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Hiram Berkman

HIRAM BERKMAN
b. 6 June 1840, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian and Elizabeth (Hopples) Berkman
d. 27 August 1910, Monroe County, Iowa

m/1. 15 March 1863, Decatur County, Indiana
Rachel Himelick
b. 11 August 1840, Indiana
d. 6 September 1879, Monroe County, Iowa

m/2. 17 October 1883, Iowa
Mary (or May) A. Funk, who survived him

Children with Rachel Himelick:

  • Mary Belle (d. 1944) married Thomas G. Henderson
  • Ellen (1867-1957) married Frederick D. Moss
  • Daniel (1870-1871)
  • George (1871-1954) married Vienna Swope
  • Lydia (1876-1876)

Hiram came to Jennings County, Indiana, in 1844 and was living in Westport, Decatur County, when the family moved to Iowa in 1869. In his early years, he taught school. About 1881 he was ordained to the ministry for the Church of the Brethren. The surname is also spelled Barrickman and Bergman

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

Christopher C. Berkman

CHRISTOPHER C. BERKMAN
b. 17 June 1831, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian Berkman/Barrickman/Bergman
d. 13 August 1894, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

m. 26 February 1852, Jennings County, Indiana
Melvira Adelina Sperry
b. 16 April 1836, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County,
Michigan
d. 21 January 1889, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Children with Melvira Adelina Sperry:

  • Franklin Pierce (1853-1907)
  • William Mack (b. 1854) married Carrie Daisy Williamson
  • Flora Bell (b. 1858) married Adam Leroy Bolton
  • Minnie May (b. 1861) married William Benson
  • Cora Etta (b. 1867) married John Griffen

Christopher immigrated to near Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, in 1851, and emigrated from Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, in 1854. He served in the 3rd Regiment, Company F, Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War. He was a veterinary surgeon and worked with the fire department for ten years. He had acquired a competence in the manufacture of patent medicines and had investments in real estate. He was a member of the Masons, I.O.O.F., and A.O.U.W.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN