Bertha Jachemed Berlyn

Female6 May 1857–16 October 1944

Brief Life History of Bertha Jachemed

When Bertha Jachemed Berlyn was born on 6 May 1857, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, her father, George B. Berlyn, was 40 and her mother, Rebecca Catharina Schneider, was 43. She married Max Meyer on 23 October 1879, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in New York County, New York, United States in 1860 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 16 October 1944, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 87.

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Max Meyer
Bertha Jachemed Berlyn
Marriage: 23 October 1879
Bernhardt George Meyer
Catharine Frances Meyer

Sources (15)

  • Betsey Berlin in household of Geo Berlin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Bertha J Berlyn, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Bertha Meyer, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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  • Marriage
    23 October 1879Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 6

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 24

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: habitational name from the city of Berlin, capital of Germany. This city takes its name from a West Slavic word meaning ‘river rake’, a scaffold of beams built over a river to prevent logs from jamming; the river in question is the Spree. Folk etymology, however, has put a bear into the arms of the city, as if the name were derived from Bärlin, a diminutive of Bär ‘bear’. The German name is also found in the Hamburg area, where it may be derived from the village of the same name, but of uncertain origin, in Holstein. In some cases the Jewish name may be a patronymic from a pet form of the Yiddish personal name Ber (see Berenson ), formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

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