Berger, Jacob a Lutheran minister, was born at Westerloo, Albany Co., N. Y., 1799. In his twentieth year he became a student of the Hartwick Seminary, where he made a public profession of religion, and united with the Lutheran Church. He graduated from Union College in 1824, and took a course in theology in 1825; was licensed and ordained the following year, and commenced his ministerial labors at Ghent, N. Y. He subsequently organized a Church at Valatie, and became an assistant to the Rev. F. J. G. Uhl; and thus Churchtown was added to his charge. There he labored with much zeal until his death, March 11, 1842. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, i, 172; Evangelical Review, 8:210.