LETTER: Last person to live in Eghart House passes into history

Bruce and Carol Bamberg served as docents at the Judge Eghart House. Bruce, who died on April 17, was the great-grandson of Judge Leopold Eghart and the last person to have lived in the house.

To Ozaukee Press:

I would like to share some sad news concerning Port Washington’s Judge Eghart House.

On April 17, Judge Eghart’s great-grandson, Bruce Bamberg, passed away.  He was the last person to have actually lived in the Eghart House and was an active board member and guide. He and his wife Carol helped us preserve the history of the family by collecting letters and publishing the family history as a booklet sold at the house.  

The Bambergs were very popular as guides because they told great stories about the house and family. Bruce was a true historian and his mind for dates and details will be sorely missed. He loved the house and we are saddened to lose his stewardship.  

Rest in peace, Bruce. Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended family.

Kara Eulgen


Judge Eghart House board of directors

Port Washington


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