Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 854 transcribed by David Myers, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on May 7, 2001.

Albert L. Berger

ALBERT L. BERGER. - A representative member of the Kansas bar, Albert L. Berger, of Kansas City, Kansas, has here been actively engaged in the practice of his profession for a quarter of a century, and is held in high esteem as an attorney and citizen. He was born February 2, 1865, in Lebanon, Illinois. Dr. Adolph Berger, his father, was born October 13, 1821, at Worms, a city of Rhein Hessen, of great historic interest.

Graduated from the Mannheim Lyceum in 1840, Adolph Berger subsequently entered the University of Heidelberg, where, in 1848, he was graduated with the degree of M. D. and in 1849 he began the practice of his profession in Lebanon, Illinois. Dr. Berger married, in 1851, Cecelia Adams, the eldest daughter of Captain Lyman Adams, proprietor of the old Mermaid Hotel at Lebanon. Mrs. Berger died in 1892 and Dr. Berger, November 10, 1910.

After his graduation from McKendree College in 1884, Albert L. Berger entered the law department of Washington University, at St. Louis, Missouri, where he finished with the class of 1886. He immediately began his practice at Kansas City, Kansas, and has ever since resided here. He is a Republican and has served three terms as county auditor.

On November 10, 1887, Mr. Berger was united in marriage with Estella Hecker, who was born in Saint Clair county, Illinois, a daughter of Arthur and Mary (Eisenmayer) Hecker, the former of whom was a native of Germany, while the latter was born in Saint Clair county, Illinois. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Berger, namely: Homer H., graduate of the University of Kansas, and now attending the law department of Harvard University; and Cecelia M., who died at the age of sixteen years, on December 6, 1910.

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