Berg, Eliesebeth Schritt

Eliesabeth Schritt was born in Ruekenau Danzig Tiegenhof W. Prussia on July 21, 1851.  According to the website her parents names are listed as Johann Schritt and Anna Blesin.

On October 10, 1875,  in Marienau Germany she married 25 year old Gottfried Berg.  They made their first home in Karpst, Elbing Prussia until 1877.  Then they moved to Russia, however because they had joined in a group, the money ran out and they had to stay in Poland.  Two years later, once they had earned enough money, they continued on to Russia.  They reached their final destination in 1879.  It was here among relatives who were religious baptist brethren, true believers; they accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and became Christians.

“This became our lot because of the wonderful Grace of our Lord”


Elizabeth Schritt Berg

Below you will see some of the quilt that I inherited from Leona that was made by Eliesebeth Schritt Berg.    I believe the quilt is made of old wool suit material and stuffed with good old fashioned cotton.  It must weigh 15 lbs.  I was told the technique is called stumpwork but it doesn’t seem to look like other imaged I’ve researched.  It is cut like a rug, not looped like embroidery.  Very interesting technique.

I remember spending the night at my grandma Leona’s house on the farm, in the “middle room” that had the water cooler in the window.  It was the room next to mom and papa’s.  They would heat the living room and kitchen with the fireplace but would close the doors on the hall and bedrooms.  When she’d scurry Lynnette, Lenee and I to bed, it was ice cold inside those sheets.  Then she would drop this blanket of lead on you and it was so heavy you couldn’t hardly move a muscle, not that you would want to, because anywhere you hadn’t touched was still ice cold. 

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