Alberta "Bertie" Asbill Freiberger


Alberta “Bertie” Asbill Freiberger

Bertie Asbill Freiberger

 Bertie Asbill was the oldest of ten children born to Minnie Faye and Eddie I. “Ed” Asbill of the Bonanza community in northern Rains County; she was born July 29, 1895.

1900 Rains County census

ASBILL, Eddie I. head w m Apr 1877 23 m5 SC SC SC
   farmer, rents farm

                Minnie E.   wife w f Aug 1878 21 m5 AL AL AL

   3 children, 3 living

               Alberta     son w m Nov 1897   2 s TX SC AL

               baby        son w m Oct 1899   7/12 s TX SC AL

 “Misses Birdie Asbill, Viola Terry, Hester Mitchell, Dora Jones, and Vallie Asbill were shopping in Bonanza Saturday.”  (The Rains County Leader, January 7, 1916)

Teaching certificates issued in and for Rains County are listed
in an old ledger that is stored in the County Judge's office

Asbill, Miss Birtie  - Emory
White/female     Nativity: Texas

date issued: 06/03/1916     date of registration: 07/08/1916

age: 20

 Bertie taught at Poole School on the northeastern edge of Rains County in 1916 or 1917.  She boarded with the Travis family who lived across from the school; it is now the Pounds place.
 Bertie was married to Jacob Freiberger on September 28, 1919 by W.A. Lomax, minister.  They had two children: Delwin Freiberger of Roswell, New Mexico and Bertie Marie FreibergerYoung of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

 Bertie Asbill Freiberger passed away when her youngest daughter, Bertie Marie, was born, on October 25, 1923; she is buried alongside her husband in the Elm Cemetery; Jacob died August 8, 1973.  Delwin and Bertie’s great-grandmother and great-grandfather raised them.

Information provided by Bertie Marie Freiberger Young

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