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  • ID: I12677
  • Name: Casper Bergert
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Gaspard /Beukert/
  • Birth: ABT 1800 in Unterseen, Switzerland
  • Death: ABT 1883 in Stark County, Ohio
  • Note:
    Samuel H. Bergert parents were Casper Bergert (AKA: Gaspard Beukert in
    Switzerland) and Elizabeth Tinboden.
    They had nine (9) children.
    1.) Gaspard Bergert 1822
    2.) Elizabeth Bergert 1827
    3.) Mary Ann Bergert 1829
    4.) John Bergert 1831
    5.) Susan Bergert 1834
    6.) Frederic Bergert 1836
    7.) Samuel H. Bergert 1840
    8.) Daniel S. Bergert 1840 - My Great-Great Grandfather
    9.) Margaret Bergert 1846

    Casper & Elizabeth were born in Switzerland along with their first four (4) children (Gaspard, Elizabeth, Mary Ann and John). I have a copy of the passport from when they came to the US. On that document you can see how the spelling of Beukert changed to Bergert. - Nicole Bergert - bergertn@bellsouth.net

    CONTROL No. 661
    Age: Thirty Two City of BERNE
    Stature: Document of the Government
    Height: 5 Ft. 5 1/2 Inches
    Hair: Black Prefect of Passage Forehead: High Eyebrows: Black Eyes: Brown Nose: Well Formed Mouth: Wide Chin: Round with Cleft
    Face: Long Distinctive Marks: None
    Signature of Applicant "Caspar Beugger"
    All the authorities charged with maintaining order and security are invited to pass freely Gaspard Beukert with his wife Elizabeth Tinboden, age 33 years, and his children; Gaspard, born in 1822; Elizabeth, born in 1827; Mary, born in 1829; and John born in 1831.
    Originating from Unterseen, Switzerland Living in Unterseen, Switzerland Going to Le Havre, France in order to embark for America, with the intention of remaining there, having the necessary resources and having produced for us a sufficient sum for the trip and the crossing for himself and his family. Recommending to give him aid and assistance in case of need under offers of reciprocity. The present passport is valid for a year, when delivered with attesting authenticity. Approval for passage is given the 1st of March 1833.
    The Prefect
    in is absence,

    Robert A. (Bob) Bergert - As outlined in this document the origin of the "Bergert" family has been traced back several generations to
    the town of Unterseen, Switzerland. This fact has been verified through the acquisition of the original family passport which has been preserved and passed down through generations of family members. A copy of this document is provided in this manuscript. Elder members of the family often stated that the original family name was not "Bergert" as we know it today. These individuals indicated that the original family name may have been something similar to "Baker" or "Bagert." The passport, dated march 1, 1833, clearly states that it was issued to Gaspard Beukert, a resident of Unterseen, Switzerland. The signature of the applicant on this document however, clearly reads "Caspar Beugger." I suspect that the name of "Bergert' as we know it today evolved either because of translation or a heavily accented pronunciation and misinterpretation of the name during the period of time following the family's arrival in this country. Upon examining the various stamps of approval on the back of the passport, it would appear that Gaspard Beukert and his family (wife Elizabeth, and children Gaspard, Elizabeth, Marie, and John) departed Switzerland sometime during March of 1833. It appears that they passed through the city of Basel, Switzerland en route to the coastal city of La Havre, France, on the English Channel where the embarked on a voyage to America. The final stamp of approval indicates that the family passed through Albany, New York, on the 30th of April 1833.
    Ohio Census records for the years 1840, 1850 and 1860 indicate that the family settled in Carroll County, Ohio (Rose Township), a fact confirmed by a number of elder members of the family. The surname depicted on these census records appears to be "Baker" however, the family origin, the names and ages of the children, as well as the location of the residence, all describe the original "Bergert" family.

    In the census Casper was listed as Casper Baker.

    [Brøderbund Family Archive #316, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1840, Date of Import: Mar 12, 2007, Internal Ref. #1.316.1.458.72]
    Individual: Baker, Casper
    County/State: Carroll Co., OH
    Location: Rose Twp
    Page #: 246
    Year: 1840
    Fred, John, Casper Jr, Casper Sr.
    ??, Susan, Mary Ann, Elizabeth Jr, Elizabeth Sr.

    [Brøderbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1850, Date of Import: Mar 12, 2007, Internal Ref. #1.317.1.1192.154]
    Individual: Baker, Casper
    County/State: Carroll Co., OH
    Location: Rose Twp
    Page #: 211
    Year: 1850
    Household 2920-2926
    Casper Baker 50 m Farmer 2000 Switzerland
    Elizabeth Baker 50 f Switzerland
    Mary Ann Baker 21 f Switzerland
    John Baker 19 m Farmer Switzerland
    Susan Baker 16 f OH
    Frederick Baker 14 m OH
    Samuel Baker 10 m OH
    Daniel Baker 6 m OH
    Margaret Baker 4 f OH

    1860 Census of Carroll County Ohio - Rose Twp - Post Office: Waynesburgh Stark County - page 384 - Household 16-15
    Casper Baker 60 m Farmer 3000 600 Switzerland
    Elizabeth Baker 59 f Switzerland
    Mary Baker 25 f Seamstress OH
    Samuel Baker 19 m Farmhand OH
    Margaret Baker 14 f OH
    Daniel Baker 15 m Farmhand OH
    Sylvanus SHW?? 3 m OH (Probably Sherer, son of Christian Sherer.)

    1870 Census of Carroll County Ohio - Rose Twp - Post Office: Magnolia - page 166 - Household 91-84
    Baker, Casper 70 m Farmer 5200 1000 Switzerland
    Elizabeth 70 f Keeps house Switzerland
    Daniel 23 m Farming 200 OH
    Sheraugh, Sarah A. 13 f Housekeeping OH (Probably Sherer, daughter of Christian Sherer.)

    1880 Census of Stark County Ohio - Canton - Page 309B
    Christian SHERER Self M M W 44 FRANCE
    Occ: Farmer Fa: FRAN Mo: FRAN
    Mary SHERER Wife F M W 49 SWITZ
    Occ: Keeping House Fa: SWITZ Mo: SWITZ
    Sylvanus SHERER Son M S W 22 OH
    Fa: FRAN Mo: SWITZ
    Sarah SHERER Dau F M W 22 OH
    Occ: Keeping House Fa: FRAN Mo: SWITZ
    Rebecca SHERER Dau F S W 19 OH
    Fa: FRAN Mo: SWITZ
    Marion O. SHERER Son M S W 16 OH
    Fa: FRAN Mo: SWITZ
    Casper BERGERT FatherL M W W 80 SWITZ

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Tinboden b: ABT 1800 in Unterseen, Switzerland
    • Married: ABT 1821 in Switzerland
    1. Has No Children Casper Bergert b: ABT 1822 in Unterseen, Switzerland
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Bergert b: ABT 1827 in Unterseen, Switzerland
    3. Has Children Mary Ann Bergert b: FEB 1828 in Unterseen, Switzerland
    4. Has Children John Herbert Bergert b: ABT 1831 in Unterseen, Switzerland
    5. Has No Children Susan Bergert b: ABT 1834 in Carroll County, Ohio
    6. Has Children Frederick M. Bergert b: JUN 1836 in Carroll County, Ohio
    7. Has Children Samuel H. Bergert b: 10 OCT 1840 in Carroll County, Ohio
    8. Has Children Daniel S. Bergert b: AUG 1844 in Carroll County, Ohio
    9. Has Children Margaret J. Bergert b: ABT 1845 in Carroll County, Ohio

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