Bergman family from Merzen,Osnabrück,Germany
There are many Bergman families, originally most from Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands. As far as we have discovered our Bergman family name was originally BORGMAN (German title for people who defended the village and protected the inhabitants of Merzen (an historic town dating back to the Roman occupation and even long before in the ice age) part of the Osnabrück District in Germany. After a long period of wars the Verdict of Münster was signed in 1647 and people could live in peace. Since most people lived in poverty many looked for a better life. Consequently our forefather Jacobus Dircksz Borgman looked for a better life in Holland which at that time had a healthy economy: "Golden Age"