I just came back from the Clayton Genealogy Library. I really had a super day, but most of it was concentrated in Catharina BERGER. Her maiden name was CRAS, and I found her in her parents home in the 1850 Federal Census, which tied her in with the CRAS family from Nassau, Germany that I have been researching. I have made a contact on the CRASS message board that now takes that line back two more generations! I am corresponding with a man who has some of the CRAS family back to the 1600s.
I copied several 1850 census cheets on BERGERs, Milwaukee Co., Washington Co., and Ozaukee Co., but I have not had a chance to sort them out. I am scheduled to go back out to work in a couple of days, and I will have time to sort thing out from there.
I also wrote to the Wisc. State Hist. Society requesting more OBERMANN and BERGER obituaries. I will keep in touch,and pass on any information.
I have a new ISP and a new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Best wishes!