Thursday, October 21, 2010

Those Places Thursday - the Berg house at 475 Front Street, Hempstead, New York Part One

Theodore Peterson Berg and Delia Dauch Berg were my great-great grandparents. According to a family history that was written up several years ago, Theodore and Delia lived "in  East  Meadow (New York) until  shortly  before 1895, when they moved to Hempstead (a few towns over).  It is told by her daughter (Amelia Berg Raynor, my great grandmother) that her mother and father were out buggy riding one day, when they passed the house at 475 Front Street, which was very large and beautiful, on the corner of Front and Attorney Streets.  She said how much she would love to live in that house.  A few days later, Theodore came in and handed Delia a deed to that property, where they lived for many, many years.  Their youngest son, Royal Howard Berg, was born in that house.  The house had two large living rooms and a large dining room.  On the wall of the dining room was an ornamental wall hanging, with a Bible verse for each week of the year.  The children memorized a new verse each week, which undoubtedly had some influence on their lives."
 

Theodore Peterson Berg and Delia Dauch Berg were my great-great grandparents. According to a family history that was written up several years ago, Theodore and Delia lived I don't know what year this is from but this is a picture of what the house looked like. Delia died in 1932 and Theodore in 1944, so they were in this house for quite a few years, more then 30 years. This was the house in which they raised their family, in which they grew old together.

Theodore and Delia Berg




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