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Johann BERGMANN[1]

Male 1828 - 1912  (83 years)


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  • Name Johann BERGMANN 
    Born 28 Aug 1828  Heubuden, Marienburg, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Abt 1845  Heubuden, Marienburg, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Health Died of influenza and pneumonia. 
    History Bruderthal p. 125: "Butler Co., Kans." First Hillsboro 1885 p. 96: "zog 1855 nach Alexandertal bei Saratov, Ostrussland, 1859 nach Murajefka bei Samara, 1875 nach Butler Co., Kans. bei Whitewater, 1881 nach Hillsboro, Marion Co., 1887 nach Washington, 1892 nach Oklahoma bei El Reno zu seinen Kinder Abr. Bergm. Mit dieser kam er 1898 nach Marion Co. Kans., zog aber 1899 wieder nach Washington, kam 1901 wieder zurueck zu seinen Kindern Abr. Bergmanns u. in 1907 nach Hillsboro." "Der Hillsborten Br. Hirschler geschlichtet, u. auf dessen Anraten u. Befuerwortung wurde er in 1907 wieder als volles Glied anerkannt." p. 254: "Aufnahme: durch Attest von der Alexanderthal Gemeinde bei Samara. 1885"
    In the 1857 Am Trakt Colony census he is listed at Keppenthal (Koeppental) #2. The census states that he moved there in 1856. A list of the first settlers in the Am Trakt Colony in Jahrbuch fuer Ostdeutsche Volkskunde, Vol. 35, 1992, states he left Prussia 27 Sep 1855 and arrived at Koeppental 19 Apr 1856. According to the article in Mennonite Family History (Apr 1993, p 75) by Adelbert Goertz, he originally resided in Wernersdorf, Prussia. Bruderthal p. 125: "Butler Co. Kans."

    Biography - Johann Bergmann was born August 28, 1828 in West Prussia, Germany. His parents were Cornelius and Maria Andres Bergmann. They were farmers and are buried in Heubuden Cemetery, near Marienburg, Germany. Johann married Elizabeth Warkentin on November 30, 1848 at the Warkentin home in Siemondorf, Germany. Johann was involved with various businesses and farming before moving to Saratof, in eastern Russia, and later to Koeppethal. He and Elizabeth had six children before her death on September 14, 1863. He married Renatha Epp from Schoenau, West Prussia, Germany. They had a son, Frank, born June 11, 1867. The family left their farm in Russia due to conscription, with the deadline being 1880. After that date, no one could leave the country. The family returned to Germany and made the decision to immigrate to the U.S. They sailed on the S.S. Rhein in mid June from Bremen, Germany. The family arrived in New York on July 1, 1876, where they took a train through Chicago to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. They left Iowa by train and arrived in Peabody, Kansas on October 4, 1876. Johann immediately purchased a farm in Butler County, Kansas near the Brainerd/Whitewater/Elbing area.
    After the grown sons and daughter Anna married or moved to the Hillsboro area, Johann sold the farm and joined them there. Later, Johann and Renatha moved to Washington state, where they bought timberland, built a log house, and cleared land for farming. They lived there for four years before the death of Renatha. She died November 27, 1892, and was buried on the farm. His son Frank and daughter-in-law Cornelie lived with Johann for a time. Johann later stayed with his son Abraham and family in El Reno, Oklahoma. The entire family moved back to the Hillsboro area in 1899 by train and covered wagon.
    The family built a house for Johann, where he lived for four years, before contracting influenza and pneumonia. He died on March 24, 1912. He was buried at the Hillsboro Cemetery (Haven of Rest).
    (Information from Record of our Forefathers, written by Cornelius F. Bergmann, son of Abraham W. Bergmann.)
    Johann led an extraordinary life, and would have continued his adventures at age 84, if not for sudden illness. He appears to have been an astute deal maker, considering all of the various properties and businesses he owned in Germany, Russia, and the U.S. And, he was the patriarch of a large and successful family. 
    Immigration 1 Jul 1876  Rhein; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number 013jo 
    Buried Abt Mar 1912  Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • No headstone picture.
    Died 24 Mar 1912  Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I40059  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2016 

    Father Cornelius BERGMANN,   b. 17 Jan 1770, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1835, Heubuden, Marienburg, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Maria ANDRES,   b. 8 May 1790, Irrgang, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1844, Heubuden, Marienburg, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1808  Heubuden, Marienburg, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F34879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elisabeth WARKENTIN,   b. 21 Sep 1821, Simonsdorf, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1863, Marajewka, Samara Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1848  Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Abraham Wilhelm BERGMANN,   b. 11 Sep 1855, Kursk, Kurskaya Oblast, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1948, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Family ID F25277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Renatha EPP,   b. 17 Apr 1822, Schoenau, Marienburg, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1892, Hayes, Clark, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt Dec 1863  [2
    Family ID F34882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Mar 1912 - Haven of Rest Cemetery, Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 1912 - Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S390] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 6.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S323] Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Records, Pg. 96.

    3. [S112] Migration From the Russian Empire, Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, (published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995), Pg. 53.

    4. [S153] Heubuden, Prussia; Mennonite Church Records.