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 John G. Bergen

John G. Bergen

Birth
Hightstown, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 16 Jan 1872 (aged 81)
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 7, 137
Memorial ID 19951 · View Source
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Bergen was instrumental in the building of the first church in Springfield. He came to Springfield & found a small Presbyterian congregation organized a few months before by a passing missionary. He assisted in forming the Presbytery & first Synod in the state & was the first moderator of each. After his retirement in 1848, he wrote many articles under the pen name of Old Man of the Prairie, which appears on the base of his gravestone.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19951
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John G. Bergen (27 Nov 1790–16 Jan 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19951, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .