Bernath, George, Jr.
B. 05 Mar 1871, Ethel, Ontario, Canada
D. 09 Jan 1956, Jamestown, ND, Buried: St Vincent, MN
M. 31 Dec 1902, Ellen Ernestine "Erna" Raynard at Ethel, Ontario. Ellen b. 3/2/1882 d. 2/27/21. Buried: St. Vincent, MN cemetery.

FN: George Bernath, Sr.
MN: Catherine Donneral

Children of George Bernath, Jr. and Ellen Ernestine Reynard:

Hazel Catherine Bernath
B: 06 Jul 1904, Joliette, North Dakota
D: 17 Feb 1996, Austin, Manitoba, Canada
M: 04 Jan 1930, James Earl Adams at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

George Maxwell Bernath
B: 29 Mar 1906, Joliette, North Dakota
D: 16 Jun 1989, Cavalier, North Dakota
M: 11 Apr 1935, Pauline Elvina Fritz at Joliette, North Dakota b. 12/1/12 d. 29/97

Marie Elizabeth Bernath
B: 13 Jun 1909, Joliette, North Dakota
D: 17 Apr 1996, Tucson, Arizona
M: 17 Mar 1934, Raymond Eggert at Joliette, North Dakota b. 23 May 1912


Mrs. George Bernath
1882 - 1921

Ellen Ernestine Raynard was born March 2nd, 1882, in Ethel, Ontario, and died at the Drayton Hospital on February 27, 1921, after a short and serious illness of heart trouble. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church in St. Vincent, Rev. Edwin Ttrigg, who spoke heartfelt words of sympathy and comfort to the bereaved family, officiated.

The Eastern Star officers gave the impressive ritualistic ceremony for the dead and placed symbolic flowers on the casket. The deceased has been a member of Pembina Chapter for many years.

She was brought up from infancy in the Methodist Church and became a member whehn sixteen years of age. When coming to North Dakota, 18 years ago with her husband, she transferred her membership to the M. E. Church of Joliette, where she was ever an enthusiastic member, doing her work faithfully and willingly, with the interests of the church and communityh always at heart. In the untimely death of Mrs. Bernath, the community has lost a valuable citizen, the sorrowing husband a devoted helpmeet, and the children a loving mother's thoughtful care and protection.

Besides the husband and daughters, Hazel, aged 16, Marie aged 11, and son Max aged 14, she leaves her parents and five sisters, two of whom were present at the funeral. Mrs. Lucas of Duluth and Mrs. Maxwell of Winnipeg.

Many beautiful floral tokens were silent testimony of the love and sympathy of many friends of the bereaved family.

- - The Pembina Pioneer Express


George Bernath
1871 - 1956

George Bernath, formerly of Joliette and Pembina, died at Jamestown Hospital on Monday, january 9, 1956.

The deceased was born in Ontario on March 5, 1871. He came to St. Vincent with his parents in 1879 and lived there until 1897 when he moved to a farm south of Pembina. he was married on December 31, 1902 at Ontario, Canada to Ellen E. Raynard. The wife died in 1921.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Adams of Pratt, Manitoba; and mrs. Raymond Eggert of Beltrami, Minn., and one son, Max Bernath of Pembina. Two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Hart, Pembina and Mrs. James Brown, Los Angeles, and two brothers; Jacob of Los Angeles, and Daniel of Portland, Ore. Also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist Church at Pembina on Friday at 2 p.m., with Rev. W. L. Collins in charge. Burial will be made in St. Vincent Cemetery in the spring.

- - The Grand Forks Herald


George Bernath Rites

Friends and relatives of the late George Bernath assembled at the Methodist Church Friday afternoon and paid a last tribute of respect and esteem to the deceased.

Rev. W. L. Collins delivered a fine funeral oration. A quartet consisting of Mrs. Thomas Gage, Mrs. Harvey Oakes, Ralph Heneman, and Donald McQueen provided the musical service.

The pallbearers were Robert Hart, Paul Brown, Earl Lang, Charles Olson, Franklyn Barron and Walter Moris.

- - Pembina New Era


Sources and/or Contributors:

Russell M. Hart, <Formation1@earthlink.net>
(Has many pictures of the families)