Biography of George Bert, Jr.


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Bert, George, jr., was born in Germany, in August, 1852, a son of George and Elizabeth (Rhodenhise) Bert, natives of Germany. He came to America with his parents in 1853, settlingin New York city, and after one year moved to the town of Alexandria, Jefferson county, where they remained for five years, at which time they came to Worth and purchased about 200 acres of land. Mr. Bert, sr., has made his own property and is one of the leading farmers of his town. In 1864 he enlisted in Co. I, 186th N. Y. Vols., serving one year, and was wounded at Petersburg. In politics Mr. Bert is a Democrat. Hie wife died August 17, 1883. George Bert, jr., was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools, He has always followed farming as an occupation and at present has a farm of 230 acres and a dairy of thirty cows. February 14, 1876, he married Kate Hartman of Alexandria, and they have one son, born May 23, 1879, educated in Adams Collegiate Institute and is now engaged in teaching. Mr. Bert is a Democrat and is now one of the assessors of the town and at present is postmaster at Worthvifle. He is a member of the Sons of Veterans and of the Grange.

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