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.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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