HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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JACOB F. BERGEN, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; son of George and Emily A. (Wyatt) Bergen, who came from Woodford Co., Ky., with their parents, who emigrated from Morris Co., N.J., to Woodford Co., Ky., in 1818; thence to Illinois in 1824, locating in Morgan Co., where they spent their last days; his father, George S. Bergen, was born in New Jersey July 6, 1809; he went with his parents, to Morgan Co., Ill., where he married Miss Emily A. Wyatt, Feb. 11, 1829; she died at Petersburg, Feb. 4, 1870, leaving a family of seven sons and one daughter. George S. Bergen now resides with his son, Jacob F., at the ripe old age of 70; during his life, he has accumulated a good property, which he has distributed among his children. Jacob F., the subject of this sketch, was born in Morgan Co., Ill., April 23, 1845, and, in 1850, was brought to this county, where he has since lived, a well-to-do and highly respected citizen; during his early life, he obtained a good business education, attending the Commercial College at Springfield; he began doing business for himself in 1866; he now owns 144 acres of the old homestead farm. He married Hannah E. Street, of Baltimore, Md., Oct. 1, 1873; they have one child, a promising son - Guy F.


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