John F. Berke

Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John F.

John F. Berke was born in 1856, in Ohio, United States as the son of John Berke and C. Hazenpflug. He married Ann M Travis on 4 December 1901, in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States.

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John F. Berke
Ann M Travis
Marriage: 4 December 1901

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  • Marriage
    4 December 1901Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (3)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 4
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 7
    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

    German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or birch grove, Middle Low German berke. In Westphalia Berke, Birke also means ‘brook, stream’, and in some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a stream.Altered form of Swiss German Bürki: from a pet form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart ).Hungarian: variant of Berkes .

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

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    Sources (3)

    • John F. Berke, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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