Emil Le Roy Berger

23 May 1896–7 November 1964 (Age 68)
Colorado, United States

The Life of Emil Le Roy

When Emil Le Roy Berger was born on 23 May 1896, in Colorado, United States, his father, Emil Jacob Berger, was 25 and his mother, Emma Jane Dolson, was 27. He lived in Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States in 1900 and Denver, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 November 1964, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

Age 18

On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills ( see Berg ). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Grićar, Hribar , Gorjan or Gorjanc.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.3 French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emil L Berger in household of Emma J Berger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emil L Berger in household of Emma J Berger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emil L Berger in household of Emil Berger, "United States Census, 1900"

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