Willis Bergey

M, b. 24 December 1908
     Willis Bergey was born on 24 December 1908 at Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Monroe W. Bergey and Emma P. Nyce.


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Charlotte Bergin

     Charlotte Bergin married Franklin Louis Selk.

Child of Charlotte Bergin and Franklin Louis Selk

Irmgard Luise Wilhelmine Bergmann

F, b. 30 August 1893, d. 13 August 1975
     Irmgard Luise Wilhelmine Bergmann was born on 30 August 1893 at Seelow. She was the daughter of Julius Bergmann and Luise Ochsner. Irmgard Luise Wilhelmine Bergmann married Otto Munzinger, son of Gustav Munzinger and Elisabeth Müller, on 15 August 1922 at Berlin-Friedenau, Germany. Irmgard Luise Wilhelmine Bergmann died on 13 August 1975 at Köln / Deutz, Germany, at age 81.

Children of Irmgard Luise Wilhelmine Bergmann and Otto Munzinger

Julius Bergmann

M, b. 8 June 1861, d. 10 April 1903
     Julius Bergmann was born on 8 June 1861 at Berlin, Germany. He married Luise Ochsner on 23 January 1892 at Berlin, Germany. Julius Bergmann died on 10 April 1903 at Berlin, Germany, at age 41.

Child of Julius Bergmann and Luise Ochsner

Aron Henric Bergstrom

M, b. 19 January 1882, d. 10 April 1933
     Aron Henric Bergstrom was born on 19 January 1882 at Sweden. He married Clara Theresa Williams. Aron Henric Bergstrom died on 10 April 1933 at Almont, Morton Co., ND, at age 51. He was buried in April 1933 at Almont Cemetery, Almont, Morton Co., ND, Findagrave #115128362.

Child of Aron Henric Bergstrom and Clara Theresa Williams

Clifford Alton Bergstrom

M, b. 19 August 1920, d. 18 July 2000
     Clifford Alton Bergstrom was born on 19 August 1920 at Almont, Morton Co., ND. He was the son of Aron Henric Bergstrom and Clara Theresa Williams. Clifford Alton Bergstrom married Dorothy Kerr, daughter of John Niswonger Kerr and Mabel Valentine Carrel, on 25 November 1954 at Monterey Co., CA, no children. Clifford Alton Bergstrom died on 18 July 2000 at Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., CA, at age 79. He was cremated in 2000 Findagrave #115128236.

Phillip H. Bergwall

M, b. 30 October 1910, d. 26 February 1970
     Phillip H. Bergwall was born on 30 October 1910. He married Arabel Cecile Lovelace, daughter of Guy Lovelace and Belva Myrtle Burr, on 4 August 1934. Phillip H. Bergwall died on 26 February 1970 at Solano Co., CA, at age 59.

Sylvia Zathoe Berisford

F, b. 2 June 1888, d. 22 December 1961
     Sylvia Zathoe Berisford was born on 2 June 1888 at Fletcher, Miami Co., OH. She married Shelby Lawrence Webb, son of Jasper Wilden Webb and Angeline Sara Johnson, on 19 October 1922. Sylvia Zathoe Berisford died on 22 December 1961 at Fletcher, Miami Co., OH, at age 73.

Children of Sylvia Zathoe Berisford and Shelby Lawrence Webb


  1. [S1941] 1940 Federal Census, Miami County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3115.

Caroline Berkley

F, b. 6 August 1837, d. 16 June 1919
     Caroline Berkley was born on 6 August 1837. She married Jonas Flickinger. Caroline Berkley died on 16 June 1919 at age 81. She was buried in June 1919 at Orange Township Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, Findagrave #95528292.

Child of Caroline Berkley and Jonas Flickinger

James S. Berkshire

     James S. Berkshire married Martha I. Starr, daughter of John M. Starr and Mary Eliza Ferguson, on 13 January 1853 at Harrison Co., IN.

Allen P. Berkstresser

M, b. 25 September 1885
     Occupation: While athletic coach at Iowa State Teachers College, Mr. Berkstresser entered military training in 1918 at a California camp. He was stationed during his period of service at the Colorado State Teachers College as Lieutenant in the S.A.T.C. of that school.1 Allen P. Berkstresser was born on 25 September 1885.1 He was the son of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer. Allen P. Berkstresser married Inez Whitney, daughter of John M. Whitney and Libby White.1 Allen P. Berkstresser lived in 1926 at Sterling, Rice Co., KS.1

Child of Allen P. Berkstresser and Inez Whitney


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Charles Floyd Berkstresser Jr.

M, b. 5 April 1923, d. 22 September 2017
     Charles Floyd Berkstresser Jr. was also known as "Chuck". He was born on 5 April 1923 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.1,2 He was the son of Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. and Julia Mathilda Johnson. Charles Floyd Berkstresser Jr. began military service on 25 March 1943 WW II service, U.S. Army 276 Engineer Combat Unit, European Theater. He married Beverly Josephine Caldwell, daughter of Josiah Hatcher Caldwell and Era Raynes Sartor, on 28 August 1947 at Spencer Annex of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, Waco, McLennan Co., TX. Charles Floyd Berkstresser Jr. died on 22 September 2017 at Carmichael, Sacramento Co., CA, at age 94

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Charles F. "Chuck" Berkstresser died at Eskaton Village Care Center, Carmichael, on September 22, 2017, surrounded by his four daughters. He was predeceased by his parents, Julia (Johnson) and Dr. Charles F. Berkstresser, sister Jean Berkstresser, brother George Berkstresser, and wife Beverly (nee Caldwell) after 59 years of marriage.

Chuck was born on April 5, 1923 in Sioux City, Iowa. He participated in Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts, built model airplanes, and loved music, playing the trumpet. He served as a page in the 1941 Iowa State legislature, an experience that developed his skepticism of politicians and lobbyists. After a subsequent summer as an aide with the Iowa Highway Department, he enrolled at Morningside College.

At the age of 19, he enlisted in the Army Enlisted Reserve Corps and entered active duty on March 25, 1943. Chuck served in Europe with the 276 Engineer Combat Unit, and was awarded battle stars for The Battle of the Bulge, the Rhein, and Germany. He was discharged in Marburg, Germany, accepting a 6-month civilian job with the Army, working for the Armed Forces Radio Service, AFN-Frankfurt as a recording engineer, and playing in a dance band. Upon return to the U.S. in July 1946, he enrolled in Chemistry at Iowa University, where he met his future wife, who happened to be his laboratory instructor. The chemistry succeeded and they were married August 28, 1947. His academic performance at Iowa U was less than stellar, so he returned to Morningside College and later graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Physical Science. Returning to Iowa U., he studied Geology, but the U.S. Geological Survey hired him in 1952 before he was able to complete his masters. Transfers took Chuck and his growing family to Sacramento, New Mexico, and Wisconsin, before returning to Sacramento in 1961. After retiring from the Survey in 1973, he taught Geography for Los Rios Community College and Sierra College, as well as a short stint at Sacramento State. Concurrently, he was enrolled at Sac State, where he earned an M.A. in Geography, minor in Geology. Chuck qualified as a Registered Geologist with the State of California and worked as a consulting geologist for several companies.

In retirement, Chuck and Bev sailed on Clear Lake, traveled, and enjoyed their daughters and grandchildren. Chuck was an unforgettable character. He enjoyed a good pun, political humor, and shared his wide-ranging knowledge and interests with others. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of classical music, and loved live theater, frequently attending plays throughout Sacramento. One of the highlights of his life was attending as many Broadway shows as he could manage while he was stationed at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

He will be missed by his four daughters, Jean Miller, Ann Guadagni (Ray), Julie Baggett (Carl), and Laura Floyd (Ted) as well as 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

The family extends our gratitude to the staff of Eskaton Village Care Center for the exceptional care they provided to Chuck.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 12, 2017 at 1:30p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento, 2425 Sierra Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or the Heritage Fund of UUSS.

He was buried in September 2017 at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA, Findagrave #183805314.


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  2. [S4808] 1930 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 689-91; FHL #2340424-26.

Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D.

M, b. 20 November 1891, d. 11 July 1971
     Occupation: Physician

While a student at the Iowa University, enlisted in the Spring of 1918 in Medical Corps, U.S.A; was kept in this country as Sergeant for drilling troops. at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.1 Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. was born on 20 November 1891 at Mendota, LaSalle Co., IL.1 He was the son of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer. Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. married Julia Mathilda Johnson, daughter of Christopher Johnson and Johanna Marie Pedersen Kjeldgaard, on 28 March 1921 at Carroll Co., IA.1 Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. lived in 1926 at 3826 6th Avenue, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.1 He lived on 3 April 1930 at 3826 Sixth Avenue, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, physician.2 He died on 11 July 1971 at Sioux City, Pottawattamie Co., IA, at age 79

Obituary -- Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa; Monday, 12 JUL 1971, p.10 (Newspapers.com):

Sioux City Physician Dead at 79

Dr. Charles F. Berkstresser, 79, 3939 Sixth Ave., a prominent Sioux City doctor and former Morningside College physician, died Sunday morning at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.

Dr.Berkstresser, who organized the Morningside College health services in 1936 and served in the post until retiring in March 1970, had been active in the community since starting practice in Sioux City in 1921.

As health department doctor at Morningside he was will known as the college's athletic team physician and for many years was a familiar figure on the football field. He also maintained a private practice in Morningside.

He was awarded an honorary alumni degree last May 15 by Morningside College which in 1962 presented him with an honorary doctor of science degree. He was a trustee emeritus of the college.

Born Nov. 20, 1891, at Mendota, Ill., Dr. Berkstresser first came to Sioux City as a student at Morningside College in 1910. He attended Iowa State Teachers College at Cedar Falls and earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 1921.

He served with the Medical Corps during World War I and was a member of the Woodbury County draft board during World War II.

Dr. Berkstresser married Julia M. Johnson March 27, 1921, at Manning, Iowa. The couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Dr. Berkstresser was a member of the Woodbury and Iowa Medical Societies and the American Medical Association. He recently was presented a 50-year certificate by the Iowa Medical Society.

He was president of the staff of the former Methodist Hospital in 1924, and at the time of his death was a member of the staff at St. Luke's Medical Center. He was a past president of the Sioux City Chapter of the American Interprofessional Institute and was a member of Monahan Post, American Legion, and Morningside Lodge 615, AF&AM. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a former member of the church board.

Dr. Berkstresser served on the Sioux City Board of Education from 1941 to 1943, and was a former member of the Boy Scout Council of the Sergeant Floyd Area.

At intervals in recent years he was acting Woodbury County medical examiner in the absence of Dr. Thomas L. Coriden.

Survivors include the widow; two sons, Charles F. Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and George W. of Monte Vista, Colo; and a daughter, Miss Jean Berkstresser of Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial has been established in Dr. Berkstresser's name.

The body was taken to the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home in Morningside.

Children of Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. and Julia Mathilda Johnson


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  2. [S4808] 1930 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 689-91; FHL #2340424-26.

Elizabeth Jane Berkstresser

F, b. 14 December 1920
     Elizabeth Jane Berkstresser was born on 14 December 1920 at Sterling, Rice Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of Allen P. Berkstresser and Inez Whitney.


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George William Berkstresser1

M, b. 28 November 1928, d. 31 January 2014
     George William Berkstresser was born on 28 November 1928 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.1 He was the son of Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. and Julia Mathilda Johnson.1 George William Berkstresser was graduated; Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. He began military service U.S. Army service, stationed at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. He lived in 1971 at Monte Vista, Rio Grande Co., CO. He died on 31 January 2014 at Homelake, Rio Grande Co., CO, at age 85

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

George William Berkstresser
(November 28, 1928 - January 31, 2014)

George William Berkstresser, 85, passed away on January 31, 2014 at the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake.

He was born on November 28, 1928 in Sioux City IA to Dr. C. F. Berkstresser and Julia Johnson Berkstresser. George graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City IA and spent one year at Iowa University before joining the US Army where he was stationed at Camp Detrick in Maryland. After his service with the US Army George returned to Sioux City. During the years in Sioux City, he developed his life long love of trains and railroads. He was also employed as a purchasing agent for the Methodist Hospital. During this employment he met his second love, a student nurse, Alta Clausen, from Genoa, Nebraska. Just as Alta was graduating from her nursing education the two were married on August 13, 1955. To this union were born their three children Mark Berkstresser, Cheryl Berkstresser Wells and Charles Berkstresser.

His interest in science grew and he enjoyed discussing various areas of scientific knowledge. After a few years of exploring the medical positions, George finally, listened to family and friends who said he seemed to be a "born teacher." He decided to answer that call when being told that Culbertson, Nebraska school board were searching for a high school science teacher. He started that year, on an emergency certificate and began taking teaching courses at the University of Northern Colorado. He later earned his masters in education from the University of Northern Colorado. His teaching career spanned 29 years. In 1964 he started teaching science at Sargent High School. He retired from teaching in 1970. After retiring, he continued with his interests in railroading, travel, science and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife Alta Berkstresser, children Mark Berkstresser and his wife Tina Berkstresser, Cheryl Berkstresser Wells her husband John Wells and their children Brian Wells and Kristen Wells, Charles Berkstresser and his partner Fernando Guerrero.

George and the family has chosen cremation and there will be there will be no memorial service at this time. There will be a celebration of George's life combined with the 80th birthday celebration for his wife, Alta on April 19th at Sargent Community Church. A memorial fund is being set up at Beaver Creek Christian Camp for the Berkstresser Lodge in South Fork Colorado. Donations can be sent to: Don Henderson, Treasurer Beaver Creek Christian Youth Camp 522 W CR 6 N Monte Vista, CO 81144 or to the charity of your choice in his memory. To leave online condolences for the family or to sign an online guest book, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com

Rogers Family Mortuary in Monte Vista is in care of the arrangements
Rogers Family Mortuary Obituaries. January 31, 2014.

He was cremated.


  1. [S4808] 1930 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 689-91; FHL #2340424-26.

Harriet H. Berkstresser

F, b. 19 November 1889
     Harriet H. Berkstresser was born on 19 November 1889 at Buda, Bureau Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer. Harriet H. Berkstresser married Fred C. Grauberger, son of Frederick Grauberger and Katherine (?), on 13 July 1914, Ceremony by Rev. A. Kersten.1

Children of Harriet H. Berkstresser and Fred C. Grauberger


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J. Howard Berkstresser

M, b. 24 June 1887
     J. Howard Berkstresser was born on 24 June 1887 at Buda, Bureau Co., IL.1 He was the son of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer. J. Howard Berkstresser married Grace Frary, daughter of Delos Frary and Adelaide Adell, on 4 February 1913. J. Howard Berkstresser lived in 1926 at Fleming, Logan Co., CO.1

Child of J. Howard Berkstresser and Grace Frary


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Jean Margaret Berkstresser

F, b. 9 April 1925, d. 15 March 1995
     Jean Margaret Berkstresser was born on 9 April 1925 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.1,2 She was the daughter of Dr. Charles Floyd Berkstresser M.D. and Julia Mathilda Johnson. Occupation: elementary school teacher, flutist in the Albuquerque Symphony, member of the Albuquerque Tennis Club. Jean Margaret Berkstresser died on 15 March 1995 at Bernalillo Co., NM, at age 69 per SSDI, last residence Albuquerque. She was cremated.
Note: Did not marry.


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  2. [S4808] 1930 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 689-91; FHL #2340424-26.

John Berkstresser

     John Berkstresser married Elizabeth Casper.

Child of John Berkstresser and Elizabeth Casper

John Russell Berkstresser

M, b. 19 May 1914
     John Russell Berkstresser was born on 19 May 1914.1 He was the son of J. Howard Berkstresser and Grace Frary.


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Katherine E. Berkstresser

F, b. 14 May 1898
     Occupation: Graduated Mt. Carroll High School, 1915; attended Frances Shimer School, University of Chicago, 1916; attended Iowa State Teachers College, 1916-19; received degree of B.A. While there was Student Pastor's Assistant of 1st Baptist church and active in social service work. President of Cliosophic Society. Teacher, High School, Iowa Falls, Ia., 1919-20; teacher of English and Expression, High School, Lanark, Ill., 1920-21; head of Dept. of Expression, East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Texas, 1921-23; on leave of absence, studying Voice at the Cosmopolitan School of Music and the Columbia College of Expression, Chicago, 1923-24. Member Phi Beta Sorority, Cosmopolitan School; degree Bachelor of Expression, May, 1924.1 Katherine E. Berkstresser was born on 14 May 1898 at Martinsville, Clark Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer. Katherine E. Berkstresser lived in 1926 at Commerce, Hunt Co., TX.1


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William Irving Berkstresser

M, b. 7 May 1895
     William Irving Berkstresser was born on 7 May 1895.1 He was the son of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer. William Irving Berkstresser began military service on 3 May 1917 While a student in college, volunteered May 3, 1917, in Co. F, 3d Supply Train in the Motor Transport Div., U.S.A. Sailed after training in many camps, June 3, 1918, and returned to the U.S., Aug. 25, 1919. Was promoted to Corporal. Served in the following engagements: Champagne-Marne Offensive, July 15-18, 1918; Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18 - Aug. 6, 1918; St. Mihiel Offensive, Sept. 12-16, 1918; Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sept. 26 - Nov. 11, 1918; Army of Occupation, Dec. 5, 1918 - Aug. 11, 1919.1


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Rev. William Irving Berkstresser

M, b. 29 December 1861, d. 29 January 1899
     Rev. William Irving Berkstresser was born on 29 December 1861 at Saxton, Bedford Co., PA.1 He was the son of John Berkstresser and Elizabeth Casper. Rev. William Irving Berkstresser married Cora Rebecca Palmer, daughter of Daniel Palmer and Catharine Price, on 9 March 1884, Ceremony by Rev. J. C. Forncrook.1 Rev. William Irving Berkstresser died on 29 January 1899 at age 37 Mr. Berkstresser, at the age of three years, was taken to Illinois. Was a teacher in the Common Schools, 1872-75; graduated State Normal, Normal, Ill., 1877; Prof. of Mathematics, Bryant & Stratton College, Chicago, 1878; ordained Minister in Church of God, 1879; same year became pastor of church near Geneseco; 1880, at Mt. Carroll; 1881, at Decatur; 1883, Mt. Carroll; 1884, Pleasant Valley; 1885-86, Buda; 1887-88, B. Springs and Fairview; 1890-91, Mendota and Troy Grove; 1892-95, Warrensburg with other points; 1895-99, Martinsville and Hazel Dell. The years 1882-83 he was a student in Seminary, Oberlin, Ohio. He stood high with his denomination, having served the Illinois Eldership as clerk, 1886-89 and 1893-98, secretary of Standing Committee and member of Board of Missions and in 1891 was elected Speaker. In the general Eldership he served as member of Board of Education, 1887-96; editorial contributor to Church Advocate, 1888-96. One of the four elected to prepare S. S. Lessons, 1890-96; member Board of Missions, 1896-99; Journalizing Clerk, 1890-93-96.1

Children of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and Cora Rebecca Palmer


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Ann Berlin1

     Ann Berlin was the daughter of Isaac Berlin and Mary Hartley.1 Ann Berlin married Edward E. Cress, son of Henry Cress and Clementine Baugh, on 8 June 1880, Ceremony by Rev. Allen Buckner.1

Children of Ann Berlin and Edward E. Cress


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Isaac Berlin1

     Isaac Berlin married Mary Hartley.1

Child of Isaac Berlin and Mary Hartley


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Rita A. Bermes

F, b. 31 July 1916, d. 26 July 1977
     Rita A. Bermes was born on 31 July 1916. She married Lucian Alexander Yackley. Rita A. Bermes died on 26 July 1977 at age 60. She was buried in 1977 at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville, DuPage Co., IL, Findagrave #113811356.

Marguerite Bermont

     Marguerite Bermont married Jean Heleine.

Child of Marguerite Bermont and Jean Heleine

Elizabeth Bernard

     Elizabeth Bernard married Capt. Thomas Todd.

Child of Elizabeth Bernard and Capt. Thomas Todd

Lucille B. Bernard

F, b. 1889
     Lucille B. Bernard was born in 1889 at Missouri. She married Harry Boyden Hazelton.

Child of Lucille B. Bernard and Harry Boyden Hazelton

Reine Bernard1

F, b. 28 August 1893
     Reine Bernard was born on 28 August 1893.1 She was the daughter of U. J. Bernard and Joan (?)1 Reine Bernard married Amsey Crill, son of Jeremiah Crill and Sarah G. Gilbert, on 24 December 1910, Ceremony by Rev. George E. Fike.1

Children of Reine Bernard and Amsey Crill


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