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Johann Leonhard BURGER

Male 1836 - 1920  (83 years)


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  • Name Johann Leonhard BURGER 
    Born 24 Sep 1836  Kaudorf, Mittelfranken, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Publication 1918  Gage County, Nebraska, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Georg Leonhard Burger in <u>History of Gage County, Nebraska</u>.
    Georg Leonhard Burger in History of Gage County, Nebraska.
       JOHN L. BURGER -- This venerable and
    honored pioneer citizen is now living virtually
    retired on the old homestead farm which has
    been his place of abode for forty years and
    which is one of the fine farm properties of
    Clatonia township. He reclaimed his land
    from the virgin prairie brought to bear daunt-
    less energy and determination and in further-
    ing his own advancement and prosperity he
    contributed his full share to the social and
    material development and upbuilding of the
    county. A sterling citizen who can look back
    upon many years of earnest and productive
    industry, he is specially entitled to recognition
    in this history.
       John L. Burger was born in the Kingdom
    of Bavaria, Germany, on the 24th of Septem-
    ber, 1836, was reared and educated in his
    native land, where his marriage was solemn-
    ized and where was born the first of his five
    children.
       In 1865 Mr. Burger immigrated with his
    family to the United States and for the ensu-
    ing twelve years he was engaged in farming
    in the state of Illinois. In 1877 he came with
    his family to Gage county, Nebraska, where,
    at the rate of ten dollars an acre, he purchased
    the farm now owned and operated by his son
    Leonard. No improvements had been made
    on the place and he erected as the family
    domicile a frame house of one story, twenty-
    six feet square. He broke the prairie soil
    and with the successive years made each count
    in achievement and increasing prosperity. He
    made good improvements of a permanent
    order, including the erection of the present
    commodious house in which he remains with
    his son Leonard and the latter's family, and
    he had the satisfaction of reclaiming and de-
    veloping one of the valuable farm properties
    of Clatonia township. In 1897 he abated his
    more strenuous activities and in the gracious
    evening of a long and worthy life he is living
    virtually retired on his old homestead place.
    He assisted in the organization of the German
    Lutheran church at Clatonia, and is still one
    of the revered and active communicants of
    the same, his wife likewise having been zeal-
    ous in church work.
       In Bavaria, Germany, was solemnized the
    marriage of Mr Burger to Miss Barbara
    Reuter, who was there born on the 24th of
    October, 1837, and their devoted companion-
    ship was sundered only when the loved wife
    and mother passed to eternal rest, her death
    having occurred September 8, 1907. Of the
    five children the eldest is Frederick, who is
    one of the substantial farmers of Clatonia
    township and who is the only one of the chil-
    dren born prior to the family immigration to
    the United States; George S. is individually
    mentioned on other pages of this volume;
    John and Leonard are prosperous farmers of
    Clatonia township; and Margaret is the wife
    of H. Luetkemier, a retired farmer of that
    township.
    Died 14 Jun 1920 
    Person ID I1045  Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2017 

    Father Johann Michel BURGER,   b. 1791 
    Mother Anna Maria BURKHARDT,   b. 25 Apr 1800,   d. 1882, Grundy County, Illinois, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F369  Group Sheet

    Family Margaretha Barbara [--?--] 
    Children 
     1. Georg Friedrich BURGER,   b. 3 Apr 1863
    +2. Georg Stephan BURGER,   b. 22 May 1866
     3. Johann G. BURGER
     4. Leonhard Georg BURGER,   b. 19 Feb 1870
     5. Margaretha Catharina BURGER
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F370  Group Sheet