John Bergen

1746–1828 (Age 81)
Roycefield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Bergen was born on 26 September 1746, in Roycefield, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Evert Hansen Bergen, was 29 and his mother, Jannetje Hegeman, was 19. He married Altje Rapalje about 1766, in Whitehouse, Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 6 June 1828, in New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in First Reformed Church Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bergen
1746–1828
Altje Rapalje
1744–1815
Marriage: about 1766
Jane Bergen
1770–1851
Evert Bergen
1771–1856
Maria Bergen
1772–1856
Cornelius Bergen
1775–1831
Syche Bergen
1784–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1766
Whitehouse, Readington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(5)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (6)

1775

Age 29

"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."
1776

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1789

Age 43

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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.

Sources (2)

  • John Evert Bergen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • "Descendants of Claes Van Schouwen"

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