Sometimes when i am out photographing a cemetery i come across something that i just have to find out more about. Such is the case of the Bergs, Birdella M. and J.Lee.
After poking around in Local newspaper archives i found that the Bergs were tragically killed when there Auto was struck by a Passenger Train at Water Street in West Newton Pa.
J. LEE BERG, WIFE KILLED BY TRAIN AT WEST NEWTON
Joseph Lee Berg, 50 of Mount pleasant died of injuries and his wife, Birdella was killed instantly Sunday afternoon when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by Baltimore & Ohio passenger train No 16 at Water street, West Newton.
the full story can be found in the (Connellsville, Pa. Newspaper The Daily Courier, June 3, 1929, Page 1, Column 3)
The Bergs are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Pa.
This is a tragedy far to common in Small towns with railroads.