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Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joe Berger

1888-1958

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Joe Berger Marker
Inscription.  Joe's uncle, Fred, arrived in Sutton County about the time of the county's organization working on the Ft. Terrett Ranch. Joe was born in Austria and emigrated to Sonora in 1907. Married Velma Mittle in 1922. Joe and Velma made land available to Sonora for construction of the airport, golf course, city park, rodeo grounds, and 4-H building. A great supporter of the Lion's Club. Children-Wilfred, 1925-1971. Grandchildren-Christie D. and Larry Joe Berger.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 34.32′ N, 100° 38.664′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (here, next to this marker); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (here, next to this marker); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen
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(here, next to this marker); Albert R. Cauthorn (here, next to this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields (here, next to this marker); William Lee Miers (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (here, next to this marker); William Forrest Whitehead (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of 22 that commemorate early settler families of Sutton County. Although the markers bear the seal of the State of Texas, these are not official historical markers placed by the Texas Historical Commission.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Aug. 7, 2020