Thursday, February 20, 2014

Garrett C. Bergen, War of 1812.

Garrett C. Bergen.

Private, Captain David Adam's Company, 8th., Kentucky Militia.
Enlisted August 17, 1812.
Discharged December31, 1812,
Residence Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, 1850 to 1855, again in 1871.
Sold first wife Mary Santa.
Second wife Ellenar ( Ryker ) Bergen.
Married November 25, 1856, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana.
He died September 22, 1872, Johnson County, Indiana.
Age 80 years 3 Months and 5 Days.
Burial Green lawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana.

Authors note: Sold his wife is no error at that time one could sell one's wife.  It cost to much for the poorer man to get a divorce.

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