Berkenmeyer, William Christopher
Berkenmeyer, William Christopher a Lutheran minister, of whose parentage and early life little is known. He arrived in America in 1725, and became minister to the Lutheran congregation of Quassaik Parish. His residence was at Loonenburgh (now Athens, N. Y.), but his itinerant labors extended over a large part of the colony of New York. He was regarded as a man of great learning in his time, and tradition still speaks of his great zeal and industry as a minister. He gave special care to the negro race. Evang. Rev. April, 1862; Doc. Hist. of N. Y. vol. 3.