Susan Berg Kelsey

Female11 September 1843–13 November 1911

Brief Life History of Susan

When Susan Berg Kelsey was born on 11 September 1843, in Brasher, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Berg, was 29 and her mother, Rebecca Chambers, was 29. She married Julius Marcellus Kelsey on 26 March 1868, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 November 1911, at the age of 68, and was buried in Winthrop, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Julius Marcellus Kelsey
Susan Berg Kelsey
Marriage: 26 March 1868
Bloomfield James Kelsey
Grace Beryl Kelsey

Sources (12)

  • Susan B Kelsey in household of Joseph M Kelsey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Susan Barry Kelsey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Susan Kelsey in entry for Julius M Kelsey, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"

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  • Marriage
    26 March 1868Vermont, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 20

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lennart, Bjorn, Lars, Nils, Alf, Nels, Thor, Tor, Knute, Selmer, Anders.

    German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc, Middle Dutch berghe. This surname is also found in some other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Compare Dutch Vandenberg .

    Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain, hill’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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