Biography of Frederick Berger
Hancock County, OH Biographies

FREDERICK BERGER, farmer and stock raiser, Deweyville. was born in Wurtemberg. Germany, April 19, 1827. His father, George Berger, a farmer in that county, never came to America. Our subject. the third in a family of four children, received his schooling in his native land and there learned farming of his father. He came to America in 1853, and after living in Big Lick Township, Hancock Co., Ohio, four years, moved to Pleasant Township where he has since resided. He has been twice married. His first wife, Catherine Yawn, whom he married in 1853, died in 1874. The children born to this union were as follows: Jacob, John, William, Amos, Lewis, Emma Ellen, Mary A., Jonas F. and Charles C. Mr. Berger was married, on second occasion, to Mrs. Susan Myers, widow of David Myers (by whom she had two children: Laura M., now the wife of Ephraim Trout and Joseph), and daughter of Peter Sherick, a farmer and early settler of Wayne County, Ohio. She is of German origin. This union has been blessed with two children: Barbara E. and Lydia, Mr. Berger's four eldest sons are married. Our subject is owner of 120 acres of land, and his wife has a life lease of fifteen acres more. Their property adjoins the village of Deweyville where they reside. Mr. Berger takes deep interest in educational matters and has served as school director for several terms. In politics he is a Democrat.

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Chicago, Illinois 1886

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