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Stephan Heinrich Bergman
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1812
Death: May 1, 1900

Stephen Heinrich married Catherine Adelade Hogart. They had five children: Mary Bergmann Luttmer(1853-1922), John A. Bergmann (1855-1927) Bernard (1860-1924) Philomena Bergmann Schwegmann(1862-1906) and Anna Bergmann Luttmer Beckmann (1866-1937).

Heinrich Arend II Bergmann, later known in America as H. Arnold, and his brother Stephan Heinrich Bergmann were sailors. They crossed the Atlantic in the commission of their duties in a sailboat. Eventually they sold their sailboat in New Orleans and purchased a steamship to haul freight from New Orleans up and down the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Eventually they decided to retire entirely from sailing. They sold their boat in Cincinnati and stayed in Ohio after the 1830s. Cincinnati was also the location of a government land office where many settlers of Mercer and Auglaize counties purchased their farms.

Brothers, H. Arnold and Stephen, like so many other Germans of the time helped dig the Miami and Erie Canal. They are purported to have worked on the segment between Toledo and Cincinnati. In the 1840s they each purchased farmland in Mercer county Ohio and moved to Maria Stein.

The brothers and longtime partners, H. Arnold and Stephen Heinrich are both buried in the church cemetery behind the Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist. This region is colloquially known as "St. John's," as many towns, such as Maria Stein, support more than one Catholic Church. If you were from "St. John" or "St. Rose," it meant you lived geographically close to that church and, presumably, you were a member of that Church's community.

Their oldest brother, Franz Heinrich Bergman (B. 19 October, 1803, D. 11 January 1881), settled with his wife from Steinfeld Germany, Maria Catherina Stukenborg (B. 7 September 1805, D. 17 July 1873), on a farm off of Egypt Rd. one and a half miles west of nearby Minster Ohio (also known as the Andrew and Victor Osterloh farm).

Their unmarried brother, Johannes (Frances Joseph) 1810-1850 is also reported to be buried in Maria Stein but I have yet to find his grave or a burial record.
Family links: 
  Heinrich Arend Bergmann (1773 - 1868)
  Katharina Adelheid Hogart Bergmann (1822 - 1890)
  Mary Elizabeth Bergman Luttmer (1853 - 1922)*
  John A. Bergman (1855 - 1927)*
  Bernard Bergman (1860 - 1924)*
  Anna Bergmann/Luttmer Beckman (1866 - 1937)*
  Franz Heinrich Bergman (1803 - 1881)*
  H Arnold Bergmann (1807 - 1887)*
  Stephan Heinrich Bergman (1812 - 1900)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Catholic Church Cemetery
Maria Stein
Mercer County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 10, New
Maintained by: A. Chronicler
Originally Created by: Tracy Clark
Record added: Aug 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74793061
Stephan Heinrich Bergman
Added by: A. Chronicler
Stephan Heinrich Bergman
Added by: A. Chronicler
Stephan Heinrich Bergman
Added by: A. Chronicler
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