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BERG, Mary A. (Shoup)

    Cambria Freeman, 26 Mar 1909, Contributed by Patty Millich

Former Resident Dead

Word has been received in Ebensburg of the death at Salina, Kas., of Mrs. Mary A. Berg, a native of Cambria County, at the age of 88 years, three months and three days. She was born near Ebensburg Dec. 11, 1820. There is a romance connected with her marriage in 1841 to the late Peter Berg. The maiden name of the deceased was Shoup and it was while at a picnic party on the site of the South Fork dam that she met the man she wedded. The family moved to Kansas in 1874 where they had since resided. Peter Berg died in 1881. Older residents of Ebensburg and vicinity well recall the Berg family. The deceased woman is survived by eight children, 36 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

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