Bernhardt, Viola “Pearl”

Mont Amoena friends, c, 1926: Margaret Cline, Lala Correll, Dora Earnhardt, Pearl Bernhardt, Ethel Bernhardt.

Viola Pearl Bernhardt,
Catawba College 1928.

Sisters Pearl Bernhardt Kluttz and Ethel Bernhardt Julian at the wedding of younger sister Catherine Bernhardt Safrit, 1939.


Viola Pearl Bernhardt, Catawba College, 1930.

Class of 1927

Birth: Nov. 30, 1908, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1989, North Carolina, USA

Joseph Clarence Bernhardt (1878 – 1956)
Mary Ann Upright Bernhardt (1882 – 1945)

Julius Dodds Kluttz (1908 – 1988)

Sidney Henderson Bernhardt (1904 – 1972)
Lena Ethel Bernhardt Julian (1906 – 1971)
Catherine L Bernhardt Safrit (1913 – 2001)

Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, #123826343.
College photos:

Glenna Sears (5 Sep 2017): “My beloved aunt, Lena Ethel Bernhardt, graduated in the class of 1926. I wear her 1926 Mont Amoena Seminary class ring every day. She finished her studies at Catawba College, and went on to teach 1st grade in Denton and then in the Rowan County Schools until her retirement. Her sister, my aunt, Pearl Bernhardt, was a member of the class of 1927, which I learned from your website was the last year of operation of the school. Pearl also finished her studies at Catawba College. She taught high school math for a time, and after she married, she and her husband, Julius Kluttz, lived in Greensboro, where Pearl worked for the IRS until her retirement. Pearl and Julius are both buried at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury.”

Mont Amoena friends and wedding photos courtesy of Glenna Sears.


Greensboro News and Record (Greensboro, NC), November 1, 1989, p. C4.


Mrs. Pearl Bernhardt Kluttz, 80, of 1309 New Garden Rad died Monday at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Salisbury, of which she was a member.

She was a native of Salisbury and taught school in Mont Amena, Mount Pleasant, Catawba College, Thomasville, China Grove and Alamance County. She was a retired auditor for the IRS and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Ann Hoffmann of Raleigh; sister, Mrs. Caterine Safrit of Salisbury; brothers, Walter A. Bernhardt of Salisbury,, Carl E. Bernhardt of Lexington.

The family will be at Forbis & Dick Guilford Chaapel Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today, prayer service will be at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1600 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 27405.