Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Peter Henry Berg

Peter Henry Berg[1]

Male 1860 - 1926  (65 years)

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  • Name Peter Henry Berg 
    Born 14 Feb 1860  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1901  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Elected Office 1906  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Councillor of Wilmot Township 
    Occupation 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-81156 
    Died 30 Jan 1926  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Philipsburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81156  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Johann Heinrich "Henry" Berg,   b. 13 Mar 1826, Niedergem√ľnden, Kreis Alsfeld, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1905, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Rueffer,   b. 31 Oct 1824, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1901, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1847  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F20756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Witzel,   b. 28 Nov 1865, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1941, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1888  Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Frederick H. Berg,   b. 7 Dec 1889, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Alexander Christian Berg,   b. 10 Feb 1891, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William John Berg,   b. 24 Sep 1892, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Conrad G. Berg,   b. 18 Mar 1895, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lavina Marie Sherk Berg,   b. 27 Sep 1896, Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Louisa M. Berg,   b. 27 Sep 1896, Petersburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F21054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Peter Berg
    Peter Berg
    Image from: 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906

  • Notes 
    • PETER BERG, son cf Henry and Elizabeth Berg, was born at Philipsburg Feb. 14th, 1860. He was brought up on the old homestead and educated at the Philipsburg common school. The farm is situated on Lot 18, south of Erb's Road, and was cleared in part by his grandfather, who settled on the farm in 1837. Henry Berg, father of the present owner, took possession on March 7th, 1848. Peter Berg subsequently secured the farm on March 22nd, 1889, and engaged in mixed farming. He held the position of school trustee from 1900 to 1904, and was elected a councillor for Wilmot Township by acclamation 1905 to 1906.

      Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906) pg32

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      Peter Berg, aged 65, of Shantz Station, passed away after an illness of three months, at his home on January 30th. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children. They are Fred of Kitchener, Alex and Conrad of Philipsburg, William of Shantz Station, and Louise, Mrs. Reinhardt Heldman of New Hamburg.

      The funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd, from the home of his son, Alex, at Philipsburg. Following service in the Lutheran Church interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 1 Oct 1896.
      27 Sep 1896 The wife of Peter Berg in Philipsburg, a daughter.

    2. [S133] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1901, Wilmot H-6 Page 2.

    3. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Elizabeth Witzel Born: Wilmot Township Age: 22 Father: Johann Witzel Mother: Dorathea Witzel Born: abt 1866 Spouse: Peter Berg Age: 28 born: Philipsburg Father: Heinrich Berg Mother: Elizabeth Berg married 25 Dec 1888 married: Waterloo, Philipsburg

    4. [S140] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1881, Div. 1 Page 42.

    5. [S346] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1911, Div. 10 Page 2.

    6. [S1629] Book - 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906, pg. 29.

    7. [S826] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Preston - Saint Peter's Lutheran - index.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1860 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1888 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Councillor of Wilmot Township - 1906 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Philipsburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 1926 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Philipsburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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