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From: christina m hursh <>
Subject: bio: Henry V. Berk, Montgomery Co.
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 12:43:36 -0500
"The History of Montgomery County, Ohio."; by W. H. Beers & Co., pub.
HENRY V. BERK, farmer; P. O., Iamton, is the son of Henry Berk, Sr.,
native of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and followed the manufacturing of
He married Miss Margaret Abt, a native of Prussia. They were the parents
three children. Lewis and Henry V. are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Berk
departed this life at the age of 39 years. Both were consistent members
the Lutheran Church, Henry V., Jr., the subject of this biography, was
in Hesse Darmstadt, in 1816, and was educated in English and German. He
served an apprenticeship of three years, learning the cabinet trade,
his instructor, as was the custom of that country. He worked journey
various parts of Europe until 1836, the time of his immigrating to
After his arrival in the United States he located in Baltimore and
his trade, remaining several months, and then came to Frederickstown, and
subsequently to Vienna Cross roads, Clark Co., Ohio, and afterward to
Ohio, where he followed his trade. By economy and industry, he was
in 1857, to purchase a small farm of 28 acres, which he has, by untiring
industry and temperate habits, increased to 400 acres. In 1840 he
his marriage with Annn M. Glass, born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Dec. 22,
As a result of this union had eight children, viz.: Mary, Amelia, Anna,
Ellen, Henry, Lewis, Lewis, Theodore. Mr. and Mrs. Berk have been
with the Lutheran Church for a number of years.
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