Do you know if your Berger were in Missour, reason i'm asking i'm not related but i found this truely amazing Stone , In Catholic cemetery (maybe called St Peter & St Paul Cemetery, not sign to show it but internet site for Cooper county shows this to be St Peter & St Paul cemetery) in Boonville, MO , i got pictures of the stone. Well let just say it looks like a tree, has a top a like parts or tree cut to made to look like cross. has a rope holding the writing, and has leaves on the tree, with ancher at bottom and tools.
This is what it says:
John Berger Born Jan 8, 1828 in Koenigreigh, Bavaria. Landgaricht Eltmann DIED in Boonville, MO. Feb 24, 1900 Margaret Berger BORN Feb 2, 1826 in Eischberg Bavaria Died Mar. 5, 19--- can't see this last two numbers in pictures. ( but i can always go back one day, only about 45 minutes away from me.)
Anyone wanting a picture, i be happy to scan it and send you a email copy. I just thought the stone was very different. my great grandparents and great great grandparents are buried in same cemetery plus quiet a few other related to me.
plus you may check out Cooper County web site, has 17 pieces of information on Berger families,. Cooper County Missouri Genealogical Web Page