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Gottlob Burger (1917)

BROWN, BURGER, HOPP

Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 2/27/2007 at 21:25:22

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, February 7, 1917

GOTTLEB BURGER

Gottlob Burger was born Jan. 5, 1825 in Eslingin, Wurtemburg, Germany, and died Jan. 25, 1917 at Clarinda, where he has been the past year, age 92 years and 18 days.

He came to America in 1848, landing in New York, where he worked for a short time. From there he went to Boston, Mass., and later to Cleveland, Ohio. At that place he was married and settled down to work at his trade, that of a baker.

He was among the early pioneers who settled in Iowa, coming here in 1851. He lived near Keokuk until the year 1859, when he moved to Jefferson township, where he lived until failing health and mind made it necessary for him to be taken to the hospital at Clarinda.

His marriage to Francisca Burger was in 1850. To this union were born three children: William H. of Jefferson township; Mrs. G. H. Brown of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Albert, who died in infancy.

His wife preceded him from this world in February 1901.

The deceased had never had any serious illness and he was always active and alert. His last days were those of failing old age and death came as a peaceful sleep.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, January 31, 1917
Page 4, Column 3

Gottlob Burger

Gottlob Burger was born January 8, 1825 In Eslingin, Wurtemberg, Germany and died January 25 at Clarinda where he has been the past year, aged 92 years, 18 days.

He came to America in 1848, landing in New York where he worked for a short time. From there he went to Massachusetts, and later to Cleveland, Ohio. At that place he was married and settled down to work at his trade, that of a baker.

He was among the early pioneers who settled in Iowa, coming here in 1851. He lived near Keokuk until the year 1859, when he moved to Jefferson township where he lived until failing health and mind made it necessary for him to be taken to the hospital at Clarinda.

His marriage to Francisca Burger was in 1850. To this union were born three children, William H. of Jefferson township, Mrs. G. H. Brown of Los Angeles, California; and Albert, who died in infancy. His wife preceded him from this world in February, 1901.

The deceased had never had any serious illness and he was always active and alert. His last days were those of failing old age and death came as a peaceful sleep.

He was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran church of his native country, and he has been faithful to the vows of his church, and lived in humble obedience to his master. He has lived a worthy life true to his home and to his fellow man.

Those who submissively mourn his death are the son and daughter, one step son, August F., one step daughter, Mrs. Louise Hopp, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, besides a host of friends with whom he had been associated for so many years.

The funeral services were held at the Jefferson U. B. church on Saturday, January 27, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M. F. Hicks. A very large concourse of people followed his remains to the grave. His body was laid to rest in the Jefferson cemetery beside his wife.

The friends and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. Everyone seemed anxious and willing to show their friendship and their love. Rev. Hicks used as his text Eccl vii I “The day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth”.

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