(I have NO source for this. It was saved in my Aunkst file as two jpegs of a typed document, looks like it came out of a book.. I do not remember where it came from.)
Articles of Agreement. April 28. 1828. Between George Berger of Pinegrove township.
county, and his son George Berger. Jr.. of same place. Whereas George Berger,
Sr., hath executed a deed of conveyance to his said son for plantation 011
which they reside, George Berger. Jr., is not to sell said premises against his
Father’s consent, and George. Sr., reserves for himself and wife the sole use
and occupancy of the back room on the lower floor of the dwelling house and
also one room above. &c.
George Berger married Maria Catharine, whose surname is not known, and who died a resident of
Township , before October, 1838.
Letters of administration on the estate of Maria Catharine Berger, late of Schuylkill
County . Pinegrove
Township , deceased, widow of George
Berger, deceased, were granted to John Lengel, a son-in-law, Schuylkill
County October 1, 1838. Children, exact
order of birth not known:
A daughter, married John Lengel.
Benjamin, of whom further.
Johann George, born
January 9, 1805. baptized March 5, 1805, at Saint
, in Evangelical
Church : sponsors, Johannes
Heberling and wife Christina. He evidently died at the age of twenty-six years,
having married a Miss Stein, as is indicated in the following: Pinegrove
(Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States. 1790,
p. 38. .
Berks County Pennsylvania. Deeds. Book 12, p.
251: Book 23, p. 318. D. G. Lubold: Jacob’s Church—Its History and Records, p.
BENJAMIN BERGER, son of George and Maria Catharine Berger, was born, probably in
, in or before 1802. His occupation
was that of a turner, as appears in deeds in 1823 and 1828. Berks County,
Tulpehocken road, adjoining Adam Minich. Jacob Ditzler, Jonathan Seidel and Benjamin Seidel, 45-2/3 perches.
The deed by which Benjamin Berger purchased three acres from his parents in April, 1828. appears in Generation II. above. Later in the same year he purchased other land:
Twelve days later Benjamin Berger sold the said tract, at an advance of fourteen dollars:
Four year later, Benjamin Berger sold the land he had purchased in 1823, and also the three acres which he had bought from his parents:
Besides the foregoing parcels of land, he was warrantee of twenty-five acres in
surveyed tor him Schuylkill County April 11, 1755.
The facts that Benjamin Berger's wife was called “Polly” when she, with him, conveyed land in December, 1828. and that his wife was called Catharine in the two deeds of July, 1832, suggest that he may have married twice. On the other hand, his wife’s name may have been Mary Catharine, a name similar to his mother’s, Maria Catharine, and a diminutive of Mary is Polly.