Leo's BROTHER's obit... Daily Inter Lake, The Kalispell Sept 26, 1965
Philip Berger Dies; Funeral Is Monday Philip Berger, 68, passed away in Kelso, Wash. Wednesday. Mr. Berger was born Feb. 2, 1897, in Alsaee-Lorraine, then a part of Germany.He migrated with his family to the United States and settled in North Dakota where he grew to manhood.In 1932, he married Lilly C. Johnson in Grand Forks, ND.
Mr. Berger had been a chef by profession, cooking in various restaurants throughout the area.He was engaged in his profession at the time of his death.
He was a veteran of WWI, and a life member of the Elks.In 1964, he was married to Betty Grennwell in Kelso and is now (as of 1965) survived by her at the family house there.
He is also survived by 4 children:Mrs. Darlene C. Allen, Columbia Falls; Philip L. Berger, Kalispell; Richard D. Berger, Whitefish; and David L. Berger of Columbia Falls; 5 sisters, Mrs. Rose Swift, Mrs. Fanny Kessler and Mrs. Lonnie Emeametine, all of Great Falls; Mrs. Freda Fisher, Portland; and Mrs. Clara Davis, Evenston, Ore.; 3 brothers, Leo Berger, Gary, IN, Jake Fox and Rhinehart Smith, both of Great Falls; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Berger have been set for Monday at 2pm from the Waggener & Campbell Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Werner, pastor of the Baptist Church of Columbia Falls officiating.Interment will follow in the Whitefish Cemetery with ritualistic services by Kalispell Elks Lodge 725 and military gravesite rites.
I've learned through my great-grandmothers death certificate that her fathers name was George Snowberger (possibly schneeberger in German?)She may have had children out of wedlock for all I know (Berger?)... She was married MANY times...I've gotten so much info...that my research has become quite confusing.To top it off, It appears that my gr-gr grandmother wasnt the most "liked or respected" woman...(ugh!) But since Leo WAS such a well-respected man, I'll continue my search...sigh!
Philipp and Leo Berger.... Father? still unsure... Immigration records indicate 1902...Fuche (Fox) as last name...I wish I could go beyond their immigration to learn more of his father...and his life prior to 1902.
ALL SIBLINGS: Name: Philip Berger (BROTHER) SSN: 502-09-4626 Last Residence: 98626 Kelso, Cowlitz, Washington, United States of America Born: 6 Oct 1894 Died: Sep 1965 State (Year) SSN issued: North Dakota (Before 1951 )
Name: Stephanni Kessler (HALF-SISTER) SSN: 516-50-9060 Last Residence: 59401 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States of America Born: 14 Dec 1900 Died: Aug 1972 State (Year) SSN issued: Montana (1960 )
Name: Jacob Fox (HALF-BROTHER) SSN: 517-12-6873 Last Residence: 59401 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States of America Born: 28 Oct 1904 Died: Oct 1985 State (Year) SSN issued: Montana (Before 1951 )
Name: Clara A. Davis (HALF-SISTER) SSN: 516-07-3570 Last Residence: 97219 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States of America Born: 6 Aug 1908 Died: 18 Jun 2002 State (Year) SSN issued: Montana (Before 1951 )
Name: Lonnie J. Ameline (HALF-SISTER) SSN: 543-26-8036 Last Residence: 59422 Choteau, Teton, Montana, United States of America Born: 8 Apr 1915 Died: 4 Oct 1995 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 )
Name: Rinehart Smith (HALF-BROTHER) SSN: 542-12-4305 Last Residence: 59404 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States of America Born: 23 Apr 1919 Died: 31 Jan 1995 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 )
mom: Charlotte Milstein Berger Fox (Fuche) Smith Maureth
Father: George Snowberger?Schneeberger
Siblings: Philip Berger Sr. (who married:Pat Parsons Children:Dick, Dave, Philip Lee)