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Bertha Louise Freitag

Female 1898 - 1935


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  • Name  Bertha Louise Freitag  [1
    Born  4 Sep 1898  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alt. Birth  Sep 1899  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1900  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Bertha Fretag (sic), daughter, white, female, born in September 1899, age 8/12, single, born in Iowa, father born in Germany, mother born in Germany
    Iowa State Census  1905  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Bertha Freitag, Card Number: 146; Post Office Address: 332 Adams Street: Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84
    Census  1910  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Bertha L. Freitag, daughter, female, white, age 11, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Card Number: C230, female, white, single, could read, could write, Bertha Freitag, age 17, Wapello County, post office address: 122 Iowa Avenue, Ottumwa, Ward 1, occupation chocolate dipper, months unemployed in 1914: 3, total earnings in 1914: $400, extent of education in grammar school: 10, birth place: Iowa, church affiliation English Lutheran, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: Verdon Reinhard
    Residence  Dec 1918  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census  1920  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Bertha Freitag, daughter, female, white, age 20, single, did not attend school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation food keeper?, nature of industry groceries, wage earner
    Census  1925  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Bertha Johnson, sister-in-law, female, white, age 26, married, number of years in the U.S.: 26, number of years in Iowa: 25, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: John L. Freitag, father's birthplace: Iowa, name of mother: Margaret Hansen, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 53, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Lutheran
    Census  1930  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Bertha L. Johnson, wife, female, white, age 31, married, age at first marriage 22, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation sales lady, nature of industry retail grocery, occupation code 4590, wage earner, actively employed at time of census
    Died  14 Sep 1935  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  16 Sep 1935  Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 12
    Obituary  19 Sep 1935  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Mrs. Bertha Johnson, wife of Carl O. Johnson a former resident of this city, died at Iowa City Saturday, September 14, following a short illness. The funeral services were held at the Beckman Funeral Home in Iowa City. S. Dipinger. The interment was made Monday, conducted by the Reverend Wendell at Ottumwa, preceded by a brief service at the home of a sister, Mrs C. E. Harrington. Mrs. Bertha Louise Freitag Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freitag, was born in Burlington September 4, 1898. She was married to Carl Johnson March 23, 1921, at Burlington, and they had been residents of Iowa City the past nine years. She leaves the husband, her mother, Mrs. Margaret Freitag, a sister, Mrs. C. P. Harrington of Ottumwa and a brother, Lloyd Freitag of Long Beach, California.

      Mr. and Mrs. Bud Jackson and son of this city, Mr. and Mrs. George Eden and Miss Edna Johnson of Lone Tree, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin (sic: Johnson) of Tipton, attended the funeral services at Iowa City.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Iowa WPA Cemetery Records  [12
    • Bertha Frietag Johnson; Born: [nothing]; Died: 17 September 1935 (probably interred on that date); Cemetery: Memorial Lawn Cemetery; Location: Ottumwa; County: Wapello County, Iowa
    Person ID  I20496  All Families
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2014 

    Father  John L. Freitag,   b. 12 Sep 1865, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1918, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret "Maggie" Hansen,   b. Jan 1867, Cedar County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940 
    Married  1892  [3
    Family ID  F7602  Group Sheet

    Family  Carl Oscar Johnson,   b. 20 Apr 1893, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1969, at his home in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Mar 1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Carl O. Johnson; Groom's Birthplace: Morning Sun, Iowa; Bride's Name: Bertha L. Freitag; Bride's Birth Date: 1899; Bride's Birthplace: West Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 23 March 1921; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Alfred Johnson; Groom's Mother's Name: Josephine Lett; Bride's Father's Name: John Freitag; Bride's Mother's Name: Margaret Hansen; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86818-2; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1547823; Reference Number: 2:3JCP977; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Moved  1926  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Mar 1932  Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    A. G. Johnson Rites Held
    A. G. Johnson Rites Held
    The funeral report from Alfred Gustav Johnson's Funeral in The Burlington Hawk-Eye. Alfred Gustav Johnson (1848-1932) lived for many years in Morning Sun, Iowa. His funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends March 13, 1932. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7601  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1162] Johnson, Bertha Louise (Frietag) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, September 19, 1935, page 1; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Ward 4, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 10, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 11A, page number: 148; enumeration date: June 11, 1900

    4. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Ward 4, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 10, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 11B, page number: 148; enumeration date: June 11, 1900

    5. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IA_84

    6. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Ottumwa city, Center Township, Wapello County, Iowa, Ward 1; enumeration district: 135, supervisor's district: 6, sheet number: 11B, page number: 26; enumeration date: April 1910

    7. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, Post Office: 22 Iowa Avenue; Roll: IA1915-483

    8. [S10453] Freitag, John L. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 9, December 22, 1918; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    9. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Ottumwa city, Ward 4, Wapello County, Iowa; enumeration district: 155; supervisor's district: 95, sheet number: 15B, page number: 172; enumeration date: January 12, 1920

    10. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa

    11. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Iowa City city, Ward 1, Lucas Township, Johnson County, Iowa; enumeration district: 52-16, supervisor's district: 12; sheet number: 9B, page number: 91; enumeration date: April 10, 1930

    12. [S2838] WPA Graves Registration Survey - Iowa Cemetery Records (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S603] Johnson, Alfred Gustav - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 17, 1932; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).