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 Isaac H Bergen

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Isaac H Bergen

  • Birth 23 Feb 1819 Grovers Mill, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 1897 Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 29610326

Son of George G & Elizabeth (nee Scudder) Bergen. Husband of Margaret K Bergen.

Was in the carriage building business which he sold to his nephew, James Reid Bergen, in 1867. He was later an insurance agent.

Father of Mary C Bergen (died young), Virginia E (nee Bergen) Winner, George B Bergen, Mary Rosalie (nee Bergen) Burd.

Obituary supplied by Mary Jane Haight-Eckert:

Obituary
Unidentified Newsclipping - 1897
BERGEN.--Isaac H. Bergen was born near Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 1819, and died at his home in Pennington, New Jersey, February 12, 1897. He had a Presbyterian training, his father being an elder in that Church. At an early age he moved to Pennington to learn his trade, and ever after made it his home. Here, in 1838, he was married to Miss Margaret K. Hoffmann, a devout Methodist, who interested him in the church of her choice, and largely through her influence he was led to the Saviour. Under the ministry of the Rev. Isaac Winner in 1840, he joined the Methodist church, of which he was a devoted member for fifty-seven years, and for fifty-two years continuously a member of the official board, holding all the various offices the church has to bestow upon a layman. While he loved all Christians, his own church had first place in his heart. He was an ardent lover of Methodism, holding tenaciously to her doctrines and usages. He believed in godliness and insisted on a positive Christian experience. He often spoke in public with great earnestness of God's goodness to him, and declared that he owed all to the Methodist Church. He was a most faithful servant of the Church, always jealously guarding what he believed to be for her true interest. He also was generous in his gifts to all Church enterprises, and through vigorous and persistent effort largely aided in securing for his church its present valuable property, which in a sense remains a monument to his memory. His last illness was brief. Though suffering severely, he was sustained by the presence of his Lord. A few minutes before his departure he repeated in a clear tone of voice part of the hymn, beginning, "My heavenly home is bright and fair," and closed with the chorus: "I'm going home to die no more." These were his last words. The wife of his youth, and with whom he journeyed for fifty-nine years, a son, and one daughter remain to mourn their loss; one daughter had gone on before and welcomed his coming.
Written by John F. Sechrist


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  • Created by: Richard C Burd
  • Added: 6 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29610326
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac H Bergen (23 Feb 1819–12 Feb 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29610326, citing Pennington Cemetery, Pennington, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard C Burd (contributor 47031620) .