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BERGEN, Joseph Young, Jr., educator, born in Red Beach, Maine, 22 February 1851. He was graduated at Antioch College in 1872, after which he spent some time on the Ohio Geological Survey. Later he became professor of natural sciences in Lombard University, becoming, in 1883, principal of the Peabody (Massachusetts.) High School. He is a regular contributor to the "Journal of Education," and has written for the "Engineering and Mining Journal." He is joint author with his wife of "The Development Theory : the Study of Evolution simplified for General Readers" (Boston, 1884).*His wife, Fanny Dickerson, educator, born in Mansfield, Ohio, 4 February 1846, was graduated at Antioch College in 1875. In 1876 she organized a day-school of individual instruction in connection with the Chicago Atheneum, which subsequent illness compelled her to relinquish. She also taught in Mansfield, in Cleveland, Ohio, for some time in Antioch College, and afterward in Chicago, where she had charge of the natural sciences in a large private school, but was compelled through illness to give up teaching. Mrs. Bergen has dramatized Longfellow's poem of "Miles Standish" (Boston, 1883). She is a regular contributor to the "American Teacher" and the "Journal of Education," and has written for other periodicals.
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