ISAAC BERGEN, a farmer, and dealer in stoves, located at Vinton, was born in Shelby County, Ky., Sept. 3, 1828, and is the son of Garrett C. Bergen, who was born in 1792, and died in 1872. He was married in 1814, to Mary Banta, who was born in 1794, and died in August, 1855, while on a visit to her children at Vinton. Garrett C. Bergen left Kentucky in 1831, and crossed over to Johnson County, Ind. This was when our subject was three years of age, consequently he was brought up under the many disadvantages of a new country, which, it will be remembered, Indiana was at that time.
When twenty-one years of age, Isaac Bergen came to this county, and located land in Big Grove Township, after which he returned to Indiana, and was married, Oct. 25, 1853, to Martha H., a daughter of Joseph Vorhees, who was born March 25, 1831. In 1859 he returned to this county with his family, and by hard work and good management has succeeded in accumulating a good property, and to-day is one of the well-to-do farmers of the county. Mr. Bergen and wife are the parents of five children — Joseph C., Matilda, Mattie J., Everett D. and Lawrence G.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 331.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 18th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.