines Künstlerkexikon.
  11. [S1733] Thieme and Becker, Allegemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.
  12. [S1737] City Map Uttenreuth, Germany, December 22, 2000.
  13. [S1738] City Map Dormitz, Germany, December 22, 2000.
  14. [S4623] Photo taken by Robert H. Berg.
  15. [S9061] Hesse, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1661-1957, Ancestry.com (database online), 2016.
  16. [S2581] Personal knowledge of compiler, Robert H. Berg.

Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein1

F, #22, b. June 29, 1775, d. circa 1862
Father*Johannes Philipp Nägelein2
Mother*Anna Elizabeth (?)2
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein was also known as Theresa Voglin. Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein, daughter of Johannes Philipp Nägelein and Anna Elizabeth (?), was born on June 29, 1775 in Erlangen, Stadtkreis Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany.2 She was baptized on July 2, 1775 at Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirsch, Gangloff, Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.2
     Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein married Nicolaus Schamberger, son of Johann Nicholaus Schamberger, on April 17, 1809 at Bavaria; at the time of his marriage to Elisabeth he was identified as a sculpter and gilder and a widower.1 The children of this marriage were Johann Franz Wilhelm, Friederika Eleonora Augusta and Andreas.
Elisabeth died circa 1862 in Germany.2 She was buried on July 23, 1862 in Mörfeldon in Groß-Gerau, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.2

Family

Nicolaus Schamberger b. April 10, 1771, d. September 1, 1841
Children

Citations

  1. [S1732] Dr. Josef Urban Leiter des Archivs, "Research Report Archiv Des Erzbistums Bamberg (Family of Andreas Schamberger)."
  2. [S9061] Hesse, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1661-1957, Ancestry.com (database online), 2016.

Andreas Schamberger

M, #23, b. March 7, 1819, d. May 27, 1872
Father*Nicolaus Schamberger b. April 10, 1771, d. September 1, 1841
Mother*Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein b. June 29, 1775, d. circa 1862
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Franz Berg
Francis C. Berg
Franz Schamberger
     Andreas Schamberger was also known as Francis C. Berg. Andreas Schamberger was also known as Franz Berg.
While living In Bavaria, he was a schoolteacher and organist. Andreas served as Mayor of Heidensfeld near Würzburg and studied law in Würzburg. He was a Lawyer Member of the Municipal Council of the City of Nurnberg from 1845 to 1848. He worked in the law firm of Dr. Karl Hartmann until he moved to Heidensfeld in 1849. Around the time of his wife's death, Andreas served as the mayor of Heidensfeld.1,2,3 Andreas Schamberger, son of Nicolaus Schamberger and Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein, was born on March 7, 1819 in Erlangen, Stadtkreis Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany.2,4,5 He was christened Andreas on March 10, 1819 at Katholisch Kirchenplatz 12, Erlangen, Stadtkreis Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany, when we visited the Church in May, 2004 it had been totally remodeled inside but the outside was pretty much original and had a lot of graffiti. There was a large park-like area in what was probably originally the front of the church with a group of homeless men on benches on one side. An old baptismal font was in alcove inside the church but it was dated 1831, after his baptism.6,2,78
Sacred Heart Church
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Sacred Heart Church
He attended the local Gymnasium where he was an upper grade student at Würzburg, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.9
Andreas was a sponsor for Heinrich Nicolaus Andreas Schamberger's baptism in 1837 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Würzburg, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.9
ca 1840

He registered for military service in 1845 (vide Conscriptionsakten der Alterskalsse 1845.)10
Nuremberg in 1858

Andreas (his first marriage) married Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph (her first marriage), daughter of Doktor Franz Valentin Rudolph and Apollonia Ringelmann, on September 12, 1847 at Stein bei Nürnburg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.2,6,1,10 The children of this marriage were Franz Karl Joseph Walter and Maria Theresa Antonia.
Emigrants from the German principalities prior to 1848 were primarily peasants, rudimentary educated, more interest in farming than in pursuing intellectual activities.
In 1848, the discontent of the German middle and artisan classes resulted in a revolt in several principalities. While the revolt was quickly crushed in Prussia, it took much longer to suppress in the weaker states of southwestern Germany, including Bavaria. The principal activists in the revolution, usually persons of education and prominence, fled immediately after the overthrow of the revolutionary government. In 1849 the population of Germany was about 46 million. From 1849-1854 an estimated 1.1 million emigrated. Probably many more emigrated illegally. It was only after the political upheavals of 1848 in Germany that many intellectuals came to America. In the decade following 1850 a great flowering of German culture took place in America. Many local and regional German-language newspapers were founded and German-language schools abounded. Nearly all the new German-Americans were abolitionists opposed to slavery.11
In December, 1849 he succeeded Johann Joseph Rossbach as the Mayor of Heidingsfeld. Rossbach had become a memeber of the Bavarian Parliament.3 His wife, Maria, died on April 29, 1852 at age 22; at 8:00 a. m. of Typhoid fever.6,12
Andreas Schamberger immigrated circa 1853 to New York, New York County, New York, traveling by ship from Germany.2
Little is known of his departure from Germany in the early 1850's. It was connected with the failed German revolution of 1848. He was forced to leave Würzburg suddenly for political reasons, leaving so quickly that he didn't have time to take his children with him, leaving them in the care of one of his relatives, promising to send for them later.
According to family tradition he came to America disguised as a woman, stopping first in the eastern United States before finally settling in St. Louis. Like many other German immigrants, Andreas Schamberger shortened his last name to 'Berg' when he came to America, but he also changed his first name to 'Franz' and later to 'Francis Charles.' A possible source of this name was Professor Franz Berg of the college in Würsberg. Unlike many immigrants, though, Franz was not poor. He brought some fine linen tablecloths from Germany and some other signs of wealth that his neighbors could recognize. Shortly after he came to this country, Franz moved to the area that was to become Kirkwood. When he was settled in St. Louis County, he sent for his children, Francis and Theresa.2,13
Franz was the first organist at St. Peter's Catholic Church although he did not go to the church and didn't keep up his religion. St. Peter's Catholic Church is the oldest church in the area, starting with a rock church in about 1833. That church was enlarged in 1850 and in 1863 a parish school was established.14,2
St. Peters Church
Kirkwood, Missouri

His children, Francis and Theresa arrived in New York from Germany on May 2, 1859 on the steamship Bremen from Bremen and Southampton.15
Franz lived in 1860 at Central Township in St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with him were, his children Francis and Maria; the family was residing with a man named John J. Gilbreth on a farm.16 Andreas Schamberger was naturalized on March 31, 1860 at the Law Commissioner in St. Louis, Missouri. His native country was shown as Bavaria.17
Franz is a head of household, under the name of "Francis Berg", on the 1860 U. S. Census for Central Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a 55-year-old white male born in Germany and employed as a school teacher. Enumerated with him were:, his son Francis Charles, his daughter Maria Theresa Antonia.16 At the time of his registration for the Civil War Draft in 1862, Andreas resided at Manchester Road in St. Louis County, Missouri.18
Francis (his second marriage) married Catherina Rosemann (her second marriage), daughter of Herman Henry Rosemann and Anna Gertrude Vogelsang, on May 3, 1862 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the marriage ceremony was performed by Doctor Hugo Krebs, the best man was David John Rosemann, the maid of honor was Mary Ann Rosemann.19,20 The children of this marriage were Anna Antonia, Otto, Maximilian Francis and Frederick Herman. As the result of this marriage he became the stepfather of John Bernard Berg.
Andreas served in the summer of 1862 in the Enrolled Missouri Militia. In the summer of 1862, the danger from guerrillas and Bushwhackers had become serious. Governor Hamilton Gamble gave General John Schofield permission to organize a force to protect the state. This force was needed because the already functioning Missouri State Militia was too small in number and too busy to protect all areas of the state. General Schofield issued Order No. 19, declaring that every man in Missouri report for enrollment in the militia. Members of the new militia, known as the Enrolled Missouri Militia (EMM), were meant to stay at home and only come into service when needed in their home areas. The EMM had no uniforms. They were encouraged to provide their own clothing. They also were not given arms. One example is the 80th EMM led by Capt. William J. Buxton. He claimed that only 23 of his men had arms, and they varied from squirrel rifles to shotguns. He was left with 32 men who were unarmed. The EMM soldiers even encountered shortages in food and supplies. In response, the government encouraged EMM soldiers to take things from disloyal individuals. This practice became problematic, as innocent people were often abused. Because participation in the EMM was forced, sometimes people loyal to the Confederacy were made to serve. George Richardson Cruzan described being forced into the EMM, saying, “I and Uncle York were plowing corn and 3 armed men were waiting at the end of the row and said we have to come for you George with orders to put you in the militia. You must go with us to Grand Burnsides.… I said my sympathies are with the South and I won’t serve as a Leut. and hope to be released from service.”.18 Andreas registered for the draft for the U.S. civil war in August, 1862 he was listed as a 44-year-old teacher born in Germany and had prior military service in the EMM.18
After he married Catherine Rosemann, he bought 15 acres of farmland on Manchester Road on the property of what is now Chastain's Retirement Home near Lockett Road. He frequently bought land and sold it in small packages.
Andreas purchased land on Washington Avenue at an unknown place , an unknown place ., on December 8, 1862 from George H. and Ellen P. Gill for $400.00.21 (For further information see Land Transactions.)

Circa 1863Andreas adopted John Bernard Berg, whose natural parents were John Henry Gausepohl and Catherina Rosemann.2
Around 1863 Franz built a house at 309 West Washington Avenue in Kirkwood. After his death Henry Robins, who had written a German song book with him, purchased the house. In 1885, Doctor James Walker Evans bought the house. Dr. Evans was a family physician that became so upset each time one of his patients died that he finally gave up medicine to sell insurance. One of the Evans' daughters married Howard Crosby and they raised their family in this house. They had stucco put on the outside in 1924. The house was demolished in 2000. Apparently Franz was building a new house on the property that Chastain retirement home is now located on at the time of his death.2223
House on West Washington
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Franz and Children on Porch
309 West Washington
Kirkwood, Missouri
Washington Avenue, Kirkwood
Berg House was on property labeled Robyn

(For further information see The Berg House.)
Andreas Schamberger was named a beneficiary in the will of Herman Henry Rosemann on January 31, 1863.24
Andreas Schamberger appeared on the U.S. IRS Tax Assessment List for 1864 of Division 12, District 1, Missouri. The tax covered income in excess of $600.00. The taxable items were valued at $35.00. The tax amount was $1.75 based on a tax rate of 5%.25
He is included in a photo taken 1864. He is seated in a chair, second from the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Maria Theresa Antonia Berg, Catherina Rosemann, John Bernard Berg, Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger and Anna Antonia Berg.26
Franz Berg and Family

Andreas purchased land on Adams Avenue that would later become the site of the Negro school at an unknown place , an unknown place ., on December 1, 1864 from Charles L. and Mary E. Russell for $625.00.27 (For further information see Land Transactions.)

Andreas borrowed $150.00 from Frederic Clamors on December 20, 1864. The terms were Payable twelve months after date with interest at six per cent per annum.28

Note to Frederick Clamors

After the Civil War, he was back at the same three occupations he had performed in Germany: schoolteacher, organist, and political candidate.2
Andreas Schamberger appeared on the U.S. IRS Tax Assessment List for 1865 of Division 12, District 1, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. The tax covered income in excess of $600.00. The taxable items were valued at $472.00. The tax amount was $23.60 based on a tax rate of 5%.29
The Missouri General Assembly granted the first charter incorporating the Town of Kirkwood on February 20, 1865 and on April 15, Franz was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Town of Kirkwood, the other trustees were Richard S. Elliott, Albert G. Edwards and William T. Essex. He served in this capacity from 1865 through 1870. He was the first city clerk and served ex-officio from April 22, 1865 until he resigned on August 21, 1871.30,31 (For further information see Minutes of the Kirkwood Board of Trustees.)

The Kirkwood School District was established as a special school district on February 17, 1865. Although involved with some affairs of the school district, Franz was not a member of the board, running once unsuccessfully. In 1869 he sold a lot in block number 18 of the City of Kirkwood (bounded by Adams, Jackson now Geyer, Jefferson, and Van Buren) to the Kirkwood School Board for use as a Negro school.32
In August 1865, he was appointed Assistant Superintendent of the St. Louis Public School in charge of the German Department. Francis continued in this funtion until the end of the 1869-1870 School year. Report of the Assistant Superintendent for the German Department In the annual Reports to St. Louis Public School Board prepared by the Superintendent, Francis Berg as Assistant Superintendent for the German Department had a section for a summary of his German education operations.
At that time about half of the students enrolled in the public schools were Germans and part of his responsibility was to designed a program that would give the German students an opportunity to "receive instruction in reading and writing the German language, so that their parents would not be compelled to withdraw them from the public schools, and send them to private schools to learn German." He probably took a train from Kirkwood to St. Louis and then transferred to a horse-drawn streetcar. At that time most of the suburban communities such as Florissant, Manchester, Fenton and Bridgeton were very remote however it was only a 40 minute, 40 cent train ride from Kirkwood to downtown St. Louis. Street cars first made their appearance on the streets of St. Louis on July 4, 1859. It was on this date that Erastus Wells (President of the Missouri Railway Company) took a trial run with his horse drawn street car down Olive Street (running between Fourth and Tenth Streets). This car loaded with company representatives as well as city officials drew a large cheering crowd, but rocks along the tracks derailed the car on its maiden run. Company engineers devised a way to eliminate this problem and soon the street car business overtook the omnibus (which was a large stage couch) method of local travel. The main advantages of using a horse drawn street car on rails versus the horse drawn omnibus was the increased passenger capacity and a much smoother ride. (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/streetcar.htm)
He was in charge of the students in seven St. Louis Public Schools: Shepard, Charless, Lafayette, Madison, Clark, Carr and Clay. He taught the classes at the largest of the schools, Lafayette.33
Horse Drawn Ombibus

(For further information see Reports to St. Louis School Board.)

During the Civil War and shortly after, people in public office or service were required to file oaths of loyalty with the court.
Franz signed the oath on September 2, 1865, March 19 1866, September 7, 1868, March 25, 1869, September 10, 1869 and November 3, 1870.
The oath stated:
I, Francis Berg, do solemnly swear, that I am well acquainted witi the terms of the third section of the second article of the Constitution of the State of Missouri, adopted in the year eighteen hundred and sixty five, and have carefully considered the same; that I have never, directly or indirectly, done any of the acts in said section specified; that I have always been truly and loyally on the side of the United States against all enemies thereof, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States, and will support the Constitution and Laws thereof, as the supreme law of the land, any law or ordinance of any State to the contrary notwithstanding; that I will, to best of my ability, protect and defend the Union of the United States, and not allow the same to be broken up and dissolved, or the Government thereof to be destroyed or overthrown, under any circumstances, if in my power to prevent it; that I will support the Constitution of the State of Missouri; and that I make this oath without any mental reservation or evasion, and hold it to be binding on me.34

Loyalty Oath for 1865

(For further information see Missouri Constitution 1865.)

Andreas Schamberger identified as a Justice of the Peace for Bonhomme Township in Edwards' St. Louis City Directory in 1866 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.35 On February 17, 1866, he received $.50 for notarizing papers in the estate of Andreas Greb; a bill for $.50 from Francis Berg for notarizing papers.36
While he was not a member of the Kirkwood School Board, Franz did have some dealings with them. He also was a candidate at least once for election to the School Board. He took the annual census for the school board a few times and sold the property on Adams Avenue to the School Board for use as a negro school.32
(For further information see Kirkwood School Board Minutes.)

Andreas Schamberger identified in Edwards' St. Louis City Directory as Assistant Superitendent of the German Department of St. Louis Public Schools and living in Kirkwood, Missouri in 1867 at St. Louis, Missouri.37 He was a member of St. Johannes Lodge, Merdian Number 2 of the Freemasons (he had attained the third degree) in April, 1867 at Missouri.38 This apparently is a part of the Germany branch of freemasonry. The Grand Landlodge of the Freemasons of Germany is divided into three branches:
St. John's Lodge (i.e. Blue Lodge, or Craft Lodge) working the regular three masonic degrees,
St. Andrew's Lodge working the IVth to VIth degree
The Chapter working the VIIth to Xth degree
The three degrees of Craft or Blue Lodge Freemasonry are those of:
1. Entered Apprentice – the degree of an Initiate, which makes one a Freemason.
2. Fellow Craft – an intermediate degree, involved with learning.
3. Master Mason – the "third degree", a necessity for participation in most aspects of Masonry.39




Andreas purchased 78 12/100 acres on Manchester Road at St. Louis County, Missouri, on June 27, 1867 from James B. Whiteside acting for his wife, Mary Y. Whiteside for $5,470.00.40
Franz Berg's House in Des Peres
Photo After His Death When Owned by Dr. Dionisius

Franz Berg's House in Des Peres
New Photo Just Prior to Demolition

Map Showing Franz Berg Property in Des Peres
(For further information see Land Transactions.)

Andreas sold land on Washington Avenue at Missouri, on July 1, 1867 to David John Rosemann for $475.00.41 (For further information see Land Transactions.)

Andreas borrowed $250.00 from Henry Obenhaus on October 7, 1867. The terms were payable twelve months after date at the rate of 6 per cent interest from the date.28

Promissary Note To
Henry Obenhaus

He left a will signed October 30, 1868 in which Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege was the executor beneficiaries were Mrs. Maria Theresa Antonia Rosemann, Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger, Catherina Rosemann, Anna Antonia Berg, Frederick Herman Berg, Otto Berg, Elisabeth Catharina Schamberger, Johann Franz Wilhelm Schamberger and Friederika Eleonora Augusta Schamberger, others mentioned were David John Rosemann, the witnesses were William D. Butler and William D. Harris. recorded June 17, 1872.42,28,43 His will stated "I, Francis Berg of the County of St. Louis in the state of Missouri do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament.
1. I give and bequeath to my daughter Theresa married to David Rosemann in satisfaction for all her claims on this inheritance as daughter and heir and otherwise the sum of five hundred Dollars ($500.00) to be paid to her for her sole and own use six months after my death.
2. I give and bequeath to my son Francis Ch Berg also in satisfaction for all his claims on my estate as heir and otherwise the sum of five hundred Dollars ($500.00) payable six months after my death and the further sum of five hundred Dollars payable ten years after my death without interest.
3. The residue of my estate real and personal I give bequest and devise.t to Theodore Heege of Kirkwood in trust for the following purposes and with the power to sell and dispose of so much of it as will be necessary to pay the above mentioned legacies and all debts which I may justly owe at the time of my death. The residue and remainder shall be administrated by him to give a yearly revenue out of he shall pay al the expenses necessary for the support of my widow Katharina Berg and my children: Antonie Frederick and Otto Berg and all those born after this date who can claim me as their legitimate father as many of these my heirs and deceased and as may be alive during said administration. This administration shall cease and be ended and the estate so given bequeathed and demised shall be given and surrendered to the above named heirs viz, my wife and my surviving legitimate children from said wife after the lapse of ten years from my death, and the property and estate, real and personal so transferred to the last named persons, my heirs shall be divided among them in accordance with the laws of this state as if there was no last will and testament. And in case my said administrator, Theodore Heege, should die refuse to act or be legally disqualified, should leave this State paramountly or fail to perform his duties then all his rights and privileges and duties shall be transferred to an administrator appointed by the Probate Court of St. Louis County after giving my wife opportunity to name and propose one or more suitable persons for this office, who shall have and exercise the same functions as the administrator appointed by this act and be his successors in this trust. My children shall receive such an education as shall best be suited to their capacities inclinations and position and shall be imbued with the principles if Christianity, as the same are taught by Protestant denominations till the have arrived at the age of fifteen years each when they may choose for themselves. My administrator may receive such wages and remuneration of his services as the Court may allow and in general be governed by the laws concerning administrators and guardians.
4. To my relatives in Germany the descendants of Elizabetha Rudel formerly in Erlangen, Johhan Wilhelm Schamberger late of Bamberg and Eleonra Schamberger I give and bequeath five hundred Dollars to be divided among them by families in equal parts, this legacy to be paid from my personal property left one year after my death.
5 My dead body shall be buried without great expenses at my family burial place if there should be one which belongs to my estate otherwise at such a place where my widow may direct In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October AD eighteen hundred and sixty eight
Francis Berg."43
Andreas Schamberger identified in Edwards' Eleventh Annual St. Louis City Directory as Assistant Superintendent of the German Department of St. Louis Public Schools and living in Kirkwood, Missouri on January 1, 1869 at Missouri.44
ca 1870

Andreas is a head of household, under the name of "Francis Berg", on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a 57-year-old white male born in Bavaria and was a teacher who owned real estate valued at $11,000.00 and personal property of $1,500.00. Enumerated with him were:, his sons Otto and Frederick Herman, his daughter Anna Antonia, his adopted son John Bernard Berg, his mother-in-law Mrs. Anna Gertrude Rosemann.45
Andreas was enumerated on the Agriculture Schedule of the June 28, 1870 U.S. Census for Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. He owned 26 acres of improved land and 60 acres of wood-land valued at $15,000.00 and farm implements valued at $200.00. He owned 2 milch cows and had produced 300 gallons of wine. This would have been the property on Manchester Road.46
Andreas wrote a codicil to his will on October 5, 1870.28 In the codecil he reversed the bequests mentioned in his will to his relatives in Germany.28
Andreas borrowed $40.00 from David John Rosemann on November 1, 1870. The terms were payable one year after date at the rate of interest at 8 % per annum.28

David Rosemann
Promissary Note
ca 1870

He wrote three German textbooks copies of which are in the rare book section of St Louis City Library:
Fibel: oder, Erster Schreib-Lese-Unterricht for Deutsch-Amerikanische Schulen (1872)
Fibel: oder, Erster Schreib-Lese-Unterricht for Deutsch-Amerikanische Schulen (1869)
A key to H. Werz's 1st and 2nd Schreiblese-Fibel (c.1868)
He also wrote a German songbook with Henry Robyn: Der junge Saenger, enthaltend eine systematisch geondinete Sammlung der schönsten deutschen und englischen Linder, nebst einer Anleitung zum Singen für deutsch-amerikanische Schulen.4723
"Fibel" by Franz Berg
(For further information see Fibel photo copy.)
(For further information see Key to Werz's Text.)

Andreas borrowed $100.00 from on April 18, 1871. The terms were payable one year after date with interest from date at the rate of eight per cent per annum.28

Promissary Note
John Knierim

Andreas borrowed $150.00 from David John Rosemann on June 10, 1871. The terms were payable one year after date with interest from the date at the rate of eight percent per annum.28

David Rosemann
Promissary Note

Andreas purchased 117 75/100 acres on Manchester Road at Missouri on September 16, 1871 from James Taussig for $6,750.00.28
Andreas borrowed $2250.00 from James Taussig on September 16, 1871. The terms were payable four years after date with interest from date at the rate of 8 percent per annum payable annually. Secured by deed of trust.28
Note to James Taussig in amount of $2250.00.
Promissary Note
James Taussig

Andreas borrowed $500.00 from James Taussig on September 16, 1871. The terms were payable one year after date with interest from date at the rate of 8 percent per annum.28
Note to James Taussig in amount of $500.00.28
Note To James Taussig

Andreas borrowed $1,000.00 from James Taussig on September 16, 1871. The terms were due one year after date with interest from date at the rate of eight per cent per annum.28

Note To James Taussig

Andreas borrowed $3,000.00 from David John Rosemann on April 26, 1872. The terms were payable three years after date with interest from date at the rate of ten per cent per annum, payable annually.28

Note to David Rosemann

Andreas died on May 27, 1872 in Missouri, at age 53.6,48,5 His cause of death was a cerebral hemorrahage.6,49 He was buried on May 26, 1872 in Oak Hill Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section D, block 37, lot 56.50,51 This date is probably incorrect as he didn't die until May 27, 1872.
Last Will and Testament for the estate of Andreas was filed with at Probate Court, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, on June 17, 1872.28,43
(For further information see Additional Probate Files.)

A bond in the amount of $20,000.00 for the executor of his estate Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege was presented on July 25, 1872 at Probate Court, Missouri. Jacob Schreiner and Peter Lepere provided security for the bond.28
The probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on July 31, 1872 at an unknown place , an unknown place .. Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege, Adolph Fehr and Hugo S. Jacobi prepared the inventory.28
The probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on July 31, 1872. Edward Schoeke, Heinrich Thatenhorst and John William Knierim prepared the inventory. The inventory consisted of land, cash, notes and household goods.28
Catherina Rosemann, his widow, received an advance from his estate on August 14, 1872. The advance was the sum of three hundred and nine 50/100 for articles taken at the appraised value.28
A billing for services rendered by Heinrich Gottlieb Weber was prepared in connection with the estate of Andreas Schamberger on August 30, 1872. The document contained The bill was for work performed on the property of the testator before his death. The items billed were:

1872  
April 8th 1 day ploughing
April 9th 1 day ploughing
Ajpril 10th 1 day ploughing
April 11th 1 day ploughing
April 12th 1 day ploughing
April 13rd 1 day ploughing
8 bushels Norway Oats
3 bushels white oats.28

A billing for services rendered by Heinrich Gottlieb Weber was prepared in connection with the estate of Andreas on August 30, 1872. The document contained The bill was for work performed on the property of the testator before his death. The items billed were:
1872
April 8th     1 day ploughing
April 9th     1 day ploughing
April 10th     1 day ploughing
April 11th     1 day ploughing
April 12th     1 day ploughing
April 13th     1 day ploughing
8 bushels Norway Oats
3 bushels white oats.28
     In a lawsuit tried September 30, 1872 in the Probate Court, Missouri, Lewis and Daniel filed suit for professional services as attorney in Saint Louis Circuit Court in case of Francis Berg vs. J. W. Sutherland, in the amount of $500.00, against the estate of Franz Berg.| Theodore Heege, the executor of the estate responded: .... as an offset to the demand of claimant presents that said claimants were retained to prosecute an action for false imprisonment against one J. W. Sutherland and that said claimant did not prosecute said action with due diligence but neglected their duty in the premises so that said Bergs right of action and recovery was lost to his damage in the sum of two thousand dollars, for which this executor ask judgment.. The jury awarded Lewis & Daniel the sum of $175.00.28
Appraisement of Personal Estate for the estate of Andreas was filed with at Probate Court, Missouri, on October 22, 1872.28
Inventory of Notes and Real Estate for the estate of Andreas was filed with at Probate Court, Missouri, on October 22, 1872.28
A billing for services rendered by Henry Harris was prepared in connection with the estate of Andreas Schamberger on February 18, 1873. The document contained The bill was for work performed on the property of the testator before his death:

1871    
March 7 working in Kirkwood 1 day
March 11 working on farm 1 day
March 13 planting trees on farm 1 day
March 17 planting trees on farm 1 day
March 20 Planting five trees 1 day
March 23 planting five trees 1 day
March 27 planting trees on farm 1 day
March 29 planting pear trees on farm 1 day
March 31 planting pear trees on farm 1 day
Apr 4 different work on farm 1 day
Apr 5 plowing in Kirkwood 1 day
Apr 11 to Apr 15 planting grape vines 5 days
Ajpr 18 chopping wod 1 day
Apr 19 hauling wood 1 day
May 8 clearing wood 1 day
May 9 & 10 different work on farm 1 3/4 days
June 10 working on farm 1 day
June 21 plowing corn 1 day
June 24 working on the farm 1 day
June 26 different work on farm 1 day
July 8 working on farm 1 day
July 18 plowing corn and taking down fence 1 day
July 21 working on farm 1 day
Sept 8 hoeing corn 1/2 day
Sept 14 & 15 working on the fence 1 1/2 days
Sept 26 plowing land 1 day
Sept 20 to Sept 28 feeding two horse, 75 cents per day  
Oct 7 to Oct 12 working on the fence 4 day
Oct 13 harrowing and working on fence 3/4 day
Oct 16 to Oct 20 working on the fence 5 days
Oct 26 and Nov 4 cutting corn 3 day
Nov 6 Hauling corn to Kirkwood 1 day
Nov 7 and Nov 8 hauling rails from new fence 1 day
Nov 11 to Nov 15 working on the pond 5 days
Nov 16 digging post holes for stable 1 day
Nov 17 hauling load lumber from St. Louis  
Nov 18 different work on farm 1 day
Nov 20 to Nov 30 working on the pond 5 days
Dec 16 different work on farm 1 day
1872    
Jan 20 working on the farm 1 day
January 28 hauling poles 1 day
Feb 13 loading cordwood and different other work 1 day
Feb 19 different work on the farm 1 day
Mch 18 loading poles 1 day
Mch 23 & Mcvh 25 different work on the farm 2 days
Apr 5 different work on the farm 1 day
  chopping cord wood - 21 3/4 @ 1.15  
  making 667 poles @ 1 1/2 cts  
  chopping 71 posts @2 1/2 cts  
  cast for Mr. Berg  
  155 feet boards @ 2 1/2 cts per ft  

(he charged $1.50 per day.)28
A billing for services rendered by Henry Harris was prepared in connection with the estate of Andreas on February 18, 1873. The document contained The bill was for work performed on the property of the testator before his death:
1871
March 7     working in Kirkwood     1 day
March 11     working on farm     1 day
March 13     planting trees on farm     1 day
March 17     planting trees on farm     1 day
March 20     Planting five trees     1 day
March 23     Planting five trees     1 day
March 27     planting trees on farm     1 day
March 29     planting pear trees on farm     1 day
March 31     planting pear trees on farm     1/2 day
Apr 4     different work on farm     1 day
Apr 5     plowing in Kirkwood     1 day
Apr 11 to Apr. 15     planting grape vines     5 days
Apr 18     chopping wood     1 day
Apr 19     hauling wood     1 day
May 8     cleaning land     1 day
May 9 & 10     different work on farm     1 3/4 days
June 10     working on farm     1 day
June 21     plowing corn     1 day
June 24     working on the farm     1 day
June 26     different work on the farm     1 day
July 8     working on farm     1 day
July 18     plowing corn and taking down fence     1 day
July 21     working on farm     1 day
Sept 8     hoeing corn     1/2 day
Sept 14 & 15     working on the fence     1 1/2 days
Sept 26     plowing land     1 day
Sept 20 to Sept 28     feeding 2 horsed, 75 cents per day
Oct 7 to Oct 12     working on the fence     4 days
Oct 13     harrowing and working on fence     3/4 day
Oct 16 to Oct 20     working on the fence     5 days
Oct 26 and Nov 4     cutting corn     3 days
Nov 6     Hauling corn to Kirkwood     1 day
Nov 7 and Nov 8     hauling rails from new fence     1 day
Nov 11 to Nov 15     working on the pond     4 days
Nov 16     digging post holes for stable     1 day
Nov 17     hauling load lumber from St.Louis
Nov 18     different work on farm     1 day
Nov 20 to Nov 30     working on the pond     5 days
Dec 16     different work on the farm     1 day
1872
Jan 20     working on the farm     1 day
Jan 28     hauling poles     1 day
Feb 13     loading cord wood and different other work     1 day
Feb 19     different work on the farm     1 day
Mch 18     loading poles     1 day
Mch 23 & Mch 25     different work on the farm     2 days
Mch 28     work on the pond     1 day
Apr 5 different work on the farm     1 day
chopping cord wood     21 3/4 @ 1.15
making 667 poles @ 1 1/2 cts
chopping 71 posts @ 2 1/2 cts
cast for Mr. Berg
155 feet boards @ 2 1/2 cts per ft
(he charged $1.50 per day.)28
     Catherina Rosemann, his widow, received an advance in lieu of provisioning from his estate on May 2, 1873 at Probate Court, Missouri. The request stated:
To the Honorable J G Wauner, Judge of the Probate Court of St Louis County.
     The undersigned Catharine Berg, widow of the late Francis Berg; deceased respectfully represents: That at the time of the death of said deceased there were no grain, meat, vegetables, groceries or other provisions on hand and provided for the subsistence of her family and herself, and that she has four children:
Anna Antonie Johanna Berg     10 years old.
Hermann Fred Berg                    8 years old.
Otto Berg                              5 years old.
Max Berg                                   2 years old.
Members of her family who are altogether supported by her. Therefor she prays that your honorable Court may make an allowance to her in lieu of provisions not on had as aforesaid as provided by law out of the assets of the estate of said deceased and she believes that the sum of          dollars would be a reasonable allowance for that Purpose.
And your petitioner will ever pray.
Catherine Berg
The sum of $500 was granted.28
The probate of his estate was filed, an inventory was taken on May 23, 1873 at Missouri. Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege, Gustav L. Beuthe and Adolph Fehr prepared the inventory. The was an additional inventory of his estate taken to include notes not found in the first inventory.28
     Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege petitioned at Probate Court, Missouri, on September 27, 1873 for permission to sell real estate included in the estate of Andreas Schamberger.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on September 27, 1873 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on hand of $2736.65 in property, cash and notes.28
Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege reported the sale of real estate included in the estate of Andreas to the Probate Court, Missouri, on December 15, 1873. The property and conditions of sale were described as: the property and house at Washington Avenue and Harrison Avenue in Kirkwood for $4,666.66 and the purchaser was Henry Robyn.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on October 26, 1874 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on hand of $1805.68 in property, cash and notes.28
Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege reported the sale of real estate included in the estate of Andreas to the Probate Court, Missouri, on June 19, 1875. The property and conditions of sale were described as: property in block 18 on Jefferson Avenue in Kirkwood for $250.00 and the purchaser was Nancy Jones.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on October 20, 1875 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on hand of $1569.45 in property, cash and notes.28
     A request to form a commission to establish a homestead for the widow was approved by the court on October 23, 1875 and the commission was established consisting of Adolph Fehr and Peter Lepere.28
     The commission approved the homestead of the house and some of the property on Manchester Road in Des Peres was prepared in connection with the estate of Andreas Schamberger on October 22, 1875.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on September 20, 1876 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on hand of $85.91 in property, cash and notes.28
Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege reported the sale of real estate included in the estate of Andreas to the Probate Court, Missouri, on February 24, 1877. The property and conditions of sale were described as: property at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Jackson Avenue (Geyer Road) for $350.00 and the purchaser was John William Knierim.28
Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege reported the sale of real estate included in the estate of Andreas to the Probate Court, Missouri, on March 19, 1877. The property and conditions of sale were described as: 15 acres were given to Catherine as her homestead for her and her children. Five acres were given to Francis C. Berg as his distribution of the estate.28
A disbursement was made to a beneficiary of his estate, Francis Charles Berg on May 2, 1877. The disbursement consisted of the sum of five hundred dollars (he was given five acres of land near Manchester Road rather than the cash.)28
A disbursement was made to a beneficiary of his estate, Maria Theresa Antonia Berg on May 28, 1877. The disbursement consisted of the sum of five hundred dollars.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on October 22, 1877 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance of $172.13 over expended.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on September 26, 1878 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on $257.07 over expended.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on September 23, 1879 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on $272.23 over expended.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on September 28, 1880 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on $245.13 over expended.28
An interim settlement of the estate of Andreas Schamberger was filed on December 5, 1881 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The settlement showed a balance on $237.70 over expended.28
Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege reported the sale of real estate included in the estate of Andreas to the Probate Court, Missouri, on March 6, 1882. The property and conditions of sale were described as: ithe remainder of the 35 acres on Manchester Road for $1,100.00. This would be about 15 acres and the purchaser was Catherina Rosemann.28
A disbursement was made to a beneficiary of his estate, Francis Charles Berg on March 18, 1882. The disbursement consisted of the sum of Five-hundred Dollars.28
A newspaper article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, dated from July 28, 1882 to August 25, 1882 reported Notice of Final Settlement. -- Notice is hereby given to all creditors and others interest in the estate of Francis Berg that I, the undersigned, executor of his estate, intend to make a final settlement thereof at the September term of the Probate Court of the City of St. Louis to be holden at the court house in said city on the second Monday of September next
Theodore Heege, Executor of the estate of Francis Berg, deceased.
The notice ran on July28, August 8, 11, 18 and 25, 1882.28

After closing out his estate, the final settlement was filed on September 11, 1882 with Probate Court, Missouri, by the executor Theodor Christian Friedrich Heege. The final balance was in favor of the executor in the amount of $526.30. There was no indication if the executor was paid the balance and if he was where the money came from.28
Andreas was reinterred on June 3, 1947 at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery (in the Deutschman family plot in section 1, row 14, lot 4, grave 9) in Kirkwood, Missouri. His body was moved from Oak Hill Cemetery (Kirkwood, MO).52,51,4
; - George and Antonia Berg Deutschmann, Franz Berg
George and Antonia Berg Deutschmann, Franz Berg Tombstone

; - Deutschmann Family Plot
Deutschmann Family Plot Tombstone
(For further information see Minutes of the Kirkwood Board of Trustees.)
(For further information see The Berg House.)
(For further information see Land Transactions.)
(For further information see Kirkwood School Board Minutes.)
(For further information see Reports to St. Louis School Board.)
(For further information see Fibal copy.)
(For further information see Key to Werz's.)
(For further information see Probate Files.)

Family 1

Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph b. May 1, 1829, d. April 29, 1852
Children

Family 2

Catherina Rosemann b. September 21, 1832, d. May 6, 1917
Children

Citations

  1. [S746] Andreas Schamberger Personal Sheet and Würzberg Announcement Register.
  2. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  3. [S8894] Internet Site: Würzburg Wiki).
  4. [S1476] St. Peter Cemetery, St. Peter Cemetery Lot Purchase and Record Card.
  5. [S1351] Research Papers, Berg Family. Prepared by Henry A Berg.
  6. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  7. [S2581] Personal knowledge of compiler, Robert H. Berg.
  8. [S4623] Photo taken by Robert H. Berg.
  9. [S2978] Correspondence, Reinhard Hoefer to Robert Berg, October 20, 2004, "Schamberger Report.
  10. [S2978] Correspondence, Reinhard Hoefer to Robert Berg, April 19, 2004, "Heidingsfled."
  11. [S794] Clifford Neal Smith, "German Revolutionists of 1848: Among Whom Many Immigrants To America", page 4.
  12. [S751] Death Announcement of Maria Schamberger, April 29, 1852.
  13. [S542] Von Alfred Wendehorst, Das Bistum Würsburg 1803-1957.
  14. [S1089] Sesquicentenial Book Committee, St. Peter's Catholic Church 150 Years Growing . . . Together.
  15. [S410] Passenger list Ship Bremen , arrived May 2, 1859.
  16. [S360] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John J. Gilbreth household.
  17. [S5957] Internet Site: Naturalization Records, 1816-1955).
  18. [S7508] U. S. Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865, Ancestry.com (database online), 2010.
  19. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  20. [S70] Franz Berg - Catherine Roseman Gausepont entry, Marriage Records, St. Louis, May 3, 1862.
  21. [S1365] Franz Berg Deed to Property on Washington Avenue.
  22. [S749] Berg House Article.
  23. [S8486] Berg Family Photo Albums and Collection, Bob & Linda Berg.
  24. [S1416] Hermann Henry Rosemann Probate File.
  25. [S6349] Francis Berg 1864 Tax Assessment, Missouri.
  26. [S7992] Christine Guss e-mails to Bob Berg concerning "Rosemann & Berg families". , Berg/Rosemann line, January 18, 2013.
  27. [S1430] Franz Berg Deed for Property on Adams Avenue, Kirkwood, Missouri.
  28. [S2372] Franz Berg Probate File.
  29. [S6354] Francis Berg 1864 Tax Assessment, Missouri, District !
  30. [S413] William L. Thomas History of St. Louis County.
  31. [S747] Board of Trustees, Revised Ordinance of the Town of Kirkwood.
  32. [S2498] Minutes of the Kirkwood, Missouri School Board.
  33. [S750] St. Louis Public Schools, Report of Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools.
  34. [S4495] Miscellaneous Records pertaining to Francis Berg.
  35. [S195] 1866 St. Louis City Directory, page 65.
  36. [S3711] Andreas Greb Probate File.
  37. [S486] 1867 St. Louis City Directory, page 124.
  38. [S5415] Francis Berg Freemasons Membershiip.
  39. [S4447] Internet Site: Wikopedia The Free Encyclopedia).
  40. [S1431] Franz Berg Deed for Property in Des Peres, Missouri.
  41. [S1429] Franz Berg Sale of Property on Washington Avenue to David Roseman.
  42. [S753] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Probate Records of the City of St. Louis.
  43. [S8825] Francis Berg Will.
  44. [S194] 1869 St. Louis City Directory, page 83.
  45. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Franz Berg household.
  46. [S1386] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Productions of Agriculture Schedule), Francis Berg entry.
  47. [S748] Letter, Special Projects Librarian Jean E. Meeh Gosebrink to Thomas D. Berg, January 4, 1988.
  48. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I, page 2.
  49. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I.
  50. [S74] Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery Records.
  51. [S961] Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill Cemetery Burial Record Cards.
  52. [S32] St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Burial Records.

Friederika Eleonora Augusta Schamberger1

F, #24, b. July 11, 1815, d. August 5, 1843
Father*Nicolaus Schamberger b. April 10, 1771, d. September 1, 1841
Mother*Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein b. June 29, 1775, d. circa 1862
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
     She was normally known as Eleonore. Friederika Eleonora Augusta Schamberger, daughter of Nicolaus Schamberger and Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein, was born on July 11, 1815 in Erlangen, Stadtkreis Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany.1
Friederika died on August 5, 1843 in Bavaria, at age 28.1 She was named a beneficiary in the will of Franz Berg on October 30, 1868.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S1732] Dr. Josef Urban Leiter des Archivs, "Research Report Archiv Des Erzbistums Bamberg (Family of Andreas Schamberger)."
  2. [S753] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Probate Records of the City of St. Louis.
  3. [S2372] Franz Berg Probate File.
  4. [S8825] Francis Berg Will.

Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph

F, #25, b. May 1, 1829, d. April 29, 1852
Father*Doktor Franz Valentin Rudolph1
Mother*Apollonia Ringelmann1
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Schamberger nee Rudolph Thought to be a drawing from her funeral
     Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph, daughter of Doktor Franz Valentin Rudolph and Apollonia Ringelmann, was born on May 1, 1829 in Nürnberg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed her birth on September 26, 1931 (Franz Schamberger Research.)4 Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph practiced the Roman Catholic religiion.
     Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph married Andreas Schamberger, son of Nicolaus Schamberger and Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein, on September 12, 1847 at Stein bei Nürnburg, Stadtkreis Nürnberg, Bavaria, Germany.5,3,6,7 The children of this marriage were Franz Karl Joseph Walter and Maria Theresa Antonia. Her obituary stated:
In the Year of Our Lord 1852 April 29, at 8 o'clock A. M. passed away to her Redeemer with all Holy Sacraments administered to her mortal soul, the highly respectable Mrs. Maria Antonia Johanna Barb. Josepha Schamberger nee Rudolph wife of our Honorable Mayor A. Schamberger
2

Maria died on April 29, 1852 in Heidensfeld, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany, at age 22 at 8:00 a. m. of Typhoid fever.3,2 She was buried on May 1, 1852 in Bavaria, Germany.
Her memorial service was held on May 4, 1852 at Würzburg, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany, services were held at 9 a. m.2

Family

Andreas Schamberger b. March 7, 1819, d. May 27, 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S1746] Letter, Dr. Josef Urban to Robert H. Berg, April 4, 2001.
  2. [S751] Death Announcement of Maria Schamberger, April 29, 1852.
  3. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  4. [S1732] Dr. Josef Urban Leiter des Archivs, "Research Report Archiv Des Erzbistums Bamberg (Family of Andreas Schamberger)."
  5. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  6. [S746] Andreas Schamberger Personal Sheet and Würzberg Announcement Register.
  7. [S2978] Correspondence, Reinhard Hoefer to Robert Berg, April 19, 2004, "Heidingsfled."

Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger

M, #26, b. September 30, 1848, d. November 26, 1914
Father*Andreas Schamberger b. March 7, 1819, d. May 27, 1872
Mother*Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph b. May 1, 1829, d. April 29, 1852
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Francis Charles Berg
Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger
     His nickname was "Frank Berg." Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger, son of Andreas Schamberger and Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph, was born on September 30, 1848 in Würzburg, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.1,2
Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger and Maria Theresa Antonia Schamberger immigrated on May 2, 1859 to Castle Garden, New York, New York County, New York, traveling on the steamship Bremen, a 2,398 1/4 ton ship carrying 425 passengers. from Bremen. At the time the ship was only about one year old. He was listed on the ship's log as 9 years old and traveling with his sister, Theresa, aged 8 years..3,4,5
SS. Bremen
After his arrival in the United States in 1859 he changed his name to Francis Charles "Frank" Berg.2
Francis lived with his parents, Franz, in 1860 at Central Township in St. Louis County, Missouri; the family was residing with a man named John J. Gilbreth on a farm.6
Francis was enumerated with his parent Franz Berg on the 1860 U. S. Census for Central Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was listed as an 11-year-old white male born in Germany and had attended school during the year.6
He is included in a photo taken 1864. He is young boy on the right in the photo. Also included in the photo: Maria Theresa Antonia Berg, Catherina Rosemann, John Bernard Berg, Andreas Schamberger and Anna Antonia Berg.7
Franz Berg and Family
Francis was the best man at the marriage of David John Rosemann and Maria Theresa Antonia Berg on October 10, 1867 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.8 Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger was named a beneficiary in the will of Franz Berg on October 30, 1868.9,10,11
Franz was enumerated on the 1870 U.S. Census of Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri, where he was listed as a 22-year-old white male. He was a farm hand residing in the household of Christ Killiger, a wine-grower near Barretts Station Road and Dougherty Ferry Road (no known relationship.)12
Francis (his first marriage) married Barbara Josephine Behm (her first marriage), daughter of Joseph Bëhm and Anna Mary Matég, circa 1872 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; Barbara was the daughter of Joseph Böhm, a merchant in the City of St. Louis and Mary Matég, daughter of Matthew Matég, a farmer in pago Brzchane, Bohemia. The witnesses were Martin Falletka and Matthew Czerny. The register lists Matthew Mateg as her father, according to a Weber family source he was actually her husband which appears likely as evidenced by the name of her daughter: Veronica Mateg.13 The children of this marriage were Joseph Francis, David Carl, Mary Emma, Henry Andrew, Katherina Theresia and Josephine Margaret.
Francis was a sponsor for Francis Charles Rosemann's baptism on September 11, 1872 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.14
Francis received a disbursement from the estate of Franz Berg on May 2, 1877; the sum of five hundred dollars (he was given five acres of land near Manchester Road rather than the cash.)10
Francis Charles lived from 1880 to 1893 in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri, residing with him were, his children Joseph, David and Mary.15,16
Francis C. Berg Property in Des Peres

Francis Charles was a farmer from 1880 to 1893 at Missouri.15,16 Francis Charles Berg and Catherina Rosemann were shown as neighbors on the 1880 U.S. census.
Francis was enumerated on the Agriculture Schedule of the 1880 U.S. Census for Central Township, Missouri. He owned 5 acres of tilled land and 5 acres of permanent meadows, pastures, orchards, vineyards valued at $1,500.00. He also owned farm implements valued at $20.00 and live stock valued at $50.00. His live stock consisted of one horse, two mules and four cows. He had one acre in oats, 1 in rye, 1 in Indian Corn, 1/2 in apples, 1/2 in potatoes, 1/2 in peaches and 1/4 acre in vinyards. He had sold produce valued at $30.00 during the year.17
Franz is a head of household on the 1880 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 30-year-old white male born in Germany. Enumerated with him were: his wife Barbara Josephine, his sons Joseph Francis and David Carl, his daughter Mary Emma.15
Francis was a sponsor for Frederick Leonard Rosemann's baptism on January 30, 1881 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.14
Francis received a disbursement from the estate of Andreas Schamberger on March 18, 1882; the sum of Five-hundred Dollars.10 His wife, Barbara, died on January 19, 1890 at age 34.18 Francis Charles Berg and Mary A. Hazlewood obtained a marriage license on October 25, 1890 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 2, page 338.19,20
Francis (his second marriage) married Mary A. Hazlewood (her second marriage) on October 25, 1890 at St. Louis County, Missouri; civil ceremony in the office of George Greg, Justice of the Peace.20 The children of this marriage were Leonard Maximilian, Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha, Arthur Earl William, Cecelia Beatrice, Albert Lawrence and Frederick Carlton. As the result of this marriage he became the stepfather of John F. Revell.
Mae Berg, his daughter-in-law stated Francis and Mary worked as gardeners or florists. They were not very successful and frequently drank and argued.21
Francis is a head of household, under the name of "Francis Charles Berg", on the 1900 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. He was identified as a 51-year-old white male born September 1848 in Germany and had been married 10 years. He was a naturalized citizen having immigrated to the U. S. in 1859 and had been in the U. S. for 41 years. Francis was employed as a gardener and could read, write and speak English. He owned a home which was mortgaged. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary A., his sons Leonard Maximilian and Arthur Earl William, his daughters Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha and Cecelia Beatrice, his step-son John F. Revell.3
Francis Charles was Justice of the Peace circa 1900 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..22
Francis is a head of household, under the name of "Francis C. Burg", on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a 62-year-old white male born in Germany, been married 14 years and worked as a laborer in a nursery. He owned a house at 208 Denny Road which was mortgaged. Enumerated with him were: his wife Mary A., his sons Leonard Maximilian, Arthur Earl William, Albert Lawrence and Frederick Carlton, his daughters Theresia Antonia Johanna Barbara Josepha and Cecelia Beatrice.23
Mary and Francis Charles Berg lived in 1910 at 208 Denny Road in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Frederick, Cecelia, Leonard, Arthur, Albert and Theresia..23
Later in life he wore a beard to cover his chin which was injured when he was kicked by a mule as a child.
After he died, his widow took the youngest children and went back to Kentucky by wagon to get away from Kirkwood officials who were trying to get the children taken away from her. Krikwood offered $500.00 for Frederick to come back and testify in a trial. Mary sent him by himself by train and he was arrested when he got off the train. Apparently it was just a trick to try and get them back. At the hearing to have him made a ward of the state, a Mrs. Mueller offered to take him in and was given custody.21
Francis died on November 26, 1914 at 135 East Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 66, Henry Andrew Berg was the informant on his death certificate. His funeral record from Bopp Funeral Home states the place of death was Geyer Road, Kirkwood and the certifying physician was Doctor Chism of Webster.1,24,25
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 27, 1914.26 His obituary stated:
Berg-Entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1914, at 1 p. m. at his residence, Kirkwood, Mo., Francis C. Berg, beloved husband of Mary Berg, and our dear father and grtandfather, at the age of 64 years.
Funeral Saturday, Nov. 28, at 9 a.m., from the residence of Henry Berg, Madison avenue, Kirkwood. Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Private
26

His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on November 28, 1914.24 His obituary stated:
Former Justice Of The Peace Dies. Francis Berg, former justice of the peace in St. Louis County, died at the home of his son, Henry Berg in Kirkwood yesterday afternoon. Berg was born in Hamburg Germany, but has been in America since he was 9 years old. He was twice married and is survived by twelve children, all living in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The funeral will be Saturday
24

His funeral service was held on November 27, 1914 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Missouri, the residence of Henry Berg, his son.24,25

Bopp's Kirkwood Chapel Funeral Bill
Casket 55.00
Burial robe 8.00
Outside box 5.00
4 carriages 20.00
Hearse 10.00
Death notices 2.00
Opening Grave 5.00
Out 15.00
Out for priest 2.00
Total 112.00
Date of funeral November 28, 1914
Place of death Geyer Road, Kirkwood
Time of funeral service 9:30 AM
Certifying physician Dr. Chism
Size of coffin 6 feet
Manufactured by St. L. C. Co.
Outside box Pine
Number of handles 6.
Francis Charles Berg was buried on November 27, 1914 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, He was buried with his first wive, Josephine Behm in a lot he had purchased in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, Missouri. The site is located in section 1, row 16, lot 5, graves numbers 1, 2 and 3; he was buried in lot 2. A new stone was placed on the grave in 1957 by his daughter, Mayme E. Williams. It was made of polished Barre granite and duplicated the inscription of the old stone.27,28,1                     
Francis Charles Berg, Josephine Berg and Katherine Berg Wood Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1860Central Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriFranz Berg6
1870Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, MissouriFranz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger12
1880Central Township, St. Louis County, MissouriFrancis Charles Berg17
1880Central Township, MissouriFranz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger15
1900Bonhomme Township, MissouriFrancis Charles Berg3
1910Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriFrancis Charles Berg23

Family 1

Barbara Josephine Behm b. December 28, 1855, d. January 19, 1890
Children

Family 2

Mary A. Hazlewood b. March, 1868, d. March 28, 1938
Children

Citations

  1. [S238] Francis C. Berg Death Certificate.
  2. [S746] Andreas Schamberger Personal Sheet and Würzberg Announcement Register.
  3. [S313] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Francis Charles Berg household.
  4. [S411] Ira A. Glasier and P. William Filby, Germans To America.
  5. [S410] Passenger list Ship Bremen , arrived May 2, 1859.
  6. [S360] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John J. Gilbreth household.
  7. [S7992] Christine Guss e-mails to Bob Berg concerning "Rosemann & Berg families". , Berg/Rosemann line, January 18, 2013.
  8. [S1466] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book One.
  9. [S753] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Probate Records of the City of St. Louis.
  10. [S2372] Franz Berg Probate File.
  11. [S8825] Francis Berg Will.
  12. [S72] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Christ Killiger household.
  13. [S20] Behm-Mateg marriage record.
  14. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  15. [S361] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Francis C. Berg household.
  16. [S475] 1893 St. Louis County Direcotry, page 16.
  17. [S1376] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Productions of Agriculture Schedule), Francis C. Berg entry.
  18. [S6958] Josephine Berg Death Certificate.
  19. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  20. [S202] Francis Berg - Mary Revell marriage license.
  21. [S547] Interview, David Richard Berg, May 31, 2000.
  22. [S38] Francis Berg Obituary, July 15, 1973.
  23. [S366] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Francis C. Burg household.
  24. [S61] Francis C. Berg Obituary, November 28, 1914.
  25. [S815] Funeral Home Record for Burial of Francis C. Berg, Dated November 28, 1914 , Bopp Funeral Home, Kirkwood, Missouri.
  26. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Francis C. Berg Obituary", November 27, 1914, page 22.
  27. [S32] St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Burial Records, page 3, Section and Lot Report.
  28. [S816] Francis C. Berg, Josephine Berg and Katherine Wood Monument Stone Bill.
  29. [S4643] Theresia A. J. B. J. Berg Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910.
  30. [S8944] Albert L. Berg Death Certifiicate.

Maria Theresa Antonia Berg1

F, #27, b. September 5, 1849, d. January 14, 1892
Father*Andreas Schamberger b. March 7, 1819, d. May 27, 1872
Mother*Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph b. May 1, 1829, d. April 29, 1852
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

     The Berg Family
Maria Theresa Schamberger Rosemann
           Her birth name in Germany was Maria Theresa Antonia Schamberger. She was normally known as Theresa. Her name was legally changed to Berg after arrival in the United States. Maria Theresa Antonia Berg practiced the Catholic religiion. Maria Theresa Antonia Berg, daughter of Andreas Schamberger and Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph, was born on September 5, 1849 in Würzburg, Stadtkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany.2,3 Conflicting evidence placed her birth in 1851 (1860 census.)4
Maria Theresa Antonia Schamberger and Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger immigrated on May 2, 1859 to Castle Garden, New York, New York County, New York, traveling on the steamship Bremen, a 2,398 1/4 ton ship carrying 425 passengers. from Bremen. At the time the ship was only about one year old. He was listed on the ship's log as 9 years old and traveling with his sister, Theresa, aged 8 years..5,6,7
SS. Bremen

Maria lived with her parent, Franz, in 1860 at Central Township in St. Louis County, Missouri; the family was residing with a man named John J. Gilbreth on a farm.4
Maria was enumerated with her parent Franz Berg under the name of "Teresa Berg" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Central Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a nine-year-old white female born in Germany and had attended school during the year.48
Maria Theresa Schamberger

She is included in a photo taken 1864. She is the young girl on the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Catherina Rosemann, John Bernard Berg, Andreas Schamberger, Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger and Anna Antonia Berg.8
Franz Berg and Family

Maria married David John Rosemann, son of Herman Henry Rosemann and Anna Gertrude Vogelsang, on October 10, 1867 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the best man was Francis Charles Berg, the maid of honor was Mary Knost. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Henry Van der Sanden Vicor General and Chancellor.9 Mrs. Maria Theresa Antonia Rosemann was named a beneficiary in the will of Franz Berg on October 30, 1868.10,11,12
Maria was enumerated with her husband, David John Rosemann under the name of "Theresa A. Roseman" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 20-year-old white female born in Bavaria, she was keeping house and both of her parents were foreign born.2
Maria was a sponsor for Maximilian Francis "Mack" Berg's baptism on September 7, 1871 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.13
She is included in a photo taken circa 1875. She is the mother in the right rear in the photo. Also included in the photo: David John Rosemann, Henry Francis "Frank" Rosemann, Francis Charles Rosemann, David John Rosemann and Theresa Anna "Treacy" Rosemann.8
David and Theresa Rosemann Family

Maria received a disbursement from the estate of Andreas Schamberger on May 28, 1877; the sum of five hundred dollars.11
Maria and David John Rosemann lived in 1880 at Central Township in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Francis, Theresa, Henry, David, Catherine and William, David's mother, Anna Gertrude Vogelsang..14
Maria was enumerated as the wife of David John Rosemann under the name of "Theresia Roseman" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was listed as a married 31-year-old female born in Germany as were her parents.14
Rosemann Property in Des Peres
Maria was the maid of honor at the marriage of John William Knierim and Catherina Rosemann on June 29, 1882 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.15,9
Maria was a sponsor for Josephine Margaret Berg's baptism on July 8, 1888 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.16,13
Maria died on January 14, 1892 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 42. Her cause of death was Pneumonia.1 She was buried on January 16, 1892 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in the Rosemann family plot with her husband David, father-in-law Herman, and sister-in-law Catherine Roseman Gausepont Berg Knierim. She is buried in section 1, row 20, lots 1 & 2 NH in a lot listed as owned by Bernard H. Roseman.17,18,19
Theresa Schamberger Rosemann, Catherine Rosemann Berg, Herman Henry Rosemann, Otto Berg, Anna Vogelsang Rosemann, David Rosemann & Josephine Martha Rosemann Tombstone
Theresa Schamberger Rosemann Tombstone

Family

David John Rosemann b. July 8, 1841, d. January 21, 1911
Children

Citations

  1. [S7999] Chris Guss and Adele Rosemann, The Rosemann Family Tree.
  2. [S73] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), David Rosemann household.
  3. [S746] Andreas Schamberger Personal Sheet and Würzberg Announcement Register.
  4. [S360] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John J. Gilbreth household.
  5. [S313] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Francis Charles Berg household.
  6. [S411] Ira A. Glasier and P. William Filby, Germans To America.
  7. [S410] Passenger list Ship Bremen , arrived May 2, 1859.
  8. [S7992] Christine Guss e-mails to Bob Berg concerning "Rosemann & Berg families". , Berg/Rosemann line, January 18, 2013.
  9. [S1466] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book One.
  10. [S753] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Probate Records of the City of St. Louis.
  11. [S2372] Franz Berg Probate File.
  12. [S8825] Francis Berg Will.
  13. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  14. [S3438] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), David Rosemann household.
  15. [S97] Knierim - Berg marriage license.
  16. [S248] Josephine Berg baptismal record.
  17. [S1475] St. Peter Cemetery Tombstone Reading.
  18. [S1476] St. Peter Cemetery, St. Peter Cemetery Lot Purchase and Record Card, Bernard H. Rosemann Plot.
  19. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).

Catherina Rosemann

F, #28, b. September 21, 1832, d. May 6, 1917
Father*Herman Henry Rosemann1,2 b. October 14, 1793, d. January 11, 1866
Mother*Anna Gertrude Vogelsang1,2 b. August 21, 1802, d. January 20, 1888
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
Catherine Berg nee Rosemann
     Catherina Rosemann, daughter of Herman Henry Rosemann and Anna Gertrude Vogelsang, was born on September 21, 1832 in Osnabrück, Kreisfreie Stadt Osnabrück, Niedersachsen, Germany.1,2 Catherina Rosemann was confirmed on July 25, 1847 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; she was shown as 15 years old.3

     Catherine Rosemann was born in 1832 in Osnabruck in the Westphalia region in the northern part Germany. When she was 16 years old, her family moved to America and settled in St. Louis County.
     Catherine married a man named Gausepohl. They lived in Illinois and had four children, three of whom died at a young age. Shortly after the death of the children, her husband also died leaving her a widow at an early age.
She then met and married Franz Berg on May 3, 1862. They had four children; when the youngest, Antonia, was very young, Franz died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
     During her life, Catherine was a practicing midwife. By this and other jobs in the farm community, she supported her family after her husband's death. She was able to build a home for her family on some of her husband's property (at the site of Chastain's Retirement Home on Manchester Road near Lockett Road in Des Peres).
     She was a very good natured woman and lived to be 84 years old. She died on May 6, 1917 and is buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, Missouri.1 Catherina emigrated with Herman Henry Rosemann on September 18, 1848 from Niedersachsen. The location traveling to was indicated as by ship.1,4
Catherina Rosemann immigrated on November 29, 1848 to Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, traveling by ship from Osnabrueck, Germany.
Catherina (her first marriage) marrried John Henry Gausepohl , son of Johannes Bernard Gausepohl and Catherine Elizabeth Teeke, before 1850 at Illinois.5 Catherina was the maid of honor at the marriage of Maria Catharine (?) Hölscher and Bernard Heinrich Gausepohl on August 16, 1851 at St. Boniface Church, Germantown, Clinton County, Illinois.6,7 Her husband, John, died on October 16, 1860.1,8 Catherina Rosemann and John Henry Gausepohl had three children two of whom died before 1862.1
Catherina (her second marriage) married Francis C. Berg (his second marriage) , son of Nicolaus Schamberger and Elisabeth Theresia Nägelein, on May 3, 1862 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, the marriage ceremony was performed by Doctor Hugo Krebs, the best man was David John Rosemann, the maid of honor was Mary Ann Rosemann.9,10 The children of this marriage were Anna Antonia, Otto, Maximilian Francis and Frederick Herman. Catherina Rosemann was named a beneficiary in the will of Herman Henry Rosemann on January 31, 1863.11
She is included in a photo taken 1864. She is second from the left in the photo. Also included in the photo: Maria Theresa Antonia Berg, John Bernard Berg, Andreas Schamberger, Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger and Anna Antonia Berg.12
Franz Berg and Family

Catherina borrowed $150.00 from Frederic Clamors on December 20, 1864. The terms were Payable twelve months after date with interest at six per cent per annum.13
Franz Berg's House in Des Peres
Photo After His Death When Owned by Dr. Dionisius

Franz Berg's House in Des Peres
New Photo Just Prior to Demolition

Map Showing Franz Berg Property in Des Peres

Catherina sold land on Washington Avenue at Missouri, on July 1, 1867 to David John Rosemann for $475.00.14 Catherina Rosemann was named a beneficiary in the will of Franz Berg on October 30, 1868.15,13,16
Catherina was enumerated with her husband, Andreas Schamberger under the name of "Catherina Berg" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a 37-year-old white female born in Hanover, both of her parents were foreign born.17
Catherina purchased 117 75/100 acres on Manchester Road at St. Louis County, Missouri, on September 16, 1871 from James Taussig for $6,750.00.13
Catherina was a sponsor for Lima Catherine Vennemann's baptism on November 26, 1871 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18 Her husband, Andreas, died on May 27, 1872 at age 53.19,20,21
Catherina, received an advance from the estate of her husband, Andreas Schamberger, on August 14, 1872. The advance was the sum of three hundred and nine 50/100 for articles taken at the appraised value.13
     Catherina Rosemann, received an advance in lieu of provisiioning from the estate of her husband, Andreas Schamberger, on May 2, 1873 at Probate Court, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri. The request stated:
To the Honorable J G Wauner, Judge of the Probate Court of St Louis County.
     The undersigned Catharine Berg, widow of the late Francis Berg; deceased respectfully represents: That at the time of the death of said deceased there were no grain, meat, vegetables, groceries or other provisions on hand and provided for the subsistence of her family and herself, and that she has four children:
Anna Antonie Johanna Berg     10 years old.
Hermann Fred Berg                    8 years old.
Otto Berg                              5 years old.
Max Berg                                   2 years old.
Members of her family who are altogether supported by her. Therefor she prays that your honorable Court may make an allowance to her in lieu of provisions not on had as aforesaid as provided by law out of the assets of the estate of said deceased and she believes that the sum of          dollars would be a reasonable allowance for that Purpose.
And your petitioner will ever pray.
Catherine Berg
The sum of $500 was granted.13
     A request to form a commission to establish a homestead for the widow was approved by the court on October 23, 1875 and the commission was established consisting of Adolph Fehr and Peter Lepere.13
     The commission approved the homestead of the house and some of the property on Manchester Road in Des Peres was prepared in connection with the estate of Andreas Schamberger on behalf of Catherina Rosemann on October 22, 1875.13
Catherina was a sponsor for Catherine Mary Emma "Kate" Rosemann's baptism on December 24, 1876 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18
Catherina Rosemann lived in 1880 Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri.22
House in Des Peres built by Franz Berg
After his death was the residence of
Catherine Berg
Map showing Berg property
in Des Peres
Francis Charles Berg and Catherina Rosemann were shown as neighbors on the 1880 U.S. census.
Catherina was enumerated on the Agriculture Schedule of the 1880 U.S. Census for Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. She owned 19 acres of tilled land, 10 acres of permanent meadows, pastures, orchards, vineyards and 3 acres of woodland valued at $3,000.00. She also owned live stock valued at $100.00. She had 5 acres in Indian Corn, 1 in potatoes, 10 in apples and 2 in vinyards. She had sold 3,700 pounds of grapes during the year.23
Catherina is a head of household, under the name of ""Catherine Berg"", on the 1880 U. S. Census of Central Township, Missouri. She was identified as a widowed 48-year-old white female born in Germany.. Enumerated with her were:, her sons Frederick Herman, Otto and Maximilian Francis, her daughter Anna Antonia.22
Catherina purchased property described as the remainder of the 35 acres on Manchester Road (about 15 acres) for the sum of $1,100.00 from the estate of Andreas Schamberger on March 6, 1882; ithe remainder of the 35 acres on Manchester Road for $1,100.00. This would be about 15 acres.13
Catherina was a sponsor for Katherina Theresia Berg's baptism on May 11, 1882 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18 Catherina Rosemann and John William Knierim obtained a marriage license on June 28, 1882 at County Clerk's Office, Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri, recorded in book 1, page 113.24
Catherina (her third marriage) married John William Knierim on June 29, 1882 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri, the marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Bernard G. Stemker, the maid of honor was Maria Theresa Antonia Berg.25,3 Catherina Rosemann assisted as a midwife at Katherina Theresia Berg's birth on February 20, 1884 at Missouri.26,27 Catherina Rosemann assisted as a midwife at Mathilda Christine "Tilly" Lochhaas's birth on November 15, 1884 at Missouri.28,29 Catherina Rosemann assisted as a midwife at Edward Otto Andrew Rosemann's birth on December 1, 1884 at Missouri.18,30,31,32 Catherina Rosemann assisted as a midwife at Marie Louise "Lucy" Lochhaas's birth on October 26, 1886 at Missouri.28,33,34
Catherina was a sponsor for Otto Henry Roseman's baptism on January 25, 1891 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18
Catherina was a sponsor for Leonard Maximilian Berg's baptism on September 11, 1892 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18
Catherina was a sponsor for John David "Jack" Berg's baptism on April 16, 1893 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18
Catherina was a sponsor for Viola Frances Berg's baptism on November 29, 1895 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18 Catherina and John William Knierim lived in 1900 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..35
Catherina Rosemann and John William Knierim lived in June, 1900 Washington Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.36
Catherina was enumerated as the wife of John William Knierim under the name of "Kate Knierim" on the 1900 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a 66-year-old white female born September 1833 in Germany. She imigrated to the U. S. in 1845, living in the United States for 55 years and could read write and speak English. She had been married eight years in the present marriage and had eight children, all living.37 Catherina Rosemann assisted as a midwife at Estella Antonia "Stella" Berg's birth on August 16, 1902 at an unknown place , an unknown place ..38,18
Catherina was a sponsor for Rose Catherine Geders's baptism on April 7, 1907 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri.18 Catherina lived with Maximilian Francis "Mack" Berg in 1910 at 419 North Geyer Road, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.39
Catherina was enumerated as the mother of Maximilian Francis "Mack" Berg under the name of "Cath Kneirim" on the 1910 U. S. Census of Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 77-year-old white widow residing with her son and born in Germany. She was employed as a mid-wife in public practice and had seven children, all living.39 Her husband, John, died before 1917.2 Catherina was a member of the Altar Society of St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri in January, 1917 .
She left a will signed May 6, 1917 at an unknown place , an unknown place ., in which.40 Her will stated "I, Katharina Knierim, being of sound mind and memory, do make & endorse this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all other wills I may have made at previous times.
1st. After the payment of all my just debts I request my executor to pay my funeral and burryal expenses as soon as possible.
2nd. I give to my son Fred H. Berg three promissory notes given by him to me, viz: one note dated July 27, 1904, ne note dated March 15, 1910, and one note dated Sept. 11, 1911. Said three notes with unpaid interest to the present date amounting to about Five Hundred & Fifty Dollars, with what other interest may accrue thereon, shall be his share in my estate
3rd. To the heirs of my son, John B. Berg, my daughter Antonia A. Deutschmann, and my son Max F. Berg, I give all the remainder of my estate, share and share alike.
4th. I appoint my son Max F. Berg as my sole executor, without bond, signed by my hand this 10th day of July, 1916.
Witnesses to Above Will
William P. Kane, C. J. Harwood.
"
Catherina died on May 6, 1917 in an unknown place , an unknown place ., at age 84, Doctor Henry J. Dionysious was the attending physician, Maximilian Francis "Mack" Berg was the informant on her death certificate of old age and chronic intestitial nephritis.41,1
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on May 8, 1917.41 Her obituary stated:
Knierim-Berg - Entered into rest Sunday, May 6, 1917, Katherina Knierim, beloved mother of Antonia Deutschmann, Fred H. Berg, Max F. Berg, sister of Mary Schriwer, Frank Roseman, grandmother and great-grandmother, aged 84 years 7 months 15 days. Funeral Wednesday, May 9 at 9:30 a. m. from family residence, 419 West Washington avenue, Kirkwood, thence to St. Peter's Church. Burial at St. Peter's Cemetery. Deceased was a member of St. Peter's Altar Society. Friends respectfully invited
41,42

Catherina's wake was held on May 9, 1917 at 419 West Washington Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, her residence.41
Her funeral service was held on May 9, 1917 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Missouri, following the viewing at her residence.41 She was buried on May 9, 1917 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in the Bernard H. Rosemann plot in section 1, row 20, lots 1 & 2 NH, grave 8 along with her son, Otto, and step-daughter Theresa Roseman.43,41,44,45,2
Theresa Schamberger Rosemann, Catherine Rosemann Berg, Herman Henry Rosemann, Otto Berg, Anna Vogelsang Rosemann, David Rosemann & Josephine Martha Rosemann Tombstone
After the probate of her estate was filed, an inventory was taken on May 22, 1917. The inventory of the estate included:
Balance in Bank of Kirkwood: $61.00
One deed of trust note given by William and Olga Hausch for $750.00 due in three years after June 10, 1916 and three interest notes for $9.00 each due in twenty four, thirty, and thirty six months from Sept. 27, 1912.
One note signed by Fred H. Berg dated July 27, 1904 & due in 1 day for $150.00 at 4 %. One note signed by Fred H. Berg dated March 15, 1910 for $150.00 with interest at 5 % payable annually.
One note signed by Fred H. Berg for $111.00 due in 1 day with interest at 4 %.
One note signed by William John Berg dated April 27, 1916 for $50.00 due on or about Sept.. 15, 1916.
One certificate of deposit in the Bank of Kirkwood for $100.00 dated July 17, 1916 & due one year from date at 4 % per annum.
One certificate of deposit in the Bank of Kirkwood for $150.00 dated January 23, 1917 & due one year from date at 4 % per annum.
One policy of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. - $90
One policy of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. - $90

Summary:  
Cash 61.00
Notes 1,821.55
Certificates of Deposit 256.55
Two Insurance Policies 126.00
Interest on CD 3.50
  ________
Total 2,268.55
Receipts:  
Antonia 336.91
Max 336.91
Fred 578.80
John B. Berg, deceased 336.91
(John D. Berg)  
(William J. Berg)  
(Minnie L. Berg)  
(Dora Shepler nee Berg)  .
(For further information see Probate File.)
She assisted as a midwife at Mary Katherine Berg's birth on June 15, 1917 at 135 East Monroe Avenue, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, 38.583319, -90.406099; her birth certificate was not issued until much later.46

Family 1

John Henry Gausepohl b. circa 1825, d. October 16, 1860
Child

Family 2

Andreas Schamberger b. March 7, 1819, d. May 27, 1872
Children

Family 3

John William Knierim b. June, 1828, d. before 1917

Citations

  1. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  2. [S7403] Cahterine Berg-Knierim Death Certificate.
  3. [S1466] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Marriage Book One.
  4. [S2827] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500-1900s, Ancestry.com (database online), 2005.
  5. [S1] St Louis City Marriages 1804-76, Ancestry.com (database online), 2000.
  6. [S8055] Bernard Gausepohl Death Registration.
  7. [S8057] Unknown translator, "St. Boniface Parish Records."
  8. [S8048] John Henry Gausepohl Death Certificate.
  9. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  10. [S70] Franz Berg - Catherine Roseman Gausepont entry, Marriage Records, St. Louis, May 3, 1862.
  11. [S1416] Hermann Henry Rosemann Probate File.
  12. [S7992] Christine Guss e-mails to Bob Berg concerning "Rosemann & Berg families". , Berg/Rosemann line, January 18, 2013.
  13. [S2372] Franz Berg Probate File.
  14. [S1429] Franz Berg Sale of Property on Washington Avenue to David Roseman.
  15. [S753] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Probate Records of the City of St. Louis.
  16. [S8825] Francis Berg Will.
  17. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Franz Berg household.
  18. [S1464] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Two.
  19. [S83] Marguerite Marie Berg Frese, Family Group Sheet for Berg, Shoettle and Blume Family.
  20. [S946] St. Louis Genealogical Society, Old Cemeteries St. Louis County, Missouri Volume I, page 2.
  21. [S1351] Research Papers, Berg Family. Prepared by Henry A Berg.
  22. [S362] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Catherine Berg household.
  23. [S1377] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Productions of Agriculture Schedule), Catherine Berg entry.
  24. [S87] Marriage License Index, St. Louis County.
  25. [S97] Knierim - Berg marriage license.
  26. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Dora Berg.
  27. [S4591] Katherina Theresia Berg Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910.
  28. [S3873] St. Louis County Library, "Index to Register of Births, St. louis County, Missouri, 1883-1895" database.
  29. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Christina Matilda Lochhaus.
  30. [S5979] Edward O. Roseman Death Certificate.
  31. [S4083] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  32. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Edward Otto Andrew Roseman.
  33. [S4641] Marie Louise Lochhaas Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910.
  34. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Marie Louise Lochhaas.
  35. [S2540] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Knierim household.
  36. [S313] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Francis Charles Berg household.
  37. [S305] 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Knierim household.
  38. [S6035] Missouri Birth Records 1805-1980, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007, Estella Anthony Berg.
  39. [S363] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Maximilian Berg household.
  40. [S814] Probate Case File Catherine Knierim.
  41. [S62] Katherine Roseman Berg Knierim Obituary, May 8, 1917.
  42. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Knierim-Berg Obituary", May 8, 1917, page 17.
  43. [S32] St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Burial Records.
  44. [S1476] St. Peter Cemetery, St. Peter Cemetery Lot Purchase and Record Card, Bernard H. Rosemann Plot.
  45. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  46. [S430] Interview, Mary Berg Curdts, 1998.

Barbara Josephine Behm

F, #29, b. December 28, 1855, d. January 19, 1890
Father*Joseph Bëhm b. June 21, 1824, d. July 4, 1874
Mother*Anna Mary Matég b. June 5, 1822, d. July 24, 1901
ChartsOndrzeg Matiegu Descendents
Ondzeg Matiegu Descendant Chart (Indented)
Joseph Behm Descendents
Joseph Behm Descendant Chart (Indented)
Nicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)

Family History – see:

Barbara Josephine Berg
nee Behm
     She was normally known as Josephine.1 Barbara Josephine Behm, daughter of Joseph Bëhm and Anna Mary Matég, was born on December 28, 1855 in St. Louis, Missouri, 38.647176,-90.22522.2,3 She was baptized on December 30, 1855 at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, St. Louis, Missouri, by Father Henry Lipovsky sponsors were Michael and Barbara Czerny.2
She lived with her parents, Anna and Joseph, in 1860 at Rock Township, Jefferson County, Missouri.4
Barbara was enumerated with her parent Joseph Bëhm under the name of "Josephine Bimm" on the 1860 U. S. Census for Rock Township, Missouri. She was listed as a four-year-old white female born in Bavaria.4
She lived with her parents, Anna and Joseph, in 1870 at Bonhomme Township, St. Louis County, Missouri.5
Barbara was enumerated with her parent Joseph Bëhm under the name of "Josephine Boehm" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Bonhomme Township, Missouri. She was listed as a 14-year-old girl born in Missouri, her parents were foreign born.5
Barbara (her first marriage) marrried Francis Charles Berg (his first marriage) , son of Andreas Schamberger and Maria Antonio Johanna Barbara Josephina Rudolph, circa 1872 at Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri; Barbara was the daughter of Joseph Böhm, a merchant in the City of St. Louis and Mary Matég, daughter of Matthew Matég, a farmer in pago Brzchane, Bohemia. The witnesses were Martin Falletka and Matthew Czerny. The register lists Matthew Mateg as her father, according to a Weber family source he was actually her husband which appears likely as evidenced by the name of her daughter: Veronica Mateg.6 The children of this marriage were Joseph Francis, David Carl, Mary Emma, Henry Andrew, Katherina Theresia and Josephine Margaret.
Barbara was enumerated as the wife of Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger under the name of "Josephine Berg" on the 1880 U. S. Census of Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a 24-year-old white female born in Missouri. She was keeping house and could read but not write.1
Barbara died on January 19, 1890 at Manchester Road in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 34, Doctor Henry J. Dionysious was the attending physician.7 Her cause of death was Phthsis Pulmonalis.7 Mrs. Barbara Josephine Berg was buried on January 22, 1890 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, section 1, lot 5, grave 1. A new stone was placed on the grave, lot 21 in 1957 by Mayme E. Williams, her daughter. It was made of polished Barre granite and duplicated the inscription of the old stone.8,9,10
Francis Charles Berg, Josephine Berg and Katherine Berg Wood Tombstone

Family

Franz Karl Joseph Walter Schamberger b. September 30, 1848, d. November 26, 1914
Children

Citations

  1. [S361] 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Francis C. Berg household.
  2. [S26] Barbara Behm baptismal record.
  3. [S7724] Joseph F. Berg Death Certificate.
  4. [S3098] 1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Bimm household.
  5. [S2989] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), Joseph Boehm household.
  6. [S20] Behm-Mateg marriage record.
  7. [S6958] Josephine Berg Death Certificate.
  8. [S32] St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Burial Records.
  9. [S816] Francis C. Berg, Josephine Berg and Katherine Wood Monument Stone Bill.
  10. [S32] St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Burial Records, page 3, Section and Lot Report.

Sophie Grönemeier1

F, #30, b. 1856
Father*William Grönemeier b. February 26, 1839
Mother*Sophia Maria Dorothea Dannenberg b. August 22, 1830, d. October 23, 1914
     Sophie Grönemeier, daughter of William Grönemeier and Sophia Maria Dorothea Dannenberg, was born in 1856 in Madison County, Illinois.1
Sophie was enumerated with her parent William Grönemeier under the name of "Sopie Gronemeyer" on the 1870 U. S. Census for Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Madison County, Illinois. She was listed as a 14-year-old white female born in Illinois. It appears that her mother had been previously married and William Gronemeyer was her stepfather.1

Citations

  1. [S1188] 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William Gronemeyer household.