Berles Block


Where the family of Franz and Regina Green Berles lived and operated their grocery store. Regina's father John Green was listed as a partner of Franz Berles in 1867. William and Elizabeth Berles Drueke lived here from 1883 to 1885. Charles and Josephine Berles Drueke lived from 1887 to 1897. Franz was a founder of St. Mary's Church in 1857, the first secretary of church committee, and founder and first president of St. Joseph's Mutual Aid Society.



Grand Rapids

347 Bridge St NW

The Berles Block. Photo in 1960 before torn down for Rte. 131.

Franz Berles. Source: History of St. Mary's Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., 1907.

Ad in 1874 Grand Rapids Directory.

Grand Rapids Map