Bernhard "Ben" Biberdorf

parents: Edward F Biberdorf and Eleonore Brokop


Birth:  12 Dec 1896  Annette, Russia 
Death:  31 Oct 1980  Paradise, Butte, CA
Burial:  Memorial Park Cemetery, S. Oroville, Butte, CA

Marriage #1

Elsie Liebelt

14 Nov 1920  Willow City, Bottineau, ND


Oren Floyd Biberdorf 19 Oct 1921
Lois Elsie Biberdorf 18 May 1923
Bernard Adair ("Bud")  Biberdorf 08 Oct 1924
Nora Clariceann ("Dollee") Biberdorf living
Marianne Jane ("Mary") Biberdorf 19 May 1927
Myron Clae ("Buzzer") Biberdorf 19 May 1927
Donald Lavern Biberdorf 18 Oct 1928
Doris Maye Biberdorf 28 Apr 1930

Marriage #2

Neta Gipson (may not be maiden name)

on 12 Oct 1960 Clark Co, NV

1900 Federal census Mc Henry Co, ND - age 3
1910 Federal census Mc Henry Co, ND - age 13
1920 Federal census Mc Henry Co, ND - age 23
1930 Federal census Poplar Twp, Mc Henry, ND - age 33
The Mercury Register, Oroville, CA Obituary: Bernhard Biberdorf
WWI draft card Registration for service
Oroville Cemetery District, Oroville, CA Jill (volunteer): Tombstone photos
Family Bible Birth entry
Family records Records kept by Bernard and Barbara Biberdorf
Family research Research belonging to Valerie (Biberdorf) Boman

(click here to view census information)


Miscellaneous Information
1) Ben emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1899.  

2) I have copies of four pages from Edward and Eleonore's family Bible

3) After Ben's father (Edward Biberdorf) died, his mother (Eleonore) remarried.  On 09 May 1908, her husband, Gustav Rosenau, was appointed guardian of Bernhard, Erick and Herman - children from her first marriage to Edward. 

4) I have copies of five documents and letters that refer to the crops that Ben's step-father, Gustav, raised on the land that was willed to Bernhard, Erick and Herman by their father, Edward Biberdorf.  Gustav was guardian of those children, and the money earned from the crops that were raised on that land had to be documented and given to the children. The letters are dated from December 1908 to October 1914.  

5) I have 6th grade school records for Ben.

6) I have a copy of Ben and Elsie's marriage license and marriage certificate

7) I have a copy of Ben's WWI draft registration card (05 Jun 1918).  He was of medium build, medium height, brown eyes and brown hair.

8) Wife (2) of Bernhard "Ben" Biberdorf:  Neta Gipson - born 12 Mar 1910; died 01 Mar 2003 possibly Muldrow, Sequoyah, OK; see photos on continuation pages of Ben Biberdorf photos below.

9) I have a copy of Ben's obituary.

Photos and/or signatures

The Biberdorf family:
Fina and Ida (back row), Ben and Erick
Eleonore (holding Herman)

photo taken c. 1902


Ben and Erick Biberdorf

photo taken c. 1902


photos taken from pictures and portraits owned by Norrine (Biberdorf) Sletto

Ben and Erick Biberdorf

date unknown

Ben Biberdorf

date unknown

Ben Biberdorf

date unknown

photo taken from a picture owned 
by Norrine (Biberdorf) Sletto


photos from the collection of Valerie (Biberdorf) Boman

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Last updated April 06, 2014

Valerie Ann (Biberdorf) Boman - 2004-2010