Berg, John Willard

John Willard Berg was born  to Katharina and Peter W. Berg on May 28, 1912 in Corn, Washita, Oklahoma, USA.   He was the second child but the first living son to grow to adulthood.   John’s older brother Edwin was born in 1911 but only lived 17 days.

John Willard Berg as the school bus driver in Corn Oklahoma.

When John was only 16 years old he was the school bus driver for the Corn Grammar School.

Claude Haws, Leona Berg, John Berg, Ruby Patzkowsky, Marie, Wes Haws. ready for a work day in the field.

John married Ruby Patzkowsky May 12, 1935 in Falfurrias, Tx.

Leona Berg, John Berg, Ruby Patzkowsky Berg

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John signed up for the WW2 draft  October 16, 1940

John and Ruby had three children the first of which was premature and died at birth.  Baby berg was born February 28, 1941 in Texas.  Kenneth was Ruby and John’s  second child.  1942 – 2014

 John and Ruby had three children the first of which was premature and died at birth.  Baby berg was born February 28, 1941 in Texas.  Kenneth was Ruby and John’s  second child.  1942 – 2014

John Willard Berg, Kenny Berg
John Berg, Kenny Berg

Kenny Berg
Kenny Berg, Ruby Patzkowsky Berg
Kenny Berg, Judy Berg, Melissa and Michelle

Steven is John and Ruby’s third child.

Steven Berg
Ruby, Steve, John Berg

John had a coffee vending machine service business.  I remember seeing those machines when I was a kid, my grandma would put in 10 cents or what ever it was,  then a cup would fall down into the slot, with the clear viewing window, then the hot steaming coffee would pour into the little paper cup.

John and Ruby Berg at Gordon and Leona’s house on MacDonough

John W.  Berg died Oct 14 1971 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States  He is buried at the Reedley Cemetery in Reedley California

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