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John Henry Berkman

b. 2 November 1821, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian Berkman
d. 11 July 1900, near Rochester, Minnesota

m. 12 December 1839, Butler County, Ohio
Martha McJenkins
b. 27 December 1821, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio
d. 6 January 1892, Rochester, Minnesota

Children with Martha McJenkins:

  • Mary Ann (1840-1889) married William Klingner
  • Frances Marion (1842-1882) married Smith Kiefer
  • David Mack (1851-1912) married Gertrude E. Mayo
  • William Riley (1855-1856)
  • Charles Patterson (1862-1866)

In 1841, the family came to Jennings County, Indiana, living in Geneva and Vernon townships, until leaving the state in 1884. John Henry was in charge of the County Poor Farm in Jennings County for 26 years.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN