Captain Ferdinand H. Berger, a well known citizen of Atchison county, and a gallant soldier of the 8th Kansas regiment throughout the war, died at Atchison on the 9th from the kick of a runaway horse he had stopped. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. January 17, 1879. Page 2. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.