Bureau County Biographies 1885
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Bureau Bios 1885 > Burghard Berge

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing Company 1885

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 456

Burghard Berge, Fairfield, was born July 17, 1831, in Landerfeld, Cur Hessen, Germany. His parents were Paulus and Elizabeth (Herte) Berger. The father died in Germany, but the mother came to America in 1860, and died in Bureau County, Ill., March 28, 1878. She was the mother of five children: Carl, Burghard, Andrew, George and Mrs. Elizabeth Sippel. Of the above, Burghard Berge came to America in August, 1857. He worked three and a half years to the month in Tazewell County, Ill., and then married and removed to Woodford County, where he farmed three and a half years. He then removed to Henry County, where he farmed another year, after which, in March 1866, he came to Bureau County, Ill. He bought eighty acres, which he sold, and bought 160 acres in Fairfield Township, where he resides. He was married July 25, 1862, to Hattie E. Parks, who died in Henry County. He was married a second time January 9, 1866, to Martha E. Miller, born July 5, 1844, Voekerode, Cur Hessen, Germany, daughter of Johannes and Catherina E. (Grabe) Miller, who died in Germany. Mrs. Berge is the mother of seven children, viz.: Matilda, Johannah, Frederick William J. Burghard, Carl William, Rosette and Lydia E. Berge. Mr. and Mrs. Berge are members of the German Evangelical Church. Politically he is a Republican.


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