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Unclaimed funds for certain Bergers

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Berger Bedding Co.

Posted: 14 Aug 2000 10:39AM GMT
Edited: 7 Jul 2001 11:58PM GMT
Philip--I will see what I can find out for you
on my next research visit. It may be a few
weeks but I won't forget, as I am interested
to see if there is a connection this way. Our
lines are already connected through the
Berger/Obermann marriage, it appears. When
I was researching Frank X. Berger I was using
the Milwaukee Sentinel Index, which covers
the latter 1800s--a wonderful resource that
provided much. I recall numerous index cards
relating to a Catherine Berger (there were
two women in Milwaukee by this name at this
time, and they may or may not have been
related.)My Catherine was married to
Matthias Berger, father of Frank X.)
The other Catherine was married to a Herman
Berger, and when he passed away she fought
other relatives for control of the Berger
Bedding Co., from what I could gather from
the index. We'll see if any Florida relatives
are mentioned--the references I saw were from
the 1870s or 1880s,which may be too early for
the exact question. I did not pull the
microfilms and look these up then as I didn't
think they were related to my line at the
time. To be determined, I guess.
The last time I was at Milwaukee Public Library
the facilities for research were so bad I
left in disgust. Only one microfilm reader
was inoperation which means you either can't
get on at all without a long wait, or when
you do can't stay on more than the 15
minutes limit which is not enough time to
do any serious research. To make matters
worse the apparatus to make and pay for
copies would break down with every use, so
I was having to go find the librarian
repeatedly. It was ridiculous. Supposedly
they have new machines on order, and I hope
have got them in by now. I'll e-mail you
on what I find and see if it interests you.
Best wishes.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
PamBerger23 8 Aug 2000 8:10PM GMT 
Phillip W. Miller 12 Aug 2000 7:37PM GMT 
PamBerger23 14 Aug 2000 4:39PM GMT 
Phillip W. Miller 16 Aug 2000 7:54PM GMT 
rebholzgary 14 Jul 2012 11:51PM GMT 
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