Teunis G. Bergen

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Teunis Garret Bergen
Hon. Tennis G. Bergen, N.Y - NARA - 526036.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Preceded by Martin Kalbfleisch
Succeeded by Demas Barnes
Personal details
Born October 6, 1806 (1806-10-06)
Brooklyn, New York
Died April 24, 1881 (1881-04-25) (aged 74)
Brooklyn, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Roelof Van Brunt Bergen
Children Garrett T Bergen
Alma mater Erasmus Hall Academy
Profession farmer, surveyor, politician, writer, historian
Military service
Service/branch New York State Militia
Rank colonel
Unit Two Hundred and Forty-first Regiment

Teunis Garret Bergen (October 6, 1806 – April 24, 1881) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bergen was the son of Garrett and Jane Wyckoff Bergen and the second cousin of John Teunis Bergen, also a U. S. Representative from New York. He attended the common schools and Erasmus Hall Academy (in Flatbush). He married Elizabeth Roelof Van Brunt on December 19, 1827, and they had one son, Garrett T. Bergen.[1]

Bergen engaged in agricultural pursuits and surveying, and was supervisor of New Utrecht, Kings County, New York from 1836 to 1859. He was a member of the New York constitutional conventions in 1846, 1867, and 1868, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Baltimore and Charleston in 1860.[2]

Bergen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served as U. S. Representative for the second district of New York holding office from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1867.[3] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866 and resumed agricultural pursuits and surveying near New Utrecht, and also engaged in literary and historical work.

Having served as ensign, captain, adjutant, and lieutenant colonel, Bergen was colonel of the Two Hundred and Forty-first Regiment, New York State Militia (known as Kings County Troop).


Bergen died in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on April 24, 1881 (age 74 years, 200 days). He is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.[4]

Credited Eponyms[edit]

New York City (NYC) Public School 9 in Brooklyn, NY (PS 9 Teunis G. Bergen) was named after Teunis G. Bergen. His name was also given to a street and subway station in Brooklyn off the 1, 2, and G trains.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Teunis G. Bergen". Geni.com. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Teunis G. Bergen". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Teunis G. Bergen". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Teunis G. Bergen". Find A Graver. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martin Kalbfleisch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Demas Barnes