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John Bernard Hersberger
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1789
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1829
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

John Bernard Hersberger was named for his maternal grandfather, Johannes George Remsberg and his paternal grandfather, Bernard Hersperger, but most records show him as John B. Hersberger.

As the oldest son, John B. inherited his father Henry's property. However, it appears he also inherited several property problems that had to be settled with his aunts in Equity Court and possibly other debts. There are many records attempting to settle these issues of land in and around Jefferson that had come to his father through his grandfather Bernard Hersperger.

He married Sarah Ann Wiles on September 20, 1820 in the Lutheran Church in Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland. They had three sons. In 1929, John B., Sarah, and their youngest son George Washington Hersberger all died. Their oldest son, Henry Thomas, died about 1832. This left their son John William Hersberger as the only survivor from this family. The guardianship papers show two of his guardians were his uncles, Henry Hersperger and John Dare husband of Susan Hersperger. Most likely he was raised by Henry because John William named many of his children after his first cousins who were Henry's children. Both uncles lived in Jefferson. However, there is one unverified family story that has him placed with a cobbler that he ran away from. That story has him raised by a kindly farmer that found him.

The grave for John B., Sarah Ann, and their two sons are unknown. However, there are many unmarked graves in the Union Cemetery in Jefferson near his father and his brother. They are most likely buried there.
Family links: 
  Henry Hersperger (1760 - 1812)
  Catharine Remsberg Hersperger (1762 - 1824)
  Sarah Ann Wiles Hersberger (____ - 1829)*
  John William Hersberger (1824 - 1895)*
  Susan R. Hersperger Dare (____ - 1888)*
  John Bernard Hersberger (1789 - 1829)
  Henry Hersperger (1794 - 1859)*
  Elizabeth Hersperger Wiles (1796 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: He is probably buried in an unmarked grave in the Union Cemetery in Jefferson, Frederick County Maryland
Created by: AnnS
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72108771


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