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Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
'Berlin, Connecticut, the home of "The Yankee Peddler", is located at the geographic center of the state. The area was originally know as PAGONCHAWNISCHAGE (the great white oak place), by the Mattabasset Indians.

In 1659, Sergeant Richard Beckley purchased 300 acres from Chief Tarramuggus, built a home for his family and became the first settler in what was to become Berlin. Other families slowly followed, and in 1686, Captain Richard Seymour led a group of families from Farmington to begin the first settlement on Christian Lane...'

Kensington is a census-designated place (CDP) and section of the town of Berlin in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Kensington occupies the north-central part of the town of Berlin. content/ 193/ 205/ default.aspx

The geographic center of the state is located in Berlin.

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Berlin Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Berlin, Connecticut, USA

Berlin Street

Berlin, Connecticut, USA

American Paper Goods Factory, Kensington, Conn.

In 1893, the Ajax Envelope Company of New York City and the Howard Manufacturing Company of Jersey City formed the American Paper Goods Company and moved their operations to Kensington in Berlin, where they secured water rights on the Mattabessett River. The company erected a dam, which survives today, and created Paper Goods Pond, now a town park... historicbuildings.ct

Berlin, Connecticut, USA

Second Congregational Church, Berlin, Conn.

Berlin, Connecticut, USA

Bridge Works, Berlin, Conn.

Berlin, Connecticut, USA

Red Cedars Hotel Court

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Berlin, Connecticut, USA

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female ancestorSarah HART (June 1624, Ipswich, Suffolk, England - 20 November 1697, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
female ancestorRachel PORTER (26 December 1658, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Unionville) - 4 October 1743, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
male ancestorSamuel COWLES (17 March 1662, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Unionville) - 14 October 1748, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
male ancestorJohn COLE (9 March 1696, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Unionville) - 16 February 1783, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
female ancestorSarah WADSWORTH (3 July 1697, Farmington, Connecticut, USA (Unionville) - 14 September 1786, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
male ancestorBenjamin BECKLEY (1698, - 12 November 1777, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
male ancestorIsaac NORTH (27 September 1703, - 20 December 1788, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
male ancestorAbijah PECK (1710, - 13 March 1797, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))
male ancestorNathan COLE (28 August 1711, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington) - 29 December 1783, Berlin, Connecticut, USA (Kensington))

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male ancestorFrank Angelo GARAVELLI (30 September 1913 - 10 July 1988) and female ancestorMarion BLESSING (13 February 1923 - 27 February 2018) married 28 April 1945
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