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Nilla Luck "Nilly" Dickenson Berger
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1830
Death: Nov. 22, 1904

Nilla Luck Dickenson was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, October 5, 1830, the daughter of Dr. and Reverend Crispin Dickenson, a Baptist minister, and his second wife, Christiana Berger. She was reared in a large family of one sister, two brothers, two half-sisters and five half-brothers. She was only 14 years of age when she married George Tyree Berger, May 8, 1845. She and her husband were first cousins once removed, her grandfather (Jacob Berger) being brother to her father-in-law (David Berger).

A woman of small stature, she had a high clear soprano voice and "heisted tunes" at all meetings. She was a fine Christian person of great personal sweetness and had the rare gifts of thoughtfulness and resourcefulness. Following the Civil War when commodities of every nature were almost non-existent, she would garner and polish the finest and reddest apples and scarce sugar to make up confections to put in her children's stockings on Christmas Eve. She was a skilled needlewoman, and there was many a piece of embroidery, quilting or hemstitching treasured by her descendants down through the years. A meticulous housekeeper and a gracious hostess, she was known as "Mam" by her children who loved her greatly.

After her husband's death in 1901, she made her home with her daughter, Lucy Alice Cocke, at Danville, Virginia, where she died, November 22, 1904. She was buried at Berger Cemetery, Berger Store, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia next to her husband.

- Bio written by Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand

 
 
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 Parents:
  Crispin Dickenson (1787 - 1832)
  Christiana Berger Dickenson (1802 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  George Tyree Berger (1820 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Alison Berger (1847 - 1931)*
  Reid Berger (1849 - 1875)*
  George Acton Berger (1853 - 1856)*
  David Crispin Berger (1857 - 1894)*
  Samuel Berger (1861 - 1939)*
  Thomas Carson Berger (1863 - 1930)*
  Lucy Alice Berger Cocke (1865 - 1947)*
  Hettie Roe Berger Bennett (1869 - 1944)*
  Anna Belle Berger Ramsey (1872 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Chapman Dickenson Goad (1809 - 1854)**
  Noten Dickenson (1813 - 1875)**
  Susanna Shelton Dickenson Wright (1815 - 1843)**
  Lucy Ann Wade Graves (1828 - 1861)*
  David Vincent Dickenson (1829 - 1885)*
  Nilla Luck Dickenson Berger (1830 - 1904)
  Crispin Dickenson (1832 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Asleep in Jesus
 
Note: Wife of Col. George Tyree Berger
 
Burial:
Berger Cemetery
Toshes
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
Plot: LAT: 36.95738 - LON: 79.48404
 
Maintained by: Roanna Camden Cann
Originally Created by: S.G. Thompson
Record added: Jul 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11397724
Nilla Luck Nilly <i>Dickenson</i> Berger
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Nilla Luck Nilly <i>Dickenson</i> Berger
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Nilla Luck Nilly <i>Dickenson</i> Berger
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