Biography of Rev. George T. Berry
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Berry, Rev. George T., the eldest son of the Rev Charles T. Berry of Brooklyn. was born at Valatie, N. Y., where his father spent the first five years of his ministry as pastor of the First Presbyterian church, afterwards serving for a quarter of a century as the pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Caldwell, N. J. Rev. George T. received his early education at the Caidwell high school and prepared for college at the Newark Academy. In 1883 he entered Princeton college and was graduated with the class of 1887. After teaching two years in Ohio he returned to Princeton and entered the Theological Seminary, graduating in 1892. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Newark one year previous to his graduation. and he supplied the First Presbyterian church of Boston the summer following. In June, 1892, he was ordained by the Presbytery of Newark and came to Troy as a supply for the Second Presbyterian church during the absence of the Rev. Dr. Hall in Europe. In the fall of the same year he returned to Princeton for a post graduate course, at the conclusion of which he devoted a year and more to foreign travel, completing the journey around the world. He returned to Troy in September, 1894, and since that time has supplied the pulpit of the Second Street Presbyterian church, of which he was installed pastor in November, 1895. He was married in 1893 to Carrie E. Packer, daughter of George A. Packer of Troy. N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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