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Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 

Vital Records Of Berlin Massachusetts To The End Of The Year 1899

 

Collected and Compiled by Frances L. Eaton

Edited by Martha F. Duren

Published By Frances L. Eaton

Marlboro, Mass.

1935

 

Newcomb & Gauss Co.

Printers

Salem, Mass.

1935

 

EXPLANATIONS

The following records of births, marriages and deaths

include all entries to be found in the books kept by the town

clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions; in

private records found in family Bibles, etc.; in church admis-

sions and dismissals; also those for the years prior to 1784

found in the Berlin town clerks' books, being copies of the

records from that portion of Bolton now a part of Berlin.

No record of marriages were kept from 1821 to 1824.

The town records from 1854 to 1874 were badly faded on

the original books and had been traced by the town clerk of a

later period, presenting some difficulties to the compiler.

These records are printed in a condensed form in which

every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication

of the town clerks' record has been eliminated, but differences

in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets.

Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record;

also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman, and

to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry.

When places other than Berlin and Massachusetts are

named in the original records, they are given in the printed

copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under

the names of both parties. When both the marriage and

intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record

is printed; and when a marriage appears without the intention

being recorded, it is designated by an asterisk. In all records

the original spelling of names is followed, and the various

forms of family names have been placed in one alphabetical

arrangement.

Ball Hill, Carterville, Wheeler Hill, Sawyer Hill, New

Worcester and Barnes Hill are sections of Berlin.

Feltonville is now Hudson.

 

BERLIN

Mar. 16, 1784. Parts of Bolton and Marlborough estab-

lished as the district of Berlin.

Feb. 8, 1791. Part of Lancaster annexed to the district of

Berlin.

Feb. 15, 1806. Bounds between Berlin and Northborough

established and part of each town annexed to the other town.

Feb. 6, 1812. The district of Berlin made the town of

Berlin.

The population of Berlin at different periods was as follows:

1790,  512       1840,      763       1890,    884

1800,  590       1850,      866       1900, 1,003

1810,  591       1860,   1,106       1910,    904

1820,  625       1870,   1,016       1920,    868

1830,  692       1880,      977       1930, 1,075

 

ABBREVIATIONS

a.—age.

abt.—about.

adm.—admitted.

B.—Berlin.

b.—born.

bef.—before.

bet.—between.

bp.—baptized.

bur.-—buried.

Capt.—Captain.

Cent.—Cemetery.

C. R. 1.—church record, Congregational Church.

C. R. 2.—church record, Unitarian Church.

C. R. 3.—church record, Methodist Episcopal Church.

ch.—child.

chn.—children.

Co.—county.

Col.—Colonel.

d. b.—deposition book in possession of town clerk.

d.—daughter; day; died.

Dea.-—Deacon.

dec.—deceased.

dis.—dismissed.

Dist.—district.

dup.—duplicate entry.

Ed.—editor.

Ens.—Ensign.

grandd.—granddaughter.

grands.—grandson.

G. R. 1.—gravestone record, Old Cemetery, Berlin Centre.

G. R. 2.—gravestone record, New Cemetery, South Berlin, sometimes called Pleasant Street or Pine Nursery Cemetery.

G. R. 3.—gravestone record, Wheeler Cemetery, North Berlin.

h.—husband; hour.

inf.—infant.

int.—intention of marriage.

jr.—junior.

Lt.—Lieutenant.

m.—married; month.

P. R. 1.—Private record in possession of the clerk of the Berlin Congregational Church, being a partial copy of gravestone records of the Old Cemetery, transcribed by Rev. R. F. Walcutt.

P. R. 2.—Church membership list and miscellaneous records in possession of the clerk of the Berlin Congregational Church.

P. R. 3.—Manuscript records of the Wheeler Association in custody of Miss L. Ada Berry, Berlin.

P. R. 4.—Bible record in possession of Miss Ethel M. Sawyer, Berlin.

P. R. 5.—Bible record in possession of the Public Library, Berlin.

P. R. 6.—Bible record in possession of Miss Edna Z. Guertin, Berlin.

P. R. 7.—Bible record in possession of Miss Ethel M. Sawyer, Berlin.

P. R. 8.—Bible record in possession of Miss Ethel M. Sawyer, Berlin.

P. R. 9.—Bible record in possession of Miss Eva B. Wheeler, Marlboro.

P. R. 10.—Records from diary of Sarah (Stowe) Howe, communicated by Miss Lucinda Hartshorn of Berlin.

prob.—probably.

rec.—recorded.

rem .—removed.

res.—resided ; residence.

Rev.—Revolutionary; Reverend.

s.—son.

Sch.—school.

sr.—senior.

unm.—unmarried.

w.—week; wife.

wid.—widow.

widr.—widower.

y.—year.


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