Biography of John H. Berlin
Forest County, PA Biographies





JOHN H. BERLIN, farmer, P. O. Whig Hill, a son of Paul and Nancy (Toman) Berlin, was born in Clarion county, Penn., January 15, 1840, and was reared and educated in his native county. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Eighty third Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. He was wounded at the battle of Laure] Hill, taken prisoner and confined in Richmond Hospital, and for two weeks in Libby Prison. After the close of the war, he came to Forest county, and engaged in lumbering. He married, in 1868, Miss Lavina L. Beck, daughter of Jacob Beck, of Kingsley township, Forest county, and they have since resided on his present farm. He has five children: Mary May (Mrs. Richard Flynn). Ida Catherine (Mrs. Charles Hoover), Jacob L., Clemor H. and Ludia Elizabeth, all at home. Mr. Berlin is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of Tionesta Post. No. 274, G. A. R. He is a trustee in the Evangelical 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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