Herman Bergmann

21 September 1824–1 March 1870 (Age 45)
Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The Life Summary of Herman

Herman Bergmann was born on 21 September 1824, in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Mary Elizabeth Randall. He died on 1 March 1870, in New York, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Herman Bergmann
Mary Elizabeth Randall
Agnes Elizabeth Bergmann
William Bergmann
George Alfred Bergmann
Albert Bergmann
Charles Henry Bergmann

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 1
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 3
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
Age 22
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

German (also found in Sweden): variant of Berg , reinforced by the addition of the suffix -man(n) ‘man’, a topographic name in most cases, but in some an occupational name for a miner.

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

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Sources (10)

  • Hermann in entry for Charles Gordon Dobbs and Agnes Elizabeth Bergmann, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Hermann Bergmann, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Herman Bergmann, "Find A Grave Index"

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