Josiah Berkey

Male14 June 1844–27 July 1907

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Berkey was born on 14 June 1844, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel "English" Berkey, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Poorman, was 38. He married Perlena Clark about 1866, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Harrison Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Quemahoning Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 27 July 1907, at the age of 63.

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Josiah Berkey
Perlena Clark
Marriage: about 1866
Florence M Cripe

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  • Josiah Berkey, "United States Census, 1870"
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  • Josiah Berkey in entry for Perlena Berkey, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    about 1866Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 7

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


    Age 19

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

    Name Meaning

    North German: variant of Berke . This surname is rare in Germany. Compare Barkey .

    Americanized form of Swiss German Bürki (see Burki ) and probably also of its cognate Bürgi (see Burgi ). Compare Bergey .

    Americanized form of Hungarian Berki .

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

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