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 John Adam Berger

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John Adam Berger

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Sep 1916 (aged 69)
Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Burial Canton, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section O
Memorial ID 42977215 View Source

s/o William and Angeline (Schmeltzer) Berger
h/o Cecilia (Batdorff) Berger, m. May 25, 1869, Millersburg PA
Children: Calvin Michael Berger, Daniel L. Batdorff Berger, Ellen Cecilia Berger Lerch, Sadie Berger Sharp, William D. Berger

(Canton Repository, Sat., Sept. 9, 1916)
Founder of Berger Company Dies from Paralysis Stroke--John Adam Berger Passes Away at 69 Years of Age--Tin Shop Became Immense Factory--Masons to Participate in Funeral Services at Residence Monday
- John Adam Berger, 69, of 979 Cleveland Ave., N.W., died at his home Friday afternoon. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis from which he had been suffering for the past four months.
Mr. Berger was one of the best known men throughout this vicinity, having been the originator of the present Berger Manufacturing Company. He was born in Bethel, PA, in 1847. In 1866 he married Miss Cecelia Batdorff of Bethel. Mr. Berger came to this city 37 years ago and for a number of years was employed in a tin shop and later as funeral director for the late J.B. McCrea. After working for Mr. McCrea for a number of years, he started his own tin shop which was the home of the first Berger Mfg. Co. He retired from active business life in 1901.
Mr. Berger read a great deal and was an extensive traveler. He toured Europe and several times traveled throughout this country.
He is survived by two sons, Calvin M. of Chicago, and William D. of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. J.E. Sharp, of Oak Park IL, and Mrs. D. William Lerch, of this city; two brothers, Harry Berger of New York City, and Lewis Berger of this city, and by two sisters, Mrs. E.A. Forry and Mrs. C.K. Schrade, both of this city.
Funeral services will be held at his residence Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. E.P. Herbruck officiating. The Masons will hold ritual services at the home. Burial will be made in Westlawn cemetery.


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