Abraham Bergey

Abraham Bergey

Birth
Death
12 Sep 1817 (aged 74)
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
53105359 View Source

BIRTH AND PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
Abraham Bergey was born on January 6, 1743 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in British Colonial America, to a prominent Mennonite, John Ulrich Bergey (1700-1762) and to his wife Anna Mary Clemens (1709-1789). His father was an immigrant from Switzerland. The township of Abraham's birth was Lower Salford. Bergey was originally spelled by John as Bürgy. Abraham's children and their children used a variety of spellings of the surname. Abraham had twelve siblings. One source of seven in the Netherlands Family Trees, gave Abraham a middle name -- his mother's maiden name -- and no other source did so.
MILITARY
Christian and Isaac, brothers, were Revolutionary Patriots who served as Privates in the Philadelphia Militia (DAR ancestors A009521 and A009522). Abraham, himself, provided service by paying supply tax of 67 pounds in 1780 (DAR ancestor A212660). In 1786 Abraham was on the Pennsylvania Militia Rolls in 1786. He was judged "capable of bearing arms."
MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES
Abraham had three children with his first wife. Then, Salome (Gorgas) Bergey died unexpectedly in 1782. She was, according to a Mennonite Vital Record, buried in Keelys Cemetery. Abraham had seven children with his second wife, Esther (Shantz) Bergey, whose father was an immigrant from Switzerland. Their children included a daughter, Hannah. Hannah married in 1805, and continued to live in Montgomery County while her father was alive.
DEATH AND BURIAL OF ABRAHAM
He died on September 12, 1817, in Limerick Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A photographer reported in 2020 that there was no evidence of his gravesite in Keelys Cemetery. (According to the Salford cemetery historian in 2020, he was not buried in the same cemetery, Salford, as his father and brother, Christian.) Records show that Abraham's nephew, Abraham Bergey, was buried in Old Burial Place AKA Herstein's Mennonite Church Cemetery.
DEATH AND BURIAL OF ABRAHAM'S SECOND WIFE
She died on March 13, 1821, in Limerick Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Esther Bergey's burial site was unknown as of 2020. An abstract of Esther's Probate was reported.
PROBATE
Abraham left no Will. A document, found in 2021, verified that on November 16, 1818, a Petition for Letters of Administration of his Estate was approved.

BIRTH AND PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
Abraham Bergey was born on January 6, 1743 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in British Colonial America, to a prominent Mennonite, John Ulrich Bergey (1700-1762) and to his wife Anna Mary Clemens (1709-1789). His father was an immigrant from Switzerland. The township of Abraham's birth was Lower Salford. Bergey was originally spelled by John as Bürgy. Abraham's children and their children used a variety of spellings of the surname. Abraham had twelve siblings. One source of seven in the Netherlands Family Trees, gave Abraham a middle name -- his mother's maiden name -- and no other source did so.
MILITARY
Christian and Isaac, brothers, were Revolutionary Patriots who served as Privates in the Philadelphia Militia (DAR ancestors A009521 and A009522). Abraham, himself, provided service by paying supply tax of 67 pounds in 1780 (DAR ancestor A212660). In 1786 Abraham was on the Pennsylvania Militia Rolls in 1786. He was judged "capable of bearing arms."
MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES
Abraham had three children with his first wife. Then, Salome (Gorgas) Bergey died unexpectedly in 1782. She was, according to a Mennonite Vital Record, buried in Keelys Cemetery. Abraham had seven children with his second wife, Esther (Shantz) Bergey, whose father was an immigrant from Switzerland. Their children included a daughter, Hannah. Hannah married in 1805, and continued to live in Montgomery County while her father was alive.
DEATH AND BURIAL OF ABRAHAM
He died on September 12, 1817, in Limerick Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A photographer reported in 2020 that there was no evidence of his gravesite in Keelys Cemetery. (According to the Salford cemetery historian in 2020, he was not buried in the same cemetery, Salford, as his father and brother, Christian.) Records show that Abraham's nephew, Abraham Bergey, was buried in Old Burial Place AKA Herstein's Mennonite Church Cemetery.
DEATH AND BURIAL OF ABRAHAM'S SECOND WIFE
She died on March 13, 1821, in Limerick Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Esther Bergey's burial site was unknown as of 2020. An abstract of Esther's Probate was reported.
PROBATE
Abraham left no Will. A document, found in 2021, verified that on November 16, 1818, a Petition for Letters of Administration of his Estate was approved.


Inscription

If a gravestone is present, the inscription is not legible.

Gravesite Details

The Mennonite Heritage Center Collections Manager calculated, in March 2022, that Abraham was buried at (Herstein's) Mennonite Church Cemetery. However, Abraham is not listed in the MHEP Cemetery Database.