Sophia L. Berner

Female21 May 1870–12 May 1921

Brief Life History of Sophia L.

When Sophia L. Berner was born on 21 May 1870, in Ohio, United States, her father, John Christian Berner, was 26 and her mother, Dorthea Horefield, was 23. She married Bryant John Russell on 17 August 1897, in Luther, Newkirk Township, Lake, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Lansing, New Hope, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 12 May 1921, in Baldwin, Pleasant Plains Township, Lake, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50.

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Bryant John Russell
Sophia L. Berner
Marriage: 17 August 1897
Neva M Russell

Sources (13)

  • Sophia B Russel in household of Fred W Berner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sofia Berner, "Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962"
  • Estella Berner, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1897Luther, Newkirk Township, Lake, Michigan, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

    Age 7

    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.


    Age 16

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Heinz, Lothar, Bernhard, Erwin, Gerhard, Helmut, Reimund, Wolf.

    English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name Berner, of Norman origin (Old French Bernier, from ancient Germanic Berner, from ber(n) ‘bear’ + hari ‘army’).

    English: possibly an occupational name from Middle English berner, a derivative of Old English beornan ‘to burn’, denoting a limeburner or charcoal burner (compare German Kalkbrenner ). Compare Ashburner ; see also Brenner and Burner . It may also have denoted someone who baked bricks or distilled spirits, or who carried out any other manufacturing process involving burning.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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