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Bergen

GENESEE COUNTY, NEW YORK







BERGEN was taken from the Town of Murray (which was divided into three Towns) on April 2, 1813. Bergen was incorporated March 5, 1877 and is the second smallest town in Genesee County. In its early days of settlement, Bergen was called Northwoods.

VILLAGES / AREAS:

Village of Bergen
Stone Church, West Bergen, North Bergen, East Bergen, Jericho Corners, Little Boston, West Sweden, Sheepskin Corners





ORGANIZATIONS / PEOPLE:

Town web page

Bergen Town Hall
13 S. Lake Ave. PO Box 249, Bergen , NY 14416
Phone: (585)-494-1121

Village of Bergen Historian:
F.E."Tally" Almquist
PO Box 417
Bergen, NY 14416-0417
(585) 494-1675
tallya@frontiernet.net

Town of Bergen Historian:
Vera (Peggy) Denton
P.O. Box 249
13 South Lake Avenue
Bergen, NY 14416
585/494-1121 Ext 5 (Town Hall)
585/494-1456 (home)
vdenton@rochester.rr.com

vdenton@rochester.rr.com

Town Clerk - Myrna List
Village - Deputy Clerk: Beverly Crosier

Bergen Historical Society and Museum
7547 S. Lake Road, Bergen, NY 14416
Open by Appointment - contact Historian


LIBRARIES

Byron-Bergen Public Library, (585) 494-1120    FAX:585-494-2339
Lee Ann Sperling - Librarian
PO Box 430, Bergen Town Hall - 13 S. Lake Ave., Bergen, NY 14416
Tues & Thurs: 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wed & Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gilliam - Grant Community Center,   (585) 494-1621
Deborah Ritmeyer - Librarian
6966 West Bergen Rd., Bergen, Ny 14416
Summer hours
Mon: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tues & Thurs: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays

Winter hours
Closed Mondays
Tues & Thurs: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.




CEMETERIES:

Mount Rest (Bergen Village Cemetery), South side of Town Line Road just west of Route 19, incorporated, first burial, 1812 (still in use) - contact - Ed Adams, 42 Kaymar Dr, Bergen, NY 14416

St. Brigid Catholic Church Cemetery, East side of Route 33 at edge of town first burial about 1850 (still in use)

Stone Church Rural Cemetery, Association formed in 1887.
One mile west of Stone Church on Maple Avenue, 4 miles north of LeRoy (still in use)first burial 1810

East Bergen or Sackett Road Cemetery,1-1/2 miles on Route 19 (also called Lake Rd.) at junction with Sackett Road
maintained by town, burials held for those who purchased a lot in the past(not sure if it is still used)first burial 1812

Creamery Road Cemetery (Red School House Cemetery), corner of West Sweden and Creamery Roads
incorporated, first burial, earaly 1800's - last in the 1940's (no longer used, many stones gone and most are difficult to read)

West Bergen Cemetery (Richmond Family cemetery),West Bergen Rd in a field behind the residence at 7178 West Bergen Rd., Abandoned




CHURCHES:

Bethel Baptist, 484 W. Bergen Rd., Bergen, NY 14416
Phone:(585) 494-1231

First Presbyterian, 38 S. Lake Ave., P.O. Box 206,
Bergen, NY 14416      Phone:(585) 494-1251

Calvary Chapel Agape,PO Box 2,Bergen, NY 14416
(585) 494-2910

St. Brigid's Catholic, 18 Gibson, Bergen, NY 14416
585) 494 - 1110

Stone Church Presbyterian,7549 Lake Rd., Bergen, NY 14416
(585) 494-1847

Bergen United Methodist, 27 S. Lake Ave. P.O. Box 216
Bergen, NY 14416      Phone:(585) 494-1312

North Bergen Presbyterian Church, 7068 North Bergen Rd.
Bergen, NY 14416    (585) 494-1255
(In July 1998 they will celebrate their 175th Anniversary)






FIRST SETTLERS: some with links to their reasearchers

Butler, Ward, Stoddard, Demming, Crosby, Austin, More, Bissell








BOOKS:

North Bergen United Presbyterian Church Sesquicentennial Book (1823-1973)- Surname histories in this book are: Austin, Bird, Brown, Cook/Abell, Dean, Hudson, Johson/Hottois, Lanfdon, MacConnell, McIntyre, Merrill, Munger, Philps, Robinson, Sands, Templeton, Walker, Warboys, Wood - contact Lorene Wilford

The Gazetteer and Business Directory of Genesee County, N.Y. for 1869-70; Compiled and published by Hamilton Child, Syracuse, NY, 1869.











Many thanks go to Lorene for emailing me lots of Byron /Bergen information.

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