Jane Bergen

1770–1851 (Age 81)
Roycefield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Bergen was born in 1770, in Roycefield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Bergen, was 24 and her mother, Altje Rapalje, was 26. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Simon Hillyer. She died on 23 April 1851, at the age of 81.

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Jane Bergen
Simon Hillyer
Maria Hillyer
William Hillyer
John B Hillyer

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  • Female1770–1851Female

  • Simon Hillyer




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World Events (8)


Age 5

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 24

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.2 German: inflected variant of Berg (originally after a preposition, as in an or zu Bergen).3 Swedish: variant of Berg .

Possible Related Names

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

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