Found her on a ship's passenger list age 24 with her sons Paul
age 1 year 9 months and Arthur
age 6 months. The ship Ems was traveling from Bremen, Germany to New York, arriving 11 Oct 1884.
Liberta was the first school teacher at the 'Ridge School', a Lutheran parochial school near Altenburg. She also kept in touch with relatives in Germany, taking her two surviving daughters back to Germany to visit in 1900.
She almost lived out her days on the farm in her son Ted's care except for the last weeks she was with her daughter Hattie in St. Louis. She died there and as buried at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Altenburg, MO - Richard Finger
Her name is listed as Erdmuthe Liberta Finger
on her son Arthur's birth record.
Found her on the 1900 Brazeau, Perry, Missouri census (dist 72 img 34) as Liberty Finger
Found her on the 1910 Brazeau, Perry, Missouri census (dist 58 img 15) as Lieberta Finger
age 49. Has given birth to 7 children, 6 are living. Came to the U.S. in 1883.
Found her on the 1920 Brazeau, Perry, Missouri census (dist 63 img 20) as Liperta Finger
Found her on the 1930 Brazeau, Perry, Missouri census (dist 63 img 20) as Bertha A. Finger
age 68, widow. Living with her is a grandson Edwin Banla