Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "B"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

Veronica M. (Majerus) Befort (see "M" Obituaries)
Amanda S. Berg
Francis P. Berg
Frank Berg
John Berg
Joseph Berg
Mrs. Joseph Berg
Joseph Mathew Berg
Mrs. Matthew Berg
Matthew Berg
Nick Berg
Mrs. Elmer Lizetta Berlin
Miss Mary Biever
Andrew Binner
Mrs. Anton Blim
Marti James Braun
Mrs. Theresia Burrichter
Lavon Butts

Last Rites Held For Mrs. T. Burrichter
Was Resident of This Locality for 61 Years
Funeral Was Held Last Friday

Mrs. Theresia Burrichter, 72, resident of this locality for 61 years, died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at 3:25 o'clock Wednesday morning, January 13 [1943]. Heart disease and complication of ailments was the cause of death.

Theresia Koopman was born on October 17, 1870 at Wettrup, Hanover, Germany. At the age of eleven, in the year 1882, she emigrated to this country with her parents, locating in Pepin Township where they lived for about three years. They later farmed on Wabasha Hill.

At St. Felix Church on October 27, 1892, she was united in marriage to Joseph Burrichter. The couple then bought the Gaul farm in Greenfield Township where Mrs. Burrichter continued to reside until her death. Here her husband preceded her in death on November 10, 1912. To this union were born ten children, all of whom survive. They are: Josephine, John, Emma, Anton, Bernard, Anna, Clem, August and Joseph, all of Wabasha and Private Herman J. Burrichter of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She also leaves two brothers, Clem and Ben Koopman of Wabasha. One brother, Joseph, died in 1933.

Funeral services were held at St. Felix Church at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning, with Father John Bartholome officiating at the requiem high mass. Members of the Altar Society attended the services in a body. Burial was in the family lot at St. Felix cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Evers, Gregor Wobbe, Andrew Binner, Henry Wodele, August Evers and Henry Gosse.

Mrs. Burrichter was a woman of true Christian character, devoted to her home and family, and she will be greatly missed by those near and dear to her.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Linda

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Linda

December 18, 1850 ~ March 1, 1902

The people in the vicinity of Oakwood were shocked last Saturday morning to hear of the death of Matt Berg, who lived near Keegan. Heart failure was the cause of his death. Mr. Berg was born in Luxenberg, Germany, in 1851, and came to America when he was eighteen years old and lived in Minneiska for several years where he married Miss Anna Heiser. Later he removed to Kellogg and about eight years ago came to Oakwood where he has been engaged in farming and stock raising. He leaves an aged mother in Germany, a wife, five sons and three daughters, also five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held at the Catholic church, West Albany, Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father Schwartz officiating.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Bill

Rites For Anna Berg Held Here Monday
7/29/1857 ~ 7/7/1939

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Berg, who died last Friday at the Lake City hospital, were held Monday morning at St. Mary's Catholic church with the Rev. Fr. D. J. Lavery officiating. Burial was made at St. Patrick's cemetery, West Albany.

Mrs. Berg was born in Minneiska July 29, 1857 and lived all her life in Wabasha county, coming to Lake City 33 years ago. She is survived by four sons, Joseph and Joe of Lake City, John of Minneapolis and Francis of Eau Claire, and three daughters, Mrs. Teresa Eggenberger, Lake City, Mrs. Mollie Webber, Winona, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mulcahey, Janesville, Minn.

Pallbearers were William Eggenberger, Richard O'Laughlin, John Berktold, Joe McCormick, Harry Beck and James Hannah.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Bill

Suicide At Theilman Last Friday Night
Nick Berg Takes Own Life By Shooting
Funeral Held Monday in West Albany
12/13/1882 ~ 3/16/1923

Theilman was the scene of a tragedy last Friday evening when Nick Berg took his life by shooting the top of his head off with a 30-30 rifle in an old shack near that place. There was no apparent reason for the rash deed and the body was discovered at once, parties hearing the shot and locating him at once. The unfortunate young man was the son of Mrs. Berg of this city and was about 40 years of age. The coroner was called to the scene of the tragedy, but he deemed it not necessary to hold an inquest. There remains to survive the deceased, four brothers and one sister. The funeral services were held at the West Albany church Monday morning.

The deceased was a hard-working man and that he should commit a deed of this kind has cast a gloom over the entire community of Theilman.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Bill

Mrs. Joseph Berg Dies in Rochester
Mrs. Joseph Berg, 84, Rochester, died at her home Sept. 19 of a heart attack.
5/12/1894 ~ 9/19/1978

The former Edna Florence Elizabeth Kenitz was born May 12, 1894, in Farmington Township, Olmsted County, to Herman and Elizabeth Kenitz. She was married to Joseph Berg on July 9, 1921, in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death in 1955. He was a former employee of Jewell Nursery.

Mrs. Berg moved to Lake City in 1910 and lived here until 1963 when she moved to Rochester.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Hetman of Rochester and one granchild. Four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christ United Church Memorial Chapel in Rochester. Dr. Winfred Havcock will officiate with burial in Lakewood Cemetery.

The Vine Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings, 9/21/1978
Contributed by: Bill

Joseph Berg, 83, Rites August 31
12/27/1878 ~ 8/30/1961

The Funeral Mass was Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic church for Joseph Mathew Berg, 83, who died August 30 at the Pepin View Nursing home. Father Grubisch officiated and burial was in the West Albany cemetery.

Mr. Berg was born December 27, 1878 to Mathew and Anna Berg. He never married.

Surviving are one brother, Francis of Eau Claire, Wis. and one sister, Elizabeth Mulcahey of Janesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Joe and Nick and two sisters, Mrs. William (Theresa) Eggenberger and Mrs. William (Mollie) Webber.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Bill

4/21/1901 ~ 2/07/1974

Francis P. Berg, 72, of 1143 E. Madison St., died Thursday morning at Luther Hospital.
He was born in Keegan, Minn., lived in Lake City, Minn., for 22 years and in Cannon Falls, Minn., for one year before moving to Eau Claire in 1929. He was employed at Uniroyal until retiring in 1965 due to ill health.

Survivors include his wife, Amanda; two sons, John and Franklin, both of Eau Claire; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Schrader and Miss Mollie Berg, both of Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m.Saturday at Stokes and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Herbert Juneau officiating. Burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery. Friends may call at Stokes from 4 p.m. Friday until services Saturday.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings, Feb. 12, 1974
Contributed by: Bill

5/10/1899 ~ 12/14/1980

Amanda S. Berg, 81, 1143 E. Madison St., died Sunday at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Amanda Johnson was born in Mondovi and married Francis P. Berg on June 8, 1924, at Wabasha, Minn.

Survivors include two sons, John, and Franklin, both of Eau Claire; two daughters, Betty DuPont and Mollie Berg, both of Eau Claire; three sisters, Florence Briggs, Hattie Cuturia and Edith Headley, all of Eau Claire; a brother, Duttie Johnson, Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stokes and Sons Chapel, with burial in Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings, Dec. 15, 1980
Contributed by: Bill

12/01/1892 ~ 12/06/1892

Frank "Frankie" Berg died 12/6/1892 in Kellogg, 5 days old
Contributed by: Bill

2/20/1894 ~ 2/01/1955
Rites Saturday

Joe Berg, 60, died Tuesday morning at the Veterans hospital in St. Paul following a lingering illness. He was born on February 20, 1894, in Wabasha county, the son of Mathew and Ann Berg. Surviving are his wife, Edna Kenitz Berg, and one daughter, Marlyn. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church. The Rev. Lloyd Asp will officiate and burial will be in Lakewood cemetery.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Bill

5/31/1925 ~ 12/13/1992

John A. "Snuffy" Berg, 67, 131 Hickory Lane, Route 9, Eau Claire, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 1992, at Luther Hospital.

He was born in Lake City, Minn., May 31, 1925, to Francis and Amanda (Johnson) Berg. He married Barbara DuPont April 12, 1952. He worked for Armour Meat Packing Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 53, Eau Claire. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and woodworking. He loved his dogs very much.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; five sons, John T. (Mary), Jerry (Leanne), Thomas (Cindy), Jack (Lynn), all of Eau Claire, Michael (Diane) DuPont of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; three daughters, Terri (Ben) Parker of Clayton, N. C., Tamara (James) Fountain of Madison, Tanya (Dan) Sheehan of Eau Claire; a brother, Frank (Vivian) Berg of Albertville; two sisters, Elizabeth (Don) DuPont and Molly Berg, both of Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stokes & Mundt Funeral Chapel, Eau Claire, with the Rev. George Robie officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Gardens, town of Washington.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Bill


Mrs. Elmer Lizetta Berlin, age 88, of Red Wing, died at her home on Saturday, November 19, 1983. she was born on October 28, 1895 to Anton and Sophie Kennebeck in Wabasha. She graduated from St. Felix High School and married Elmer Berlin on June 1,1920 at St. Felix Church. She has made her home in Red Wing since then. Her husband preceded her in death in January, 1945.

Mrs. Berlin was a member of the Church of St. Joseph, Red Wing, where she was active in the women's guild, the altar society, and had worked in the school lunch program. She is survived by two sons, Elmer (Bud) Berlin, Wayzata, Minnesota, and Carol of Wayzata; one daughter, Mrs. Cloette Wronski of Red Wing; 27 grandchildren; five sisters, Agnes Russell, Clara Averbeck, and Marcella Jacoby, all of Wabasha; Bernice Wright of White Bear Lake, Ruth smith, White Bear lake; one brother, Frank Kennebeck, Portland, Oregon. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Annette Bjorn, one great grandchild, three sisters and one brother

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22, 1983 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Joseph. Father Roger Hessian officiated. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Red Wing,. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice are preferred. Ferrin Johnson funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Wabasha County Herald 11/23/1983
Contributed by: Linda Noll


WABASHA - Mrs. Anton Blim, 74, resident of Wabasha since 1917, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth's Hospital here. she had been ill about two years.

The former Mary E. Rhoades was born Sept 19, 1892, in Durand, Wis., and moved to Wabasha in 1917. she was married to Anton Blim June 12,1917, at St. Felix Catholic Church here. she was a member of the St. Felix congregation.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Anthony J Blim of Rochester, and Dewayne Blim of Wabasha; one Daughter, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Koester of Red wing; 15 grand children, and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Felix Catholic church at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with R. Rev Msgr. John Mich celebrating the funeral Mass. burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Abbott-wise funeral home today,. The rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. today.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Linda Noll


Miss Mary Biever passed away Sunday Afternoon at 1:30 o'clock June 22nd (1941) after a lingering illness. She had been ill about a year, and death occurred at St. Elizabeth's hospital where she was being cared for.

Miss Biever was born at Pepin Hill on October 18, 1867, and was about 74 years of age at the time of her death. Her childhood days were spent on the farm on Pepin Hill. In the year 1910 she moved to Wabasha were she went to work as a cook for William Raferty, who at that time operated the Merchants Hotel. Later she was employed at the Hotel Lyon in Lake City. After 25 years as a cook she retired from active work and came home to stay with her mother at Wabasha. She never married. Her father died in 1903 and her mother in 1937. A sister, Annie, died in 1907 and her brother John, and also her brother Nick, both passed away in 1937. She is survived by one brother William, living on the home farm.

Funeral service was held at St. Felix church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, June 24th. Rev. John Bartholome, a cousin of the deceased, officiated at the requiem high mass.

The casket bearers were: Frank C. Roemer, Henry Schuth, Frank Wallerich, Henry T. Roemer, Henry Foppe and Charles E,. Roemer

Interment was in St. Felix Cemetery.

Those from out of the city who attended the services were: Rev. Peter Bartholome, Rochester; Dr. Frank Frisch, Wilmar; Peter Frisch, St. James; Margaret Frisch, Minneapolis; Will Trinin and son, Morris; Mr. Mandery, Minneapolis; Mrs. Kathryn Hunicke, Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Matt Hart, Mazeppa; Mr and Mrs. John Zoen, Buelah and Lawrence, Mrs. Henry Straus, Mrs. Nick Straus, Mr and Mrs Dominic Bartholome and Leonard Bartholome, Mrs. Kathryn Bartholome, and Mrs. Krick, all of Rochester.

Source: Family Newspaper Clippings
Contributed by: Linda Noll


Kellogg, Minn. - Funeral services will be held here Tuesday for Marti James Braun, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Braun,rural Kellogg, who died about 3:35 p.m. Saturday after becoming entangled in the power takeoff of a tractor,. He had been helping his brothers elevate corn into a feed grinder when the accident occurred.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. at St.. Agnes Catholic church, the Rev. James speck officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A fourth grader at Kellogg elementary school, he was born May 8, 1968, at Wabasha, Minn. to John R. and Carol Schouweiler Braun.

Survivors are: his parents; four brothers, Michael, Mark, Todd, and David, all at home; three sisters, Marie, Teresa and Sandra, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. Richard Braun, Kellogg maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Schouweiler, Kellogg, and maternal great -grandmother, Mrs. Margaret marking, Kellogg. One infant brother has died.

Friends may call today and until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Buckman-Schierts Funeral Home, Wabasha, where an 8 p.m. wake is scheduled.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Anderson, Norbert Wallerich, Thomas Schmidt, harry V Childs, Peter Barton,andHJohn Arens. Honorary pallbearers will be his classmates.

Source: Augusta Marking's loose clippings misc file B
Contributed by: Linda Noll


Andrew Binner, 79, WABASHA county commissioner from 1946-1954 died Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at home from complications following an accident in which his car tipped over Jan. 21. (1965)

He received neck injuries, was hospitalized two weeks, and had been confined to his home a week.

He was born Dec 7, 1888, in Greenfield township to Mr. and Mrs. Matt Binner.

He married Margaret Grass Sept 3, 1913, at St. Felix Catholic church here. He was a farmer in Greenfield Township until retiring in 1946, and moving to Wabasha. He was clerk for the Greenfield district school board many years He was a member of St Joseph's society and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors are; his wife; two sons, Franklin and William, Wabasha; three daughters Mrs. John (Dorothy) Fitzgerald, Wabasha; Mrs. Leonard (Lucille) Thorp , Inkster,Mich., and Mrs. Leland (Margie) Todd, Chatfield; 25 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, John, Kellogg; Emil, Wabasha, and Martin, La Crosse, and three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Klug, Caledonia, and Mrs Charles (Katherine) Carrels and Mrs. Walter (Amelia) Balow, Wabasha. One son, Joseph, died in infancy, and one brother, Michael has died.

The funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Felix church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr John Gengler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eugene Binner, Plainview; James Binner, lake city; Richard and Donald Klug, Lewiston and Richard Binner and Sam Holzman, Wabasha

Friends may call at Abbott-Wise Funeral Home tonight and all day Thursday. the Rosary will be said my Msgr Gengler and the Knights of Columbus Thursday at 8 p.m. St. Joseph's Society will attend the funeral in a body.

Source: Augusta Marking's loose clippings misc file B
Contributed by: Linda Noll