Bernard John Boerger

Brief Life History of Bernard John

When Bernard John Boerger was born on 30 April 1848, in McLean Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States, his father, Christopher Börger, was 37 and his mother, Maria Gertrud Meyer, was 32. He married Johanna Magdelena Sherman on 22 September 1875, in Shelby, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1922. He died on 22 January 1922, in Fort Loramie, McLean Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Saint Michael Cemetery, McLean Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States.

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Bernard John Boerger
Johanna Magdelena Sherman
Marriage: 22 September 1875
William John Boerger
Henry Christopher Boerger
Mary Boerger
M. M. Barger
Magdalena Boerger
Fredericka A Boerger
Clara Boerger
Albert George Boerger
Julian Anthony Boerger

Sources (32)

  • Barney Boergen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Bornard Borger, "Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958"
  • Bernard John Boerger, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

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.


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

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

North German (Börger):

status name for a freeman of a borough, especially one who was a member of its governing council (see Burger ).

in some cases a habitational name from a place called Börger, near the hills of Hümmling (Lower Saxony).

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

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