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.
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.