JACOB BERGER is one of the
owners of mining property having a great value on Daniel's
Creek at Bluff. This property was
mined during the summer of 1904 by
hydraulic methods, and the yield was
fully up to the expectation of everybody
interested. In the ownership of this
property Mr. Berger is associated with
J. T. Sullivan.
Mr. Berger is a native of Germany and thirty-four years of age. He
left the old country when he was a
small boy and has been battling with
the world since an early age. When
twelve years old he sold newspapers in
St. Paul and Philadelphia. Since the
age of eighteen he has been engaged in
mining, his first mining venture being in
British Columbia. He went to Dawson via Juneau in 1897, and came
down the Yukon to Nome in 1899.
He began mining in the Nome country
on the beach. During this summer he
and J. T. Sullivan located No's 2 and
3 Daniel's Creek in the Topkuk country. The great value of the property was not determined until 1902, but since then
it has been successfully mined every season, and there still remains a fortune in the
Mr. Berger is a generous, whole-souled man who has many friends in the Northland.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S.
Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.