Bessie Lucile <I>Berger</I> Andros

Photo added by AnnMarie Andros-Serrano

Bessie Lucile Berger Andros

  • Birth 17 May 1921 Minnesota, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1998 USA
  • Burial Schererville, Lake County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 117485032

Written by: AnnMarie Andros-Serrano, granddaughter

Bessie Lucile Andros (my "gramma") was born May 17, 1921 in Clay Co., Hawley,Minnesota to Leo and Helen Julia Berger (Maiden name: Kasin).
She died on Sept. 21, 1998.
On that very day, a part of me died, too.

Bessie's father Leo was born in Lemberg, Austria, Hungary and came into the USA in 1902 at age 9. He arrived at Ellis island on May 14, 1902 on ship: Friedrich der Grosse. The port of departure was Bremen. Last residence: Men Mizon Passengers on the ship included: Jakob Fuchs (Jacob Fox), Charlotte Fuchs (AKA: Snowberger/Berger, Fuchs/Fox, Smith, & Maureth/Mauratt), Leopold Fuchs (Snowberger/Berger), Philipp Fuchs (Fox, Snowberger, Berger, Philip Snow Berger), Stefan Fuchs (Fannie,Stephanni, Fox, Muss, Kessler), Rose Fuchs (Rose/Rozella/Fox/Swift/Thibert)

Bessie's mom, Helen Julia Kasin was born in Iowa to Ole Kasin (Ole Halvorson Kasin) and Berget (Bergit Olsdtr. Kasa), both from Telemark, Norway.

At the time of her passing, Bessie was survived by one son, George (Patricia) Andros Jr. of Portage, IN, 2 grandchildren; Jeanne (Dr. William) Darroca, and AnnMarie Andros of Portage, 3 great grandchildren Dimitre & Alexis Darroca, and Christian DeBold.
Bessie also had nieces on her sister, Dorothy's side of the family.
Preceded in death by one brother, Orin (Alys) Berger, & 2 sister's Dorothy (Fontana/Miller), & Arlene (Steve) Cherven and their only son, Jimmy.
Bessie and some of her family are buried at Chapel Lawn Memorial Chapel in Schererville, IN.

My grandmother Bessie was THE greatest Gramma in the world. She was definitely one of THE most influential people in my whole life. She shaped my life in SO many ways. She was brilliant! She could do anything! She was such an inspiration! She instilled in me a love for music and art. She sang and played the organ beautifully (Many happy memories laughing and singing with Aunt Arlene, Grandma, and my sister!). She played the ukulele, harmonica, ... She created beautiful ornaments, prepared the yummiest meals and treats. She'd crochet the most lovely things. She was caring, generous, and just beautiful inside and out.
I think about her EVERY day & miss her more than words can ever express.

I'd love to exchange or share stories about the family and can be reached at or
I'm also on Facebook: AnnMarie Andros-Serrano

Parents: Leo Berger
Helen Julia Kasin
Leo's mom:
Charlotte Berger/Fox/Smith/Maurath

Charlottes parents:
George (Snow)berger
Catherine Parr?

Bessie's mom Helen Julia kssin's parents:
Ole H. Kasin
Berget O. Kasa

Bessie and George Andros Sr:
Had one son (my dad) George Andros Jr.

Bessie's Marriages
1st: (1941) Donald Eugene Caldwell
2nd: George Andros Sr.
Grandchildren: Jeanne Christine Andros Darroca, AnnMarie Andros (1. DeBold) Serrano

Great grand children: Alexis, Adam, & Nolan Darroca
Christian Jordan DeBold, Adrianna Reese Serrano

Everytime I hear, You Are My Sunshine, Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye, and many other old songs, she instantly comes to mind. She was my hero! Not a day goes by that I don't think of her.

Note: check findagrave,, & other genealogical websites for more info.





  • Created by: AnnMarie Andros-Serrano
  • Added: 22 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117485032
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Lucile Berger Andros (17 May 1921–21 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117485032, citing Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by AnnMarie Andros-Serrano (contributor 48237691) .