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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.
1882
page 294-295

HENRY V. BERK, farmer; P. O., Iamton, is the son of Henry Berk, Sr.,
a
native of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and followed the manufacturing of
linen.
He married Miss Margaret Abt, a native of Prussia. They were the parents
of
three children. Lewis and Henry V. are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Berk
both
departed this life at the age of 39 years. Both were consistent members
of
the Lutheran Church, Henry V., Jr., the subject of this biography, was
born
in Hesse Darmstadt, in 1816, and was educated in English and German. He
served an apprenticeship of three years, learning the cabinet trade,
paying
his instructor, as was the custom of that country. He worked journey
work in
various parts of Europe until 1836, the time of his immigrating to
America.
After his arrival in the United States he located in Baltimore and
engaged at
his trade, remaining several months, and then came to Frederickstown, and

subsequently to Vienna Cross roads, Clark Co., Ohio, and afterward to
Dayton,
Ohio, where he followed his trade. By economy and industry, he was
enabled,
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
celebrated
his marriage with Annn M. Glass, born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Dec. 22,
1817.
As a result of this union had eight children, viz.: Mary, Amelia, Anna,
Enna,
Ellen, Henry, Lewis, Lewis, Theodore. Mr. and Mrs. Berk have been
identified
with the Lutheran Church for a number of years.

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