Teunis G. Bergen

Teunis G. Bergen

Teunis Garret Bergen (October 6, 1806 - April 24, 1881) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Brooklyn, he attended the common schools and Erasmus Hall Academy (in Flatbush). He engaged in agricultural pursuits and surveying, and was supervisor of New Utrecht (in Kings County) from 1836 to 1859. He was a member of the New York constitutional conventions in 1846, 1867, and 1868, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Baltimore and Charleston in 1860.

Bergen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1867. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1866 and resumed agricultural pursuits and surveying near New Utrecht, and also engaged in literary and historical work. He served as ensign, captain, adjutant, lieutenant colonel, and colonel of the Two Hundred and Forty-first Regiment, New York State Militia (known as Kings County Troop). In 1881 Bergen died in Brooklyn; interment was in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Bergen's second cousin, John Teunis Bergen, was also a U.S. Representative from New York.


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