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  • Name Hans (John) Bergey 
    Born Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I02879  All
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2007 

    Children 
     1. Isaac Bergey,   b. Abt 1740, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Abraham Bergey,   b. 6 Jan 1742/43
     3. Hannes Bergey
     4. Henry Bergey,   d. in infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F0654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Homestead of Hans Ulrich Bergey
    Homestead of Hans Ulrich Bergey
    Photo and description of the homestead of Hans Ulrich Bergey, erected in 1732, are found on the website of bownehistory.org

  • Notes 
    • Source Ezra Eby

      Hans Bergey, " a native of Saxony. Germany, emigrated to America shortly after the Mennonites had formed settlements in and around Germantown, Pennsylvania. He was a strict adherent to the Mennonite doctrines. Dates of his birth and death and to whom he was married could not be obtained when the writer was last to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and it is doubtful whether any records are preserved that will give us more information pertaining to this old progenitor. His family consisted of *four sons...."

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      Source
      Descendants of:
      JOHN ULRICH BERGEY
      http://home.cogeco.ca/~familytree/bergey.html

      John Ulrich Bergey and his wife Mary were Mennonites as shown by the fact that he was one of the originators of the congregation in Salford, Pennsylvania, in 1738. His name appears among those to whom the meeting-house, and tract of land on which it stood, were transferred by the ministers and deacons of the congregation.

      At a session of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, held in Philadelphia on the 12th and 13th days of April, 1743, John Ulrich Bergey was naturalized. He had conscientious scruples to taking an oath and was affirmed.

      John Ulrich Bergey made his will November 9, 1762, and it was probated December 11, 1762, indicating that he died between these two dates. He was a comparatively young man as shown by the fact that only the older children were married, while the younger children were still under age.

      John Ulrich Bergey and his wife Mary are buried at the Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse. Their graves were marked with field stones until July, 1907, when a granite monument was erected on the spot by the Bergey family association, and unveiled with an appropriate ceremony 27 September, 1907.

      The Family Name

      In a deed, given in 1728, in which John Ulrich Bergey conveys 100 acres of land to Jacob Enger he writes his name Hans Ulrich Burgy. This is the earliest signature that has been found and it is presumed that this is the original spelling of the family name. John Ulrich's name as appended to his will is either written with assistance or it is an attempt to anglicize it so as to make it more readily comprehensible by English speaking persons.

      John Ulrich Bergey's sons used three different renditions: Bergey, Berge and Berky. The greater number of the descendants of John Ulrich write their name Bergey. Some of the descendants of John write the name Berky. A few of the descendants of Isaac and all the descendants of Abraham write the name Berge. Some of the descendants of Isaac also write the name Bergy.

      From: "The Genealogy of the Bergey Family" by David H. Bergey, 1925

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      Source:
      bownehistory.org

      Of the Mennonite faith, Bergey came from Switzerland in 1719. He had 11 children. Progenitors of a large family in Pennsylvania, Ontario and the Mid-West. This house stands as a memorial to him and his progeny.




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