Berg, John Adam 1871 - 1928
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 4/22/2020 at 08:53:22
Clayton County Register, Thur., 31 May 1928.
An auto accident which proved fatal to one and injured another occupant of the car resulted late last Sunday evening as John Gjertsen and Adam Berg were driving to Guttenberg from Elkader.
At a point about three miles northwest of Guttenberg on Highway No. 55 near the William Duwe place the car, which Gjertsen was driving, struck a rut in the road, throwing the rear end of the car sideways. The lights of the Gjertsen car were not functioning properly and before the driver realized it, being blinded by the strong lights from an approaching car, the Gjertsen car struck a mail box and turned turtle, pinning both occupants under the car.
When help came and the car was raised Berg was found dead and Gjertsen cut and bruised, but not seriously. County Coroner W. J. Beerman, of Gutteberg, was called and an inquest was held. The body of Mr. Berg was brought to Elkader and funeral services were held here this afternoon.
John Adam Berg, who came to his death in an automobile accident last Sunday evening, May 27, at ten o'clock was born March 14, 1871 at Treysa, Hessin, Germany, and thus reached the age of 57 years, two months and thirteen days. He came to this country on March 17, 1888, and the same year came to Clayton county. Since 1891 he had been a resident of Elkader.
September 14, 1898, he was united in marriage to Minnie May Dingess and to this union five sons were born, all of whom survive, as follows: William D. and Walter at Portland, Ore.; and John, Ed. and Ray here at Elkader.
For a number of years Mr. Berg conducted a restaurant, on lower front street, but of late years he has been farming a small tract of land south of town.
Besides the five sons he is also survived by one grandchild and one brother and one sister, the latter two in Germany. All these have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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