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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.

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