Carl Berger, a native of Saxony, Germany, born Oct. 11, 1839, came to the United States in 1846, and located near Niagra Falls, N.Y., where he resided eight years, then moved to Wisconsin settling near Cedarburg. Twelve years later he became a citizen of Clayton County, and located on section 20, Millville Township, his present home. His possessions number 320 broad and fertile acres of highly cultivated land. He was married in February, 1868, to Mary Kickbuch, a native of Germany, born in March 1850. They have one child-- Helena, born May 15, 1870. Mr. Berger is Independent in his political views, voting for principle rather than party. His father, Carl Frederick Ernst Berger, was born in Saxony, Germany, Feb. 19, 1807, and in 1846 he emigrated to America with his family, consisting of his wife and five children, viz.: Mollie, Carl, Fredericka, Herman and August, who died while bravely defending the Union, a member of the Second Iowa Cavalry. Mrs. C.F.E. Berger died in Millville Township in 1870.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1010-1011
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