Slavery in Berne

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY
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Jacob (Jack) Deitz was born a slave in 1788 at Coxsackie, Greene, NY. Jack was sold as a slave to Johan Jost Dietz in 1792 when he was four years old.

Underground Railroad through Berne? Local old-timers and historians believe that a number of homes in Berne were once on the route of the Underground RR.