Biography of E. Berlin
Forest County, PA Biographies





E. BERLIN, merchant and farmer, Whig Hill, was born in Clarion county, Penn., January 11, 1835, a son of Paul and Nancy (Toman) Berlin, former a native of Westmoreland county, Penn., and the latter of Clarion county, Penn. Jacob Berlin, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was one of the early settlers of Clarion county. He was in the war of 1812, and died at the age of ninety.eight years. Paid Berlin was reared and married in Clarion county, and became one of the prominent farmers of the vicinity. He came to Forest county in the spring of 1855, and settled on the present farm of E. Berlin. He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Lutheran Church. He died in 1873, and his widow in 1876. They reared nine children: Lavina (Mrs. Jacob Myers, in Olean. N. Y.), Elizabeth (Mrs. William Reed, in Clarion county, Penn.), E., Jacob (who was killed by an accident in 1.885), Annie (Mrs. Joseph Swailes, in Pittsburgh, Penn.), Sarah (Mrs. Wesley Whitehill, in Kingsley township), John H. (also in Kingsley township). Lucy (Mrs. Raymond Graham, also in Kingsley township) Nancy E. (Mrs. William Bailey, in Warren county, Penn.). Mr. Berlin came with his parents to Forest county, Penn., and has since resided on the homestead. He married, in 1859, Miss Hannah Neil, daughter of Robert Neil, of Venaugo county, Penn., and by her has seven children: J. E. (a merchant in Mayburg), Elizabeth (Mrs. Thomas Flynn, in Green township), Ida (Mrs. Thomas Bruce, in Warren county), Derilla J. (Mrs. John Shank, in Kingsley township). Robert Adelbert Edith and Mabel. Mr. Berlin has been extensively engaged in lumbering in connection with farming. In 1883 he established his present mercantile business at Whig Hill. He is a Democrat in politics; has served as county commissioner for seven years, also filled various township offices. He was appointed postmaster in 1884. and still holds that office. The family attend the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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