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James Hiram Berkman

JAMES HIRAM BERKMAN
b. 23 March 1853, Jennings County, Indiana, to Christian and Elizabeth (Hopples) Berkman
d. 11 August 1911, near Lanceburg, Arkansas

m/1. 14 November 1872, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary E. Stearns

m/2. 19 January 1897, Sonoma, California
Eva Josephine McFarland
d. 9 April 1957, California

Children with Mary E. Stearns:

  • Effie B. (1873-1955)
  • Edith G. (1880-1967)

Children with Eva Josephine McFarland:

  • Clare Elizabeth (1898-1986) married (1) Chester Riley, (2) Richard Watson
  • Elma Fredericka (1900-1983) married Edgar Burgess┬áStraker
  • Mark Albert (1904-1987) married Ruby Mae McClinden
  • Lois (1909-1909)

The first two children were born in Indiana and Minnesota. The next two were born in California and Minnesota. The last two were born in Michigan. Eva’s other husband was Mark Parkhouse. James left Indiana between 1873 and 1880.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

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

David Garrison Berkman

DAVID GARRISON BERKMAN
b. 25 June 1848, Columbia Township, Jennings County, Indiana, to Christian and Elizabeth (Hopples) Berkman
d. 8 April 1934, Hardin, Texas

m/1. 20 May 1875, Decatur County, Indiana
Elizabeth E. Malcolm
b. 15 May 1847
d. 16 August 1894

m/2.
Elizabeth J. Ford

Children with Elizabeth E. Malcolm:

  • Elizabeth (1877-1882)
  • Robert L. (1879-1884)
  • Roy Whitney (1881-1958) married Hattie Virginia Weaver
  • William F. (1884-1963) married Trudy Dillard
  • David Donald (1887-1919) married Almenda Mann
  • Mabel (b. 1888) married Harvey Jetton

David left Indiana after the 1880 census and was in Minnesota by 26 July 1881. He was a preacher for the Church of the Brethren. He was in Texarkana, Arkansas, in 1898-1899; Jolla, Arkansas, 1900-1904; Lanceburg, Arkansas, 1905-1916; and Chadron, Nebraska, 1916-1917.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN