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Andrew Berg.
From [Berg family history].

Andrew Berg,
born 14 Oct 1858 in Oslo, Norway,
[1900 census] says born Oct 1860,
[Marti Murray] had him born Oct 1869 in Finland, but [1900 census] says Norway,
emigrated to US in 1876 [1900 census],
arrived in Alaska Apr 1878 [1900 census],
he was a miner in the Apollo Gold Mine on Unga Island, Alaska (this mine was in operation 1884-1906),
mar 1891 to Sarah Cashel [born 24 Apr 1876, poss. descendant of Edward III],
as well as working in the mine, he also fished for cod from an open dory,
they are listed in [US Census, 1 June 1900] at "Apollo" (i.e. the Apollo mining camp on Unga), he is "miner", formerly "sailor", she is listed as illiterate,
they moved to Douglas in 1900,
she died 2 Mar 1904 (18 Feb Julian) in Juneau, Alaska, age 27 yrs, bur Evergreen Cemetery at Juneau,
children cared for by their aunt Agnes,
he worked for the Treadwell gold mine, near Douglas, until final closure in 1922,
he then moved to San Francisco to live with dau Sarah,
he died 26 Mar 1940 in San Francisco, age 81 yrs,
[Marti Murray] says he died Anchorage, Alaska, 1 Mar 1939,
had issue:

  1. Elizabeth Berg,
    Lizzie, Elizabeth Bertha,
    born 18 Nov 1892 [death cert] in Unga [Cashel family bible],
    [1900 census] says born Sept 1892,
    mother age 16 at her birth,
    mar 10 Feb 1909 [her age 16, him age 21] in Juneau to George Fleek [born 17 Sep 1887] and had issue.

  2. Susanna Berg, born 28 July 1894,
    listed by [Marti Murray],
    [Ron Niemi] lists "Susan",
    not listed in 1900 census, perhaps died young.
    [Marti Murray] erroneously lists her sister Sara as dying as a child on 2 Mar 1904. Perhaps it was this sister who died as child 1904. Except then why not listed in 1900 census?

  3. Sarah Berg,
    "Sara" in [1900 census], "Sara Mae" in [1940 census],
    born 16 June 1895 in Unga [Cashel family bible],
    [1900 census] says born Aug 1894,
    [Marti Murray] has her born 27 July 1895,
    mar 4 June 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Emil Morf [Emil Burke Morf, born 1 Nov 1894 in Lodi, CA],
    lived San Francisco for a time,
    living 1535 31 Ave, San Francisco, in 1935 and in 1940,
    listed at 1535 31 Ave, San Francisco, in 1940 census, he is listed as electrician in the building trade,
    lived Phoenix, Arizona,
    he died 26 July 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona, age 85 yrs,
    she died 26 Mar 1992 in Tucson, Arizona, age 96 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. Paul Morf,
      Paul Andrew Morf, born 13 July 1931 in San Francisco,
      pilot, Alaska Coastal Airlines,
      mar Margaret ----,
      he died in airplane crash, morning of 21 Aug 1966 (NOT 22 Aug), near Juneau, Alaska, age 35 yrs,
      the plane was an Alaska Coastal Airlines Grumman G-21 Goose (8-seat commuter plane),
      it crashed into a glacial crevasse for an undetermined cause, he was flying, 8 passengers, all 9 were killed,
      see entry in 1966 crashes,
      had issue:

      1. Mark Wayne Morf, mar Mary Ordosgoitia.

      2. Terry Morf,
        close DNA match to me and Frank McGrath and Helen McGrath,
        mar 1stly to Andrew L. Kassman and had issue:
        1. Stacey Arielle Kassman.
        2. Alexandria Devin Kassman.
        mar 2ndly to Philip H. Grant.

Sarah Cashel.
From photo c.1887.

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