Joseph J Berger

17 May 1894–3 December 1971 (Age 77)
West Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph J

When Joseph J Berger was born on 17 May 1894, in West Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Berger, was 33 and his mother, Lucinda Andreas, was 25. He married Margaretta Karn on 23 November 1916, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 3 December 1971, at the age of 77, and was buried in Saint Johns, Butler Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph J Berger
Margaretta Karn
Marriage: 23 November 1916
Bruce Benjamin Berger
Helena Berger
Clara M Berger
Joseph Berger
Arthur Berger
George Karn Berger
Nelson Berger

Spouse and Children

23 November 1916
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Bruce Benjamin Berger


    Helena Berger


    Clara M Berger


    Joseph Berger


    Arthur Berger


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Berger





+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Joseph J Berger in household of Jacob Berger, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph in entry for James F Tanner and Helena M Berger, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Joseph Berger in entry for Robert S Gill and Clara M Berger, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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