Life of Susanna vonAllmen

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  • Birth

    Born in Olney, Richland, Illinois to Swiss immigrants Christian and Barbara Steiner vonAllmen.
  • Residence

    Living in Pigeon Twp., Vanderburgh, Indiana with her parents and siblings.
  • Marriage

    Married to John W. Berger in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana
  • Birth of 1st Known Child

    Samuel J. Berger is born circa 1869 in Illinois. He is the first known child of John W. Berger and Susanna vonAllmen. He dies in the early 1870s, probably in Germany, while the family was there doing missionary work.
  • Residence

    In Prairie, Shelby, Illinois with son Samuel J. and John W. Berger, who is working as a minister.
  • Birth of 2nd Known Child

    Son Otto Allmen/Allman Berger is born Indiana, probably in Vanderburgh Co.
  • Passport Application

    John applies for a passport for him, Susanna and their two children for their upcoming trip to Germany to do missionary work. Family is living in Vanderburgh Co., Indiana.
  • Birth of 3rd Known Child

    John William Berger, Jr. is born in Germany where the family is doing missionary work.
  • Birth of 4th Known Child

    Albert J. Berger is born in Prussia/Germany while the family is dong missionary work there.
  • Birth of 5th Known Child and 1st Daughter

    Mary Barbara Berger is born in Indiana, probably in South Bend.
  • Birth of 6th Known Child

    Garfield Mentor Berger is born in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana
  • Birth of 7th Known Child

    Madeline Susanna Berger is born in Wabash Co., Indiana
  • Birth of 8th Known Child

    Gideon Gottlieb Berger is born in Wabash Co., Indiana
  • Birth of 9th Known Child

    Jesse Arthur Berger is born in Wabash Co., Indiana
  • Arrival in California

    Family arrives in California at some point during 1888. They settle in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California where John becomes minister of a church on So. Olive Dr.
  • Birth of 10th Known Child

    Florence Berger is born in Los Angeles, California. She is the last of their children.
  • Move to Oakland, Alameda, California

    Family moves to Oakland, Alameda, California from Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
  • Death of Husband

    John W. Berger dies in Oakland, Alameda, California and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery
  • Residence

    Susanna is living at 1260 East 10th Street in Oakland, Alameda, California with all but two of her children (Otto, the eldest and Samuel who died young)
  • Widow's Pension

    Susanna begins receiving John's Civil War pension. She gets $8 a month.
  • Residence

    Living at 1434 Everett Ave., Oakland, Alameda, California with her two youngest children, Jesse and Florence
  • Death

    Susanna vonAllmen Berger dies at the home her daughter, Mary Barbara Berger Jory in Stockton, San Joaquin, California. She is buried on the 13th next to her husband in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, Alameda, California. She was 83
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