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=== Brief History<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" /><br>  ===
 
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Berlin was chartered June 8, 1763. The name refers to Berlin, Germany, and was the only German town name in this new English colony. The charter was issued by the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth, and stated that each "proprietor, settler or inhabitant" should pay one ear of Indian corn for each acre of land, and after ten years, one shilling for each 100 acres.<br>
  
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Jacob Fowler, a hunter, was the first settler who stayed and left descendants in town. Other early settlers were Moses Smith, Daniel Morse, John Lathrop, and Hezekiah Silloway. In 1789 thirteen families lived in Berlin, and eight more in 1790. The first child born in Berlin was Abigail Black (1789).
  
Berlin was chartered June 8, 1763. The name refers to Berlin, Germany, and was the only German town name in this new English colony. The charter was issued by the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth, and stated that each "proprietor, settler or inhabitant" should pay one ear of Indian corn for each acre of land, and after ten years, one shilling for each 100 acres.
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The first town meeting was held on March 31,1791. The first sawmill was built in the same year, the first school (on East Street) in 1794. The first Christian institution was founded in 1798, with James Hobart as its minister. A Congregational meeting house opened at Berlin center in 1803. After it burned down in 1838 the Congregational Church was built at Berlin Corner.  
 
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Jacob Fowler, a hunter, was the first settler who stayed and left descendants in town. Other early settlers were Moses Smith, Daniel Morse, John Lathrop, and Hezekiah Silloway. In 1789 thirteen families lived in Berlin, and eight more in 1790. The first child born in Berlin was Abigail Black (1789).
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The first town meeting was held on March 31,1791. The first sawmill was built in the same year, the first school (on East Street) in 1794. The first Christian institution was founded in 1798, with James Hobart as its minister. A Congregational meeting house opened at Berlin center in 1803. After it burned down in 1838 the Congregational Church was built at Berlin Corner.
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The first store and tavern opened ca. 1800 and closed in 1850. <ref>Wikipedia - History of Berlin, VT - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin,_Vermont</ref>&nbsp; <ref>Town of Winooski, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/TownWinooski.html</ref>  
 
The first store and tavern opened ca. 1800 and closed in 1850. <ref>Wikipedia - History of Berlin, VT - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin,_Vermont</ref>&nbsp; <ref>Town of Winooski, Vermont, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/TownWinooski.html</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
 
=== Historical Data<br>  ===
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[http://www.berlinvt.org/Berlin%20Historical%20Photo%20Gallery.htm Berlin, Vermont historical photos]<br>
  
 
=== Town Histories <br>  ===
 
=== Town Histories <br>  ===
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=== Military Records<br>  ===
 
=== Military Records<br>  ===
  
=== City Directories<br> ===
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=== City Directories<br> ===
 
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Winooski City Directory (1903-1960) are available on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8776 Ancestry.com] ($)
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=== Maps<br>  ===
 
=== Maps<br>  ===
  
[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/4795/Winooski+Falls/Chittenden+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Winooski Falls]<br>
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/31326/Berlin/Washington+County+1873/Vermont/ 1873 map of Berlin]
 
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[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/4794/Williston+Center+Town++Winooski+Park+Town++Richmond+Town/Chittenden+County+1869/Vermont/ 1869 map of Winooski Part Town]<br>
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Winooski. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Chittenden County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/chittenden.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>  
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The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Berlin. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this [http://www.nekg-vt.com/Cemeteries-of-VT/washington.htm#top link]. &nbsp;<br>  
  
*Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery - inscriptions at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1986580 Find A Grave] site.<br>
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*Black Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*Boles Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*Colby Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*Cox Brock-Glennis Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*East Road-Bible Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*Howard Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*Johnson-Sawyer Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*West Berlin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
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*Wright Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.<br>
  
 
=== Churches<br>  ===
 
=== Churches<br>  ===
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=== Town Records<br>  ===
 
=== Town Records<br>  ===
  
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1857-2001, can be found on [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FMD1X-GTL%3A324711601%2C325833501%3Fcc%3D1987653 FamilySearch] (browse only images).<br>  
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Vermont marriages, volume 1, Montpelier, Burlington, Berlin [index] / Buss, Karen can be viewed [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/206077?availability=Family%20History%20Library online].<br>
  
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winooski City Clerk's Office. These include&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/307623?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records and deeds, 1774-1912; indexes, 1763-1922].<br>  
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Marriages in Montpelier, Burlington and Berlin, Vt. (1789-1876) are available [http://vermonthistory.org/documents/transcriptions/VTMarriages1789-1876.pdf online in PDF format]. <br>
  
The City of Winooski<br>27 West Allen Streeet<br>Winooski, Vermont 05404<br>Phone: (802) 655-6410<br>Website: [http://www.winooskivt.org/ http://www.winooskivt.org/]<br>  
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winooski City Clerk's Office. These include&nbsp; [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/55632?availability=Family%20History%20Library Land records, 1791-1852].<br>  
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Berlin Town Clerk<br>108 Shed Road<br>Berlin, VT 05602<br>Phone: (802) 229-9298<br>Website: http://www.berlinvt.org/<br>  
  
 
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=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
 
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
  
Winooski Memorial Library<br>32 Malletts Bay Ave<br>Winooski, VT 05404<br>Phone: (802) 655-6424<br>Website: [http://winooskilibrary.wordpress.com/ http://winooskilibrary.wordpress.com/ ][http://www.westfordvt.us/HistoricalSociety/index.php <br>]
 
  
[http://www.winooskivt.org/index.asp?SEC=8E9D1E2E-095B-4E5A-BC16-A7FC3AE0C748&Type=B_BASIC Winooski Historical Society]<br>  
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Berlin Historical Society<br>108 Shed Road<br>Berlin, Vt 05602<br>Email: historicalsociety@berlinvt.org<br>Website: [http://www.berlinvt.org/Berlin%20Historical%20Society.htm http://www.berlinvt.org/Berlin%20Historical%20Society.htm<br>]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 15:20, 6 June 2014

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Contents

Brief History

Berlin was chartered June 8, 1763. The name refers to Berlin, Germany, and was the only German town name in this new English colony. The charter was issued by the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth, and stated that each "proprietor, settler or inhabitant" should pay one ear of Indian corn for each acre of land, and after ten years, one shilling for each 100 acres.

Jacob Fowler, a hunter, was the first settler who stayed and left descendants in town. Other early settlers were Moses Smith, Daniel Morse, John Lathrop, and Hezekiah Silloway. In 1789 thirteen families lived in Berlin, and eight more in 1790. The first child born in Berlin was Abigail Black (1789).

The first town meeting was held on March 31,1791. The first sawmill was built in the same year, the first school (on East Street) in 1794. The first Christian institution was founded in 1798, with James Hobart as its minister. A Congregational meeting house opened at Berlin center in 1803. After it burned down in 1838 the Congregational Church was built at Berlin Corner.

The first store and tavern opened ca. 1800 and closed in 1850. [1]  [2]

Historical Data

Berlin, Vermont historical photos

Town Histories

Look around Winooski, Vermont, David J Blow and James N Hunt (1972) - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Berlin is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Military Records

City Directories

Maps

1873 map of Berlin

Cemeteries

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Berlin. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.  

  • Black Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Boles Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Colby Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Cox Brock-Glennis Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • East Road-Bible Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Howard Family Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Johnson-Sawyer Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • West Berlin Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
  • Wright Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.

Churches

Town Records

Vermont marriages, volume 1, Montpelier, Burlington, Berlin [index] / Buss, Karen can be viewed online.

Marriages in Montpelier, Burlington and Berlin, Vt. (1789-1876) are available online in PDF format.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Winooski City Clerk's Office. These include  Land records, 1791-1852.

Berlin Town Clerk
108 Shed Road
Berlin, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 229-9298
Website: http://www.berlinvt.org/

Newspapers

Burlington Free Press

Libraries and Historical Societies

Berlin Historical Society
108 Shed Road
Berlin, Vt 05602
Email: historicalsociety@berlinvt.org
Website: http://www.berlinvt.org/Berlin%20Historical%20Society.htm

References

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