Elizabeth J Berger

#816, b. 13 July 1813, d. 20 June 1852
Father*Jacob Berger b. 26 Dec 1775, d. 13 Mar 1833
Mother*Catherine Nowlin b. 26 Oct 1778, d. 23 Dec 1830
     Elizabeth J Berger was born on 13 July 1813 Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Jacob Berger and Catherine Nowlin. Elizabeth and Rev. David William Nowlin, son of Samuel Nowlin and Fannie Pannel, were married 19 November 1835.1 Elizabeth J Berger died 20 June 1852 at age 38.
     As of 19 November 1835, her married name was Nowlin (Berger).

In the fall of 1836 he removed to Missouri and in the following spring settled at Tiviot, Montgomery Co. After opening a farm he divided his time between the school room and law, having been admitted to the Missouri bar soon after his removal to the state.

NOWLIN, James Nowlin and his wife, MARTHA COLLINS, were natives of Scotland. They came to America prior to the Revolution and brought all their household and kitchen furniture with them. they settled first in the eastern part of VA., but afterward removed to Pittsylvania Co. Their only son, Bryan W. Nowlin, was a captain in the American army during the revolution. He married LUCY WAIDE, of VA., and they had 15 children, thirteen of whom lived to be grown, and 12 of them married. The eldest son, Peyton, married LUCY TOWNSEND, and settled first in KY., from whence he removed to Saline Co., MO., previous to 1820, and raised a large family of children. Richard Nowlin, brother of Peyton, married CELIE SHELTON, and settled first in KY, and afterward in Saline Co., MO. Samuel Nowlin married FANNIE PAUL, of VA., by whom he had Joseph and David. His first wife died, and he was married the 2nd time to ELIZABETH EVERSON, by whom he had 2 daughters, both of whom are living in VA. Joseph Nowlin lived and died in Lynchburg, VA. David studied law at the U. of VA. In 1835 he married ELIZABETH BERGER, of VA., and the following year he came to MO and settled in Montgomery Co., where he practiced his profession, and was elected to several official positions in the county, which he filled with credit to himself and his constituents. He was also a Baptist preacher, and possessed more than ordinary powers as a pulpit orator. His son, Samuel S. Nowlin, is an attorney, and lives at Montgomery City. He has served his country as circuit clerk, and made one of the best officers the county ever had. He possesses a large influence, and his prospects for future political advancement are good.2,3

Children of Elizabeth and David

Last Edited=4 Jul 2019


  1. [S293] James Edmund Nowlin, Nowlin Stone Genealogy (n.p.: Martha Webb Nowlin, 1916), 278.
  2. [S216] Montgomery County Families O-W, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~schmblss/home/History/PioneerFamilies/Montgomery/Families-I-N.htm, See "A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri" #318. Hereinafter cited as Montgomery County Families O-W.
  3. [S318] Wm. S. and Robert Rose Bryan, A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri, with numerous sketches, anecdotes, adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri (St Louis, Missouri: Bryan, Brand, and Co., 1876), Re-printed by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore., p 282.