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HASKELL/CASPER/KASPER BERGER

Haskell is the name handed down in the family. The name is an Americanized version of Chatskel, which derives from the Hebrew name, Ezekiel.
Census records of 1900 show our CASPER BERGER living in Chicago, although in later records the name is spelled KASPER. The Illinois Death Index also spells his name Kasper. These versions are attempts to translate the name "Chatskel" to English. The records in the census match what we know of Haskell Berger even to location, his occupation and the names of some of his children. (more below)

From Haskell's death certificate we learn that his father was SAMUEL BERGER and his mother was YETTA ROSENBLOOM. Haskell had at least two half brothers, DAVID and LAZER. Their mother was SARAH ESTHER KAPLAN. Below are photos of both brothers, David on the left and Lazer on the right with their wives.


A few photos of David's family

Photos of Lazer showing several
family members in Chicago

More photos of David's family

Photos of Haskell and two known brothers.

BIRTH: Haskell was from the village of Lipsk, Poland. He was born in 1837 according to the information his daughter Anna gave for his death certificate in 1922 but it seems, from other records, his birth was c. 1842. Lipsk and some of the surrounding area has at times been in the Suwalki governmental area and at other times in the Grodno district and later it was considered a part of Russia and of Belarus

MARRIAGE #1:
Haskell married SARAH YAGLOVSKY in Poland / Russia. The following is the 1900 census report of Illinois. It shows some birthdates that conflict with the census of 1910. It also shows just seven of their eleven children still living when it seems that there were still eight living in 1900.

BERGER CASPER 58 M W RUSS IL COOK 7-WD CHICAGO 1900 (West Town) Casper born Jan.1842 is 58 years old and has been married 40 years. Occupation Glazier. Arrival 1890. Yrs. here, 10. Casper speaks, reads and writes in English. Rents home. He and both parents were born in Russia. SARAH is his wife born May, 1843. She is 57 years old and married 40 years. 11 children born, 7 living. She does not read, write or speak English. She and her parents all born in Russia. She arrived in US 1891. (We now know she travelled to US with a daughter and three sons.) Son SAM born May 1876 in Russia. Age 24. Sam speaks Eng. reads and writes. He is a clerk. Son PHILIP b.(maybe March, 1877) in Russia. He is age 22 and single. Philip is a cigar maker. He reads and speaks English. The family lives on O'Brien St. Most of these family members spoke several languages. The age for Haskell here is quite different from the 1910 census. Philip's name is spelled differently in the 1910 census.

MARRIAGE #2: On August 11, 1909 Haskell married Giddel Laufman in Chicago. His age on the marriage certificate was given as 70 and Giddel's was 51. Haskell was probably close to 72 at this time.

In the Illinois Census of 1910 (T624:Roll:277 Page:162) Haskell is shown as Kasper and he has a wife by the name of GITEL to whom he has been married one year. Their address is 6037 South Carpenter Street. It shows "Kasper" Berger age 75, born about 1835. He is listed as a white male who speaks German. He is said to have arrived in this country in 1890 and is a glazier doing odd jobs. His wife's name is GITEL, age 53 and she has been married for one year. She was born in Russia, speaks German and became a citizen in 1909. Living with them is Haskell's son, Phillip and his wife, Rose. Phillip is 28 (age does not fit with 1900 census) and Rose is 18 and was born in New York. Phillip was born in Russia about 1882. (Other info. says about 1878). He speaks German and is a cigar maker. He and Rose have been married a year.

Haskell's marriage to Gitel may have been one based on quickly getting another family member into the US from Russia. Ancestry.com gives her name as Femi Gitel Laufman daughter of Mendel Laufman Birth: 1855 at Koden. The Polish village of Koden is about 150 miles South of Lipsk. Haskell married Gitel the same year that his first wife, Sarah died in 1909. Gitel did not show as his wife on his death certificate in 1922 which only listed Sarah. There might be a connection of Mendel Laughman to Leah Lozman's family (she was wife of Abraham, Haskell's son). The names Laufman and Lozman might be different spellings of the same name. Perhaps that conection would explain how Gitel was able to come to U.S.

CHILDREN: The Illinois Census of 1900 states that Haskell and Sarah had at least eleven children but seven were living in 1900. The reference to only seven children living does not seem to be accurate as shown by the research of a grandaughter of Haskell's. Long after the 1900 census, LILLIAN BERGER and her grandaughter, BRENDA SUE WESTCOTT, listed names of eight living children of Haskell and Sarah, showing several with their Hebrew names.

UPDATED INFORMATION 2012 FOR MEYER BERGER

MEYER HILLEL BERGER Meyer appears to have been the eldest child of Sarah and Kasper/Haskell Berger. Due to a variety of dates given for his birth it has taken extra research but the year narrows down to about 1864. Meyer was born at Lipsk, Poland and when grown spent time between Poland and the U.S. Meyer married Rebecca, surname unknown, when he was just 18, in 1881-1882. In 1903, when he was about 39, he seems to have made his first trip to this country alone. He arrived June 4, 1903 at Baltimore, Maryland on the ship Brandenburg from Bremen, Germany. His occupation was a joiner (carpenter). His destination was listed as Chicago, going to his father, K. Berger who lived at 282 W. Lake Street. The ship manifest showed his age as 45 which would have made his birth date about 1847 and that was found to be inaccurate. (br> The Illinois Census of 1910 has not been found for Meyer for he had returned to Poland by 1906 where his daughter, Dina was born in 1907. It is possible that the 1903 trip to Chicago was just for a visit with his father and mother. The next time we find Meyer living there was in 1918. Meyer's son, Harry, was living in Chicago and on his draft card he showed Meyer H. Berger, as his closest relative who was living at 1129 O’Brian Street. In 1921 Rebecca arrived with their daughter, Dina who was still living with her parents in 1930 at age 23.
According to the research of Lillian Berger and her grandaughter, Brenda Sue Westcott, who were cousins of Meyer, he and Rebecca had the following children and possibly others:
A SON ISADORE BERGER born about 1883. He married his cousin, Anna Berger, daughter of Saumuel K. Berger and Mary. In the 1930 census Isadore was shown working as a druggist in his own store in Chicago. He was shown to be age 47 and to have arrived in this country in 1904.
A SON HARRY LAZARUS BERGER was b.c. 1885-6. He and wife Jeannette had a grocery store in Chicago. Their sons were Bernard and Irving.
A DAUGHTER DINA BERGER whose information is still unknown.
A DAUGHTER SHAYNDALE BERGER who is thought to have married Sid Goldstien.

Meyer's son Harry with wife Jeanette

Photos of Meyer's family with many members

LEAH or LEHINDA BERGER was a red-head born in 1862 in Russia. She married MOSES DUNSKY/DALSEY. Moses was from Grodno, Belarus and Leah and Moses lived there and raised much of their large family there until 1881 when they came to Chicago. Grodno was just a short distance from Lipsk, Poland. Moses Dalsey/Dunskey was a cousin of Abraham Berger's wife, Leah Loseman Berger. Moses and Leah had 12 artistic children interested in music, art, architecture. One of their children was DAVID DALSEY born about 1903 who invented the process that made instant mashed potatoes which he sold to the French Company. Another son was HARRY DALSEY who was the architect for the Gold Coast Suites also known as the Wilmar Hotel, Abby Residential Hotel and later as the Chicago East Apartment Hotel. It was located at 11 West Division Street on the Near North Side.( From: http://skyscrapers.com/re/en/wm/bu/117274.) Other children were HATTIE, JULIUS, ETHEL, BERTHA, SAMUEL, FANNY, ROSE, ALECK, MINNIE, SIDNEY and STELLA. Many of the children from this marriage never married. Several of them lived together for many years in Chicago.

SAMUEL K. BERGER was born about 1866 in Russia and arrived in the US in 1885 at the age of 19 or 20. He married PELTA MARY COHEN and he was a glazier. The records of Samuel's daughter, Lillian show the following children's names: LILLIAN FRIEDA, ANNIE, MANDEL S., ETTA, ARTHUR H., DAVID MEYER, MAX, ROSE "CELIA", SOL, EDWARD, and LOTTIE. The names given at different census times varied quite a bit.
The Fed. Census of 1910 in Illinois shows a Samuel Berger in Chicago who was 44 years of age and had the following children living at home, all born in Illinois: MANDEL b. 1889, LILLIAN b. 1890, ETTA b.1892, ARCHIE b. 1894, ROSE b. 1895, LOTTIE b. 1897, DAVID b. 1899 and MAX b.1901.
Samuel owned the S.K. Berger Glass Company with his father, Haskell, in downtown Chicago at the end of the Loop on Lake Street. Samuel was in the Illinois National Guard in 1898. At first, before 1900, Samuel was living on 60th and Carpenter in Englewood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Later, before 1910 he and Mary moved to a building on Harrison St. in Chicago. It was a flat in an apartment house. He was fairly well off and may have owned the building. After he left the Englewood residence it seems his father, Haskell moved there. Some or all of Samuel's sons and at least one son-in-law were working as glaziers when they matured. It is interesting that Samuel was still quite young when he came to this country and that his father, Haskell evidently followed him in 1890. His mother, Sarah, arrived in 1891 with his sister, Hannah and three of his brothers. Samuel had an uncle, Lazarus Berger, who came to Chicago from Poland about 1869-1870 who may have been instrumental in Samuel's decision to choose Chicago as well. There are two references to Samuel K. Berger in the following: The "American Jewish Year Book Chicago (1926) B'nai Samuel Berger, 4026 Van Buren. Rabbi, Solomon Levy. Pres., Samuel K. Berger." And "Ahavas Achim Chicago City, 3437 Ogden Av., Rabbi, J. Goldberg. Pres., Samuel K. Berger." There is a Social Security listing of the death of Samuel K. Berger on July 9, 1935 in Cook County, Illinois.

Two of the daughters of Sam and Mary.

ABRAHAM ISAAC BERGER also known as Avrum Isak was born about 1870 in Poland / Russia probably at Lipsk. He married LEAH RACHEL LOZMAN. She was born in 1872. Abraham was 6' tall and a cabinet maker-carpenter. He disliked working indoors and spent a lot of his working years at shipyards in the East, particularly in Philadelphia. Shortly after their marriage in Poland Abe was drafted and became a soldier in the Russian Army. He had a sabre fight and cut off his opponent's ear. He was arrested and held. He wrote for help to his father in Chicago to buy him out of the army and Haskell complied. Abe arrived in the U.S. from Bremen, Germany on the S.S. Oldenberg Jan. 21, 1899 after a two week voyage. His original departure was from his village of Lipsk which was then a part of Russia. His occupation was listed on the manifest as a joiner. His age was shown as 29. Leah joined him with their first two daughters, Minnie and Bessie, later that year. She must have arrived by Oct. or Nov. 1899 as their first son, Ezra "Edward" was born July 9, 1900 in Chicago. Abe spoke German, Polish, Russian and Yiddish. Leah learned to speak English in Chicago. Because he had the ability to understand and speak several languages, Abe was called to Ellis Island quite often to translate for new arrivals. But his work was mostly as a union carpenter. He was likely a member of the carpenter’s union Local 504 because this was the only local in Chicago open to Jews. These were years of strife and strikes as the the unions were forming. Abe often got caught up in the turmoil and was a strong union advocate. This made it economically hard on his family.
Abe and Leah had six children: MINNIE BERGER Born 1896 and BESSIE BERGER born 1898 in Russia. The rest of the children were born in Chicago including: EZRA "EDWARD" MANDEL BERGER Born 1900, HARRY ARTHUR BERGER Born 1902, JULIUS BERGER Born 1904 and FAYE BERGER Born 1907. Abraham died June 27, 1927 in Chicago of pneumonia. Leah died March 14, 1917 after a ten day stay in the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Cause of her death was listed as miocarditis with complications of diabetes. Abraham married again and the family was broken up as this second marriage didn't last long. The name of the second wife has been lost. Abe has not been found on the census for 1920 but one clue to his residence at that time might come from the draft notice dated Sept. 12, 1918 for his son, Edward. It states that Abe was living at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Abe may have taken a job there as a carpenter right after the Proving Grounds were first starting in 1917. He was there the year after his wife, Leah, had died. It is known that he returned to Chicago where he died in 1927. Abe was buried at the Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. So far his record has not been found for the Census of 1920.

View various photos of Abraham's family.

LOUIS LEIB LAZER BERGER was born in Lipsk,Poland / Russia in 1875. Louis arrived in Chicago with his mother and three other siblings in 1891, to join his father, Haskell, who had come the year before. They had departed from Hamburg and came to U.S. through Liverpool, England. Louis' wife to be, ROSE LIPSCHITS, arrived in 1894. Their marriage is listed in the Cook County, Illinois marriage index of 1897. They had been married 14 years in 1910 and he was 35 years old. Two daughters are shown on the 1910 Census report. JENNIE was nine and ETTIE was seven. The census shows that they all came from Russia and all spoke Yiddish. However, the children must have been born in this country according to their listed ages and the marriage date. Louis was a carpenter and Rose worked in a stationery store. Naturalization papers of Louis show that he was sponsored by his older brother, Samuel K. Berger. He applied in 1893 and was granted citizenship in 1895. Louis had to place his "mark" on the papers of 1893 but by 1895 he was able to sign his name, although it was obviously very awkward for him to do so. His final naturalization papers show he was living at 124 Dekoven St. in Chicago. The 1910 census shows Louis and Rose living at 2018 Polk Street. In 1917-18 they lived at 1805 Hastings Street, according to his draft notice. It appears this move was into the former apartment of MENDEL YAGLOVSKY and REBECCA BERGER YAGLOVSKY, double cousins of Louis'. Mendel was his mother Sarah's nephew. The 1920 census shows them living at 1514 West Hastings Street. Also shown on the draft notice form is that Louis was employed at Swift and Company as a carpenter at the N.S. yards, which were probably the stock yards. Louis was described as having a medium build, medium height with gray eyes and gray hair. On the same form Louis said his birth day and birth year were unknown but stated he was born in the month of April. In 1930 he and Rose lived at 1522 Hastings Street.

SIMON "SAM" BERGER was also known as Samuel "Schimmen" Aaron Berger was born in Poland / Russia. According to the Illinois Census of 1900, this second one in the family to have the name "Sam" arrived in Chicago with his mother and three siblings in 1891. He is shown to have been born May, 1876. He is listed in the census of 1900 as a clerk. He is said by his nephew, Edward Berger, to have lived to be 92 years of age so his death would have been c.1968. In his later years he was fondly called the “Mayor” of Rogers Park as he spent a lot of time there visiting his neighbors and sharing his strong opinions. He married MARY(?). Sam was a glazier with the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. for 50 years. Their two children were Ruth and Hilbert. In 1920 Sam shows in the Illinois Census as S.A. Berger, age 44. It states he arrived in this country from Russia in 1890 and was naturalized in 1895. He and Mary, age 32, have a daughter, RUTH who is 16 and a son, HILBERT BERGER who is 14. Mary was born in Illinois but her parents were from Russia. Daughter RUTH BERGER was working as a stenographer for a soap company. They owned their home on Brian Place in Chicago. This may be the same residence where his father, Haskell, had lived with Sarah in 1900. That address was on O'Brien Street. Hilbert "Sonny" and his wife, BESS BERGER had one daughter. His sister, RUTH married LEO BLOCK in 1939. Leo had a twin brother, SAMUEL BLOCK. Samuel and another brother, WILLIAM BLOCK opened a department store in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1910 called Block Brothers. Leo joined them in 1912 and the store was prosperous and popular for many years and was finally closed in 1965. Ruth was widowed in 1977 and died at age 97 on August 29, 2000 leaving a gift of $1.5 million dollars to various charites and another large amount to family members. This was published in the Kenosha News, August 21, 2001 along with photos and a nice article about her life. She and Leo had no children.

HANNAH "ANNA" BERGER also known as "Channe" or "Chanie" was born about 1877. She married SAMUEL BROWDE and had seven children. According to the Illinois Census of 1910, Sam Browde was a time keeper in a cutlery office in Chicago. He and Anna spoke English. The family lived on what looks like Edgemont Ave. There is an announcement Feb. 14, 1897 in the Chicago Tribune of a marriage license issued to Annie Berger and Scholem Broud. Ages 23 and 21. Hannah, shown on the 1910 census as Annie, is 33 years old. They arrived in USA, Sam in 1890 and Annie in 1891. Anna, with three brothers and her mother came to US together to join Haskell who had arrived in 1890. Differing from the census report is information provided by their daughter, Lillian that Samuel arrived in this country in 1885 and Annie arrived in 1889. Lillian also states that Sam was born in 1875 and Annie was born in 1879. However the ship manifest shows the year of arrival for Anna and all was 1891. It appears Anna and Sam married in this country and all children were born here. LILLIAN was born 1898. AARON, an architect, was known for designing the Lodge at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. He was born in 1900. CHARLOTTE was born in 1904 and died in 1933. JACOB was born in 1905 and died 1907. JAY was born in 1908 and EVELYN was born in 1912. MARVIN was the youngest born in 1915. On September 17, 1922 Hanna "Anna" supplied the information of Haskell, her father, on his death certificate. At that time the Browdes were living at 2237 Washburne Ave. in Chicago and Haskell died at their home. It is probable that he had been living with them at the end of his life. His name did not show in the 1920 census of Chicago, Ill. Anna signed her name on the certificate as Mrs. Anna Browde. Hannah "Anna" died March 9, 1941 when about 62 and about 10 years before the death of Samuel Browde.

Photos of Anna and her family.

PHILIP,PHIL,"PHYVAL","FEIWEL BERGER" was the youngest child of the family. His birth was c.1877 in Poland / Russia probably at Lipsk. The Illinois Census of 1900 shows that he arrived in this country with his mother, Sarah, his sister and two brothers in 1891. His father, Haskell had come in 1890. Philip married ROSE(?) about 1909. The Illinois Census of 1910 shows Philip and Rose are living with his father, Haskell and Haskell's second wife, Gitel. (Sarah had died in 1909.) They are living at 60th and Carpenter St. This had once been the residence of Samuel K. Berger, Philip's older brother. Philip and Rose had been married less than one year in 1910. In 1917 They took Abraham's youngest daughter, FAYE BERGER to live with them for a while after her mother died. Faye, born in 1907, was unhappy living with her uncle and his wife and didn't stay with them long. Philip was a cigar maker and he and Rose had no children of their own but adopted or at least raised two boys who became scientists, according to the memory of Edward Berger, a nephew of Philip's. In the Illinois Census of 1930 Philip is shown as age 50 and to have arrived from Russia in 1893. Actually the ship's manifest has been located and he arrived in 1891 with his mother and three siblings. Two young boys are listed as living with Philip and Rose. They are LEO GOLMAN age 4 years and 11 months and BARRY GOLMAN age 3 years and (?) months. They are listed as lodgers and the children of parents born in Russia. It is possible that these are the boys Philip and Rose raised. Philip died about 1941.

View Philip, his wife Rose and father Haskell

LOCATIONS: Haskell started life in Russia / Poland but he and Sarah arrived in Chicago, he in 1890 and she in 1891. Chazkel "Haskell" is listed as departing on 24 Oct.1890 from Hamburg for North America via Liverpool (not clear as to actual arrival data). His residence was "Lilpsk" Dobrowe,Russia. He was traveling alone. Chaie "Sarah" Berger left on 29 August 1891 and she had 4 children with her: Channe, Feiwel, Leib, and Schimen. Their residence listed as Lipsk. They too arrived in America from Hamburg via Liverpool. Both Sarah and Haskell were about 53 when they arrived in this country. The children's Americanized names became Anna, Philip, Louis and Simon who was also known as Sam but not to be confused with his older brother Samuel K. Berger.
The 1900 census shows Haskell and Sarah living at 25 O'Brien Street along with their sons Philip and Simon "Sam". This was in the West township of Cook County, Illinois. Hannah "Annie" and Louis both had married in 1897 so were not living with their parents. In 1903 Haskell's son Meyer Hillel Berger arrived in Chicago. The ship's manifest showns that he was going to the residence of his father, K. Berger, at 282 West Lake Street in Chicago. Eventually Haskell and Sarah made their home in Englewood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, at 6057 Carpenter St. where Sarah died in 1909. This home had previously been the residence of Samuel K. Berger, Haskell's son. Haskell remained in Illinois the rest of his life. Sometime before or during 1922 Haskell moved in with his daughter Hannah "Anna" and son-in-law, Sam Browde at 2237 Washburne Ave. Chicago, where he died.

DEATH: Here is Haskell's Social Security death record: BERGER KASPER M / W UNK 6022564 1922-09-16 COOK CHICAGO burial 22-09-17. Notice the 'K' for his name. This is true for the 1910 Chicago census as well. Haskell seems to have lived about 85 years. His death certificate gives cause of death as organic heart disease with decompensation and "arterio" sclerosis. He was listed as a widower and his former wife was listed as Sarah. Gitel's name was not shown. He was buried at Oakwoods Cemetery in Englewood, Illinois on Sept. 18, 1922. Information on the death certificate was provided by his daughter, Hannah "Anna" Browde.

NOTES:


According to a memory of EDWARD M. BERGER, a grandson of Haskell, there was also a brother who owned a large amount of stock in the French railroads who stayed in Europe. Haskell and his son, SAMUEL K. BERGER, were both glaziers and owned and ran the S.K. Glass Company in Chicago.

Haskell and Sarah's grandson, Ezra "Edward" Mandel Berger recalled a trip from Chicago to his grandparent's home in the suburb of Englewood. They rode a train part way.
"In 1903, the Englewood Elevated Railroad Company, sponsored by and later absorbed into the South Side 'L', was created to build the long planned branch into the growing Englewood neighborhood." ..."The line opened in 1905." (From http://www.chicago-l.org/history/4line.html)
About this time, Abraham took little Edward who was about 4-5 on the train to the end of the line and continued to walk from there to Haskell's home which was at 60th street and Carpenter. Ed recalled it seemed to him to be a long walk from the end of the line to his grandfather's and he rode on his father’s shoulders. Abraham was taking Edward to see his grandmother, Sarah who was ill. His grandmother was lying on a couch. Edward was not allowed to get too close to her but she saw him, raised up on her elbow and smiled at him. He thought she was dying then, but Sarah lived on until 1909.

Haskell had a brother, David Berger b.c. 1844. David had children by his first wife in Poland. When she died he remarried and about 1916 or so they moved to England where he had more children with Shanie Berger. They were planning a move to New York soon, but she died before they could leave. In 1921 David, along with two daughters, arrived in the U.S. Also in 1921 he made a visit to see his brothers, Haskell and Lazer in Chicago. It was their first time together since these three elderly men were youngsters in Poland.

Another brother of Haskell's was Lazer Berger. The Illinois Census of 1900 shows BERGER, LAGARUS 55 W IL 18-WD CHICAGO COOK CTY. (Series: T623 Roll: 268 Page: 81) Enum. June 5, 1900. The actual census page shows the name as LAZARUS, unlike the heading. Lazarus Berger was born March 1845 and is 55 years old. His wife is IDA BERGER and she was born May 1845. They have been married 36 years and have five living children of seven born. They are shown to be from Germany (?)and their children were all shown to have been born in Illinois. Actually the family came from Poland / Russia and their son, LOUIS BERGER, must have been born there and not in Illinois. He was born March 1865, is 35 and single. Son HARRY BERGER was born Sep. 1877 and is 22 and single b. in Illinois and son, ABRAHAM BERGER b. Oct. 1882 is 17 and single b. in Illinois. Lazarus is a junk dealer, Louis is a Gents ? Fu--ous? Pig dealer? Harry is a watchmaker? and Abraham is a clerk. Lazarus and Ida Married about 1864 and arrived in Chicago about 1869-1870. The other two living children mentioned in 1900 have not been identified or found. LAZER BERGER was said, by a grandaughter of Haskell, EVELYN HAYES, to have already been living in Chicago during the huge fire of 1871.

There is a SAMUEL BERGER who married a DELIA/SELIA. They arrived in Chicago sometime before the 1880 census and the name was shown as SAMUEL BIRGER at that time. It is not know if Samuel is somehow related to Haskell, David and Lazer. But it seems possible so it appears here. This family shows up in Chicago in the census records of 1900 and 1910 and in 1912 when Samuel Berger died. Selia died between 1900 and 1910. The census of 1880 shows that the birth of Samuel was 1857 but the 1900 census shows he was born c.1849. The name of Sam's wife was Delia in 1880 but Selia in the 1900 and 1910 census. There were six children born to this family. The funeral for Sam was held at the Congregation Ohavo Shalen Mariampol in Chicago so they may have originated in Mariampol, Poland which is part of the Suwalki area not too far from Lipsk.

MANY THANKS GO TO ALL LISTED BELOW.

She is not a family member but FAYE CORNET is a very generous volunteer who helped find the early records of Samuel K. Berger when this search began. Also information of several of the Berger family members was contributed by CECIL BROWDE of Chicago, the widow of Marvin Browde, from photos and family notes. Another source was the research of LILLIAN BERGER and her grandaughter, BRENDA SUE WESTCOTT who several years ago completed a long list of descendants of Haskell and Sarah Berger. Lillian and Brenda were descendants of Samuel K. and Mary Berger. For much additional information from his own research and for giving me the data collected by Lillian and Brenda I thank SHELDON ISENBERG, a relative of Sarah Yaglovsky Berger, wife of Haskell. ROBERT KOLBER has done much Berger research for his wife, ANNE KOLBER who is a descendant of David Berger. He has donated much valuable family information of Haskell's brother, David and his family as well as that of Haskell and Sarah. Several old photos were found and added to our knowledge of the family by SUZANNE BERGER WALKER from the line of Meyer Hillel Berger. CHERYL ZELMAN, another relative of the David Berger line has also added photos and much date to the work which is still in progress. Another great source of information is that of MAURY KITCES who is always on the look-out for anything helpful.

IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS PLEASE send an email to ljeggers@yahoo.com

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