Friday, March 16, 2012

Peter Berger 1797-1871

Our Berger Line

Peter Berger
Born July 2 1797
Died August 24 1871
Married Dec 1822
Maria Kauffman
daughter of Jacob & Elizabeth Kauffman
Born April 27 1800
Died April 2 1867


Children:
Jacob K. Berger 1820 – 1892
Thomas Berger 1822 – 1881
James Berger 1824 – 1893
William Berger 1827 – 1876
 Matilda Berger 1829 – 1915 m. Peter Hess
John Berger 1832 – 1862
Isaac Berger 1834 – 1892
Charles Berger 1835 – 1908
Peter Berger 1838 – 1901
Henry Berger 1840 – 1934


Timeline

1797 7 Jul - Birth
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States 



1820 Census
Name: Peter Berger
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Upper Saucon, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3

1830 Census
Name: Peter Berger
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Durham, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8



1846 Land Warrant
Name: Peter Berger
Acreage: 16
Warrant Date: 22 Aug 1846
Warrant Location: Lycoming

1849 Land Warrant

Name: Peter Berger
Acreage: 125
Warrant Date: 1 Oct 1849
Warrant Location: Lycoming


1850 Census
Name: Peter Barger
[Peter Berger] 
[Peter Berger] 
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1797
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Clinton, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 102
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Barger 53
Mary Barger 50
James Barger 25
William Barger 23
Matilda Barger 20
John Barger 18
Isaac Barger 16
Charles Barger 14
Peter Barger 12
Henry Barger 10
Mery Barger 8

1851 Land Warrant
Name: Peter Berger
Acreage: 103
Warrant Date: 24 Feb 1851
Warrant Location: Lycoming

1860 Census

Name: Peter Berger
Age in 1860: 63
Birth Year: abt 1797
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Clinton, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Montgomery
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Berger 63
Mary Berger 61
James Berger 31
William Berger 28
Isaac Berger 24
John Berger 26
Peter Berger 22
Henry Berger 19
Mary Berger 17
Julia Fague 26



1870 Census
Name: Peter Berger
Age in 1870: 72
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Clinton, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Montgomery Station
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Berger 72
Isaac Berger 39
Julia Faig 37


Last Will And Testament of Peter Berger
Filed In Lycoming County Pa, Will book 3

 I Peter Berger of Clinton twp county of Lycoming, state of Pennsylvania being of sound mind and memory and understanding do make and publish this my last will and testament revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. As such state as it hath pleased God intrust me with I dispose of the same as follows. Viz

First I will and direst that my just debts be fully paid as soon after my decease as conveniently can be done.

Second I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Berger the arm lately purchased by me from Matthew Morton situate in said township of Clinton containing 34 acres more or less, for which he is to pay one thousand dollars to be paid in three equal yearly payments with interest from the date of my decease.

Third I give and bequeath to my son Charles Berger the sum of eight hundred dollars

Fourth I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Berger six hundred dollars

Fifth I give and bequeath to my son Henry Berger six hundred dollars

Sixth I give and bequeath to my son Peter Berger six hundred dollars

Seventh I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Truckenmiller six hundred dollars

Eighth I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Berger three hundred dollars

Ninth I give and bequeath to my son William Berger three hundred dollars

Tenth I give and bequeath to my daughter Matilda Hess three hundred dollars

Eleventh I give and bequeath to my son James Berger four hundred dollars

Twelfth all the rest and residue of my estate and personal or mixed I will and direct shall be equally divided among my children Issaac Berger, Charles Berger, Jacob Berger, Henry Berger, Peter Berger, Mary Truckenmiller, Thomas Berger, William Berger, Matilda Hess, and James Berger.  Share and Share Alike.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son in law Peter Hess and my son in law Daniel Truckenmiller executors of this will and testament.

In witness where I Peter Berger have to this my last will and testament of my hand and seal this seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy

Peter Berger (seal)


Research:



Info from DAR Applications:

Peter Berger and Maria Kauffman were both born in Lehigh County PA

Maria is mentioned in her fathers will.  Daughter of Jacob Kauffman, on file at Easton, Northampton Co, dated April 5 1815
Jacob lived in Friedensville PA, Lehigh County.

Peter and Maria are buried in Black Hole Valley Brick Churchyard (Lutheran Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery PA)

Jacob Berger born June 4 1760 married Catherine Cooper April 25 1786 and died Nov 28 1828.  Catherine born Jan 28 1765, died Jan 10 1840.  Buried in St Paul's "Blue Church"
in Upper Saucon Twp, Lehigh Co PA. Letters of Administration for Jacob issued Dec 23 1828, Peter is mentioned, awarded $11.00









No comments:

Post a Comment