NATHAN BERGER - A business man of great versatility and acumen, Nathan Berger has achieved a solid position
in the rapidly expanding business circles of The Bronx, and his two delicatessen stores and restaurants on East
One Hundred and Seventieth Street, at Nos. 68 and 153, attest to his growing success. It has always been his policy
to give the best of service to his clients. He was born in Minsk, Russia, August 15, 1880, son of Nathaniel and
Esther Berger, who came to this country with the lad when he was eleven years old. The father, who was a successful
contractor in Manhattan, died in 1909, and his wife in 1917 while en route to Jerusalem. The son completed his
schooling at Public School No. 62.
Originally Mr. Berger was engaged in the automobile business, and during the World War he was supervisor of construction
for the Dupont plant. For about six years he has devoted all his time to the delicatessen and restaurant business,
having operated a store at the corner of Fiftieth Street and Broadway until three years ago, when he opened his
present establishment at No. 153 East One Hundred and Seventieth Street. His other Bronx enterprise flourishes.
He is one of the organizers of the B. R. H. Electric Sign Company, Inc., at No. 548 Casanova Street, The Bronx.
He is a member of the One Hundred and Seventieth Street Business Men's Association and The Bronx Board of Trade,
and has business dealings with the Hamilton National Bank. From 1913 to 1920 Mr. Berger was a member of Local 137,
International Sheet Metal Workers Association. For six years he was the president and one of the leading figures
in the organization. A Democrat, he is a member of Tammany and the Tackamuck Democratic Club. His religious affiliation
is with Temple Beth Israel.
On June 31, 1918, in New York City, Nathan Berger married Anna Finkelstein, daughter of Herman Finkelstein. Children:
Harvey, born May 20, 1920; and Norman, born July 22, 1925.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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