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Georg Stephan BURGER

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  • Name Georg Stephan BURGER 
    Nickname George 
    Born 22 May 1866 
    Gender Male 
    Publication 1918  Gage County, Nebraska, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Georg Stephan Burger in <u>History of Gage County, Nebraska</u>.
    Georg Stephan Burger in History of Gage County, Nebraska.
       GEORGE S. BURGER.--On his well im-
    proved farm of one hundred and sixty acres,
    in Section 7, Grant township, Mr. Burger is
    proving specially successful and influential as
    a breeder of short-horn cattle of the best type,
    and through his activities he is doing much to
    raise the grade of cattle in the country that has
    represented his home since he was a lad of
    eleven years and in which he is a representa-
    tive of an honored pioneer family, a brief trib-
    ute to his father, John L. Burger, appearing
    elsewhere in this history and giving adequate
    data concerning the family. Mr. Burger is an
    active member of the Nebraska Short-horn
    Breeders' Association and from his fine herd
    of shorthorns he has made numerous sales for
    breeding purposes in Gage county. The lead-
    er of his herd is "Double Sultan," a son of the
    celebrated "Victor Sultan." He initiated his
    activities in the breeding of pure-bred short-
    horn cattle in 1907, has used the most careful
    methods and policies in the connection, and
    has become one of the leading exponents of
    this important phase of industrial enterprise
    in this section. He raises annually an average
    of about fifty head of the pure-bred short-
    horn stock and is known also as a successful
    grower of sheep.
       Mr. Burger was born in Grundy county, Illi-
    nois, on the 22d of May, 1866, about one
    year after the immigration of his parents from
    Germany to America, and he is the first of the
    five children to have been born in the United
    States. He gained his early education in the
    schools of his native county and, as previously
    noted, was eleven years of age when the fam-
    ily came to Gage county, in 1877. Here he
    was reared to manhood on his father's pioneer
    farm, in Clatonia township, and in the mean-
    while he profited by the advantages afforded
    in the schools of the locality. He continued
    to be associated in the work and management
    of the home farm until 1894, when he rented
    land from his father and initiated his inde-
    pendent activities as an agriculturist and stock-
    grower. About the year 1899 he purchased
    from his father his present farm of one hun-
    dred and sixty acres, and the improvements
    which he has since made on the property mark
    it as one of the model stock farms of the
    county,--an attractive rural home that can
    not fail to challenge admiration and that gives
    every indication of thrift and prosperity. His
    success has been the direct result of indefat-
    igable energy and perseverance and in addi-
    tion to his fine homestead farm he is the owner
    of three hundred and twenty acres of land in
    Lincoln county, this state. He is one of the
    stockholders of the farmers' coöperative ele-
    vator company at Dewitt and is always ready
    to lend his influence in the furtherance of
    measures advanced for the general good of
    the community. He is independent in poli-
    tics and has served continuously since 1901 as
    a member of the school board of District No.
    149. Both he and his wife are communicants
    of the German Lutheran church.
       On the 25th of February, 1891, was solem-
    nized the marriage of Mr. Burger to Miss
    Anna B. Ulrich, who was born in Illinois, July
    9, 1864, a daughter of Charles G. Ulrich, a
    sterling Gage county pioneer of whom inci-
    dental mention is made on other pages, especi-
    ally in the sketch dedicated to his son Edward.
    Mr. and Mrs. Burger has four children,--
    Albert F., Emma, Elmer and Erna,--all of
    whom remain at the parental home except
    Albert F., who is engaged in a garage at De-
    witt, Saline county.
    Person ID I1049  Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2017 

    Father Johann Leonhard BURGER,   b. 24 Sep 1836, Kaudorf, Mittelfranken, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1920  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Margaretha Barbara [--?--] 
    Family ID F370  Group Sheet

    Family Anna B. ULRICH 
    Married 25 Feb 1891 
    Children 
     1. Albert F. BURGER
     2. Emma BURGER
     3. Elmer BURGER
     4. Erna BURGER
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F371  Group Sheet