Bergen, John G Dd
Bergen, John G. D.D.
a Presbyterian. minister, was born at Hightstown, N. J., Nov. 27, 1790. He graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1808; was tutor in that institution, 1810 to 1812; became pastor at Madison, N. J., in 1812; had sixteen years of great success; and finally removed to Springfield, Ill., in 1828, where he became pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and where he died, Jan. 10, 1872. "He was a man of power and influence; cheerful, earnest, courageous, consecrated, and everywhere honored. So long and faithfully did he labor in the West, and much of the time in pioneer work, that he came to be known as the 'Old Man of the Prairie.'" See Aikman, Hist. Discourse concerning the Presb. Church in Madison, N. J., p. 14-21; Tuttle, Hist. of the Presb. Church in Madison, N. J. (N. Y. 1855), p. 52; Presbyterian, Feb. 3, 1872.