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Henry Bergman


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/12/2009 at 13:40:12

Henry Bergman, deceased, was a worthy representative of the class of reliable and valued citizens that Germany has furnished to the new world. He was born in the fatherland September 28, 1832 a son of William Bergman, who spent his entire life in Germany. After the death of his father, the mother and our subject came to the United States, crossing the Atlantic in 1859. They settled in Lee county, Illinois and Mrs Bergman purchased a farm upon which she lived for ten years. She then came to Iowa in 1869, and spent one year in the city of Boone, after which she took up her abode on Sec 19, Pilot Mound township. Here Henry Bergman purchased a farm and improved the land, making it a very valuable tract. Upon that place he made his home until 1892, when he removed to Ogden and continued to live at that place until his death, which occurred July 2, 1902, after an illness of eight weeks. His remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery, five miles northwest of Ogden. After his removal to Ogden he still owned the farm of 320 acres in Pilot Mound township. He was wide awake practical and progressive agriculturist and his labors brought to him splendid returns. As the years passed the sale of his crops gained for him a gratifying income and he became the possessor of a comfortable competence and could enjoy a well merited rest.On September 10, 1832 in Germany, occurred the birth of Johanna Friedland and before Henry Bergman left Germany he made this lady his wife. Their marriage has been blessed with twelve children: Philena, with wife of Arnie Miller, who resides upon a farm near Dayton, Iowa, Ernstena the wife of William Peters a resident of Boone county, Anna the wife of Charles Wrede, a clothing merchant of Ogden, Cecelia who is the widow of Theodore Wrede and resides near her fatherís home in Ogden, Elvina, who is at home, Ellen who is the wife of A Fisher a raiilraod engineer at Fraser Junction, William, Edward, Johanna, and Henry who are all deceased, Caroline who is the wife of Louis Ohge a resident of Boone, Iowa and Amelia who married Rinehold Widdig and lives in Boone. Mr Bergman had a fine residence in the northern part of Ogden and its hospitable doors were ever open for the reception of many friends of the family. In politics he was a Democrat and both he and his wife held membership in the German Lutheran church of Ogden. Through a successful business career his labors were continued from year to year until he retired to enjoy a well merited rest. He ever commanded the respect and esteem of his fellow men and well deserves representation in this volume.

1902 Boone County History Book


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