Biography of John Bergin of Bergan, NY

John Bergin, son of Michael Bergin, born in 1837 in Kilkenny, Ireland, came to this country February 5, 1865, and located first at Hartford, Conn. After two years he went to Brooklyn, N. Y., and for one year engaged in the cotton business. He then went to South Amboy, N. J., thence to Genesee County, locating at South Byron, where he spent two years in farming and work for the N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. In 1870 he removed to Bergen, and has since made his home here. He is baggagemaster at the Bergen depot. He married Hanorah Welch, of his native country, in 1858, and of their eight children only one is living, a son, M. F. Bergen, born in Ireland, December 10, 1859. Up to 20 years he was employed on a farm, and then began business in this town as proprietor of a firstclass restaurant and saloon. He married Mary A., daughter of Philip and Mary Whalen, of this town, January 15, 1884, by whom he has one child, Gregory, born January 2, 1885. In February, 1881, Mr. Bergin opened an extensive grocery and wholesale liquor store, of which he is still the proprietor.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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