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 Anton Berles

Anton Berles

Birth
Death 13 Dec 1905 (aged 79–80)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec. 1, Lot 61-W, Grave #3
Memorial ID 124325965 · View Source
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BERLES IS FOUND

OLD MAN WALKED OUT OF CITY AND STRUCK BY TRAIN.

ANTON BERLES, the aged man who disappeared from his home, 321 Straight street, yesterday, and who was at first believed to have been the man who was killed by a dynamite explosion at the Soldiers' Home, was brought to this city this afternoon by William Eardley of Cascade.

Mr. Berles, who is 80 years of age, walked out of the city and according to his story, was struck by a Pere Marquette freight train near Fox station this morning. Mr. Eardley found him and cared for him until he was able to hitch up and bring him to this city. The ambulance was called to Union depot at 2 p.m. and the old man transferred from Eardley's rig. He was then taken to St. Mary's hospital.

In spite of his age and a rather severe shaking up will probably recover. Police headquarters notified the relatives of the missing man and they repaired to the hospital.

THE EVENING PRESS, Grand Rapids, Mich., Wed., Dec. 13, 1905, Pg. 1, Col. 5, Art. 2

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ANTON BERLES DEAD

OLD MAN WHO WANDERED AWAY DIES AS RESULT OF EXPOSURE.

ANTON BERLES, aged 80 years, who was found in the ditch at the side of the Pere Marquette track near Fox station yesterday by Edward Eardley and brought to this city, died about midnight last night at his home, 831 Straight street, where he was taken from St. Mary's hospital.

Mr. Berles wandered away in the fog of day before yesterday and walked out of the city. He was reported missing to the authorities, who found no trace of him until there came a call for the ambulance from Union depot, where he was taken by Mr. Eardley.

The deceased had been a resident of Grand Rapids for more than thirty years and was well known, especially among the German-American residents. He was born in Germany. He was the father of FRANK W. BERLES, who was killed in the same accident that caused the serious injury of Alderman and Mrs. C.M. Droste. He lived with his daughter-in-law, MRS. LOTTA BERLES, and is survived by two sons and two daughters, JOSEPH and ANTON BERLES, MRS. MATTHEW SCHMIDT and MRS. JOHN DROSTE.

THE EVENING PRESS, Grand Rapids, Mich., Thurs., Dec. 14, 1905, Pg. 7, Col. 2, Art. 2

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  • Created by: Mike Cronk
  • Added: 29 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124325965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anton Berles (1825–13 Dec 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124325965, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Mike Cronk (contributor 47300132) .