Wilbur William Burger

3 April 1877–7 June 1935 (Age 58)
Tipton Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Wilbur William

When Wilbur William Burger was born on 3 April 1877, in Tipton Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, Josiah Burger, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ann Boleyn, was 35. He married Josephine Maria Black on 2 November 1898, in Purple Cane, Dodge, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 7 June 1935, in Pleasant Hill, Saline, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bureau Cemetery, Merrick, Nebraska Territory, United States.

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Wilbur William Burger
Josephine Maria Black
Marriage: 2 November 1898
George William Burger
Margaret Mary Burger
Genevieve Estella Burger
Frances Alnetta Burger
Ethel M. Burger
Doris Delight Burger
Jack Dewain Burger

Spouse and Children

2 November 1898
Purple Cane, Dodge, Nebraska, United States


    George William Burger




    Frances Alnetta Burger


    Ethel M. Burger


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 German, English, and Dutch: status name for a freeman of a borough, especially one who was a member of its governing council, a derivative of Middle High German burc, Middle English burg ‘(fortified) town’, Middle Dutch burch. The English name is found occasionally as a surname from the 13th century onwards but is not recorded as a vocabulary word until the 16th century. The usual English term was the Old French word burgeis ‘burgess’ ( see Burgess ). This name is frequent throughout central and eastern Europe. It also occurs as an Ashkenazic Jewish family name, but the reasons for its adoption are uncertain.2 German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Burg.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wilbert Burger in household of Josiah Burger, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • William Berger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Burger, "United States Census, 1900"

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