John T. Bergen

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John Teunis Bergen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byJacob Crocheron
Succeeded byIsaac B. Van Houten
Personal details
Born1786 (1786)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York
DiedMarch 9, 1855 (1855-03-10) (aged 68)
Batavia, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyJacksonian
Spouse(s)Margaret Donald Mcleod Bergen Maria F. Mcleod Bergen
ChildrenTunis John Bergen

Alexander J Bergen

Anna Matilda Bergen

Charles Edward Bergen

Daniel Mcleod Bergen

Emily Augusta Bergen

Frances Adelaide Bergen

Henrietta Cornelia Bergen

Margaret Ann Bergen

Maria C. Bergen

Catharine Dehart Bergen

Eliza Mcleod Bergen

Katharine Louisa Bergen

John H Bergen Bergen
Professionnewspaper owner


Military service
Branch/serviceNew York State Militia
Ranklieutenant captain
Battles/warsWar of 1812

John Teunis Bergen (1786 – March 9, 1855) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York.


Born in Gowanus, Brooklyn, Bergen was the son of Teunis Hans and Antje Cornelius Vanderve, and second cousin to Teunis Garret Bergen,[1] U.S. Representative from New York as well as a historian. He married Margaret Donald Mcleod who died in 1814. His second wife was Maria F. Mcleod.

Appointed a lieutenant in the New York State Militia in 1812, Bergen was promoted to captain in 1815 and served in the War of 1812.

Bergen was Sheriff of Kings County, New York from 1821 to 1825 and again from 1828 until 1831 when he resigned. He purchased the Long Island Patriot in 1829, the name of which was subsequently changed to the Brooklyn Advocate, and which ultimately became the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Elected as a Jacksonian to the twenty-second Congress, Bergen was U. S. Representative for the second district of New York from March 4, 1831, to March 3, 1833.[2] While in the House he was chairman of the Committee on Accounts.

Not a candidate for renomination in 1832, Bergen engaged in agricultural pursuits near Bay Ridge, New Utrecht (now part of Brooklyn). He moved to Brooklyn and engaged in the grocery business. In 1837, with his sons, he conducted a planing mill in New York City. He moved to Genesee County and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Bergen died in Batavia, New York on March 9, 1855 (age about 68 years). He is interred at Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, New York.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "John T. Bergen". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. ^ "John T. Bergen". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ "John T. Bergen". Find a Grave. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob Crocheron
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Succeeded by
Isaac B. Van Houten