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John Henry Berkman

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

David Mack Berkman

DAVID MACK BERKMAN
b. 11 November 1851, near Queensville, Jennings County, Indiana, to John Henry and Martha (McJenkins) Berkman
d. 13 February 1912, Rochester, Minnesota

m. 26 June 1877, Rochester, Minnesota
Gertrude Emily Mayo
b. 18 July 1853, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to Dr. and Mrs. William Worral Mayo
d. 22 July 1938, Rochester, Minnesota

Children with Gertrude Emily Mayo:

  • Daisy Louise (1878-1976) married Henry S. Plummer
  • Martha M. (1880-1971) married Ralph V. Blethen
  • Helen Phoebe (1883-1952) married Edward Starr Judd
  • David Mayo (1886-2958) married Frances Kiefer Scott
  • John Mayo (1898-1978) married Margaret Sherman

David was a veterinary surgeon; he left Indiana before 1877. Gertrude was a sister to Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo; her family left Indiana in early 1855. The Berkman and Mayo families both lived in homes on the site of the older portion of the Mayo Clinic building.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN