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Johann Georg BURGER

Male 1838 - 1884  (45 years)

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  • Name Johann Georg BURGER 
    Born 26 Jul 1838  Kaudorf, Mittelfranken, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1884  Gage County, Nebraska, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Publication 1888  Gage County, Nebraska, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Portrait and Biographical Album of Gage County, Nebraska
         JOHN G. BURGER, late a highly respected
      resident and one of the most thrifty and
      successful farmers of Grant Township, de-
      parted this life at his home on section 6,
      June 3, 1884. He was born in one of the Rhine
      Provinces of Germany, June 24, 1838, being the
      offspring of one of the most excellent families of
      that region. His father died there in middle life,
      and the mother subsequently, in 1865, came to
      America with her little family, locating in Grundy
      County, Ill. One of the elder sons had preceded
      the family to that section two years before. They
      settled upon a tract of land, and there the mother
      spent the remainder of her life, her death taking
      place in 1882 at the advanced age of eighty-three
      years. She became the wife of Michael Burger in
      their native Province.
         The subject of this sketch was the fourth son of
      his parents, and accompanied his mother to the
      United States, settling with her in Grundy County,
      Ill. There also he was first married to Miss Marga-
      retta Rainensader, who died six years later, leaving
      two children, who soon followed the mother to the
      silent land. In 1872 Mr. Burger was again mar-
      ried in Grundy County, Ill., to Miss Minnie Huett-
      ner, a native of his own Province in Germany, and
      born Sept. 5, 1850. This lady came to the United
      States alone when a young woman, having been
      orphaned by the death of both her parents. She
      possessed great resolution and industry, and main-
      tained herself until her marriage. She proved in
      all respects the efficient helpmate of her husband,
      and since his death has carried on the operations of
      the farm with extraordinarily good judgment and
         To John G. and Minnie Burger there were born
      four children--Barbara M., Mary M., John G., Jr.,
      and George F. The eldest is fifteen years of age,
      and the youngest five. They are well developed in
      body and mind, hearty, healthy and intelligent, and
      there is every reason to believe will grow up an
      honor to their parental training.
         Mr. and Mrs. Burger left Illinois in 1877, taking
      up their abode upon 160 acres of land in Grant
      Township, this county, which still remains the home
      of Mrs. B. To the improvement and upbuilding
      of this homestead they bent their energies, and the
      estate is now one of the most desirable in its local-
      ity. The death of Mr. Burger was the result of a
      cancer of the stomach, from which he suffered
      greatly for many months. In his character he com-
      prised all the elements of a worthy and reliable citi-
      zen, and in politics was a sound Republican. A
      man in whom the community possessed entire con-
      fidence, he has left to his family the heritage of
      a good name, one of which they need never be
      ashamed. Mrs. Burger and her children are mem-
      bers in good standing of the Lutheran Church.
    Person ID I1046  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