Gustave Adolph Bergen

11 March 1852–25 January 1917 (Age 64)
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Gustave Adolph

When Gustave Adolph Bergen was born on 11 March 1852, in Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Johannes Bergenstraale, was 29 and his mother, Caroline Petersen, was 32. He married Kjersti Nilsson on 16 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 25 January 1917, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Gustave Adolph Bergen
Kjersti Nilsson
Marriage: 16 October 1876
Elizabeth Ellen Bergen
Annie Charlotte Bergen
Edward Adolph Bergen
Sarah Maude Bergen
John Richard Bergen
Caroline Adella Bergen White
James A Bergen
Grace Christina Bergen
Wilford Lorenzo Bergen
Hazel G. Bergen
Mary Ellen Bergen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 7
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 18
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places called Bergen.Dutch and Flemish: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill (see Berg ), or a habitational name from any of various places so named (see Van Bergen ).Swedish (mainly Bergén): ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element berg ‘mountain, hill’ + the adjectival suffix -en/-én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

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

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    History of Gustave Adolph Bergen

    History of Gustave Adolph Bergen By A Daughter, Charlotte B. G. Olsen My father Gustave A. Bergen was born March 11, 1852, in Copenhagen, Denmark. His father, John Bergen was born June 22, 1822, in …

    Sources (33)

    • Adolph Bergen in entry for Hazel Gem Mills, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Gusta Bergenstrade in household of Johannes Bergenstrade, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Adolph Bergen in entry for Luther A Stites and Elizabeth E Oakason, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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