When Bertha Kassahn was born on 8 October 1910, in Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States, her father, Charles William Kassahn, was 37 and her mother, Laura Anna Fuller, was 31. She married Darcy Gilbert Brown in 1930. She died on 28 July 1986, in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Crawford Cemetery, Crawford, Dawes, Nebraska, United States.
Latinized version of a Continental Germanic name, a short form of various compound women's personal names derived from berht ‘famous’ (akin to Modern English bright). It probably existed in England before the Conquest, and was certainly reinforced by Norman use, but fell out of use in the 15th century. It was reintroduced into the English-speaking world from Germany in the 19th century, but has once again gone out of fashion.