Barbara Burg

26 March 1825–24 September 1921 (Age 96)
Rechtenbach, Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Burg was born on 26 March 1825, in Rechtenbach, Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, her father, Johann Martin Burg, was 30 and her mother, Margaretha Burg, was 31. She married John Jacob Peth on 19 August 1851, in Calumet, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in La Conner, Skagit, Washington, United States in 1910 and Bay View, Skagit, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 24 September 1921, in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Skagit, Washington, United States.

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John Jacob Peth
Barbara Burg
Marriage: 19 August 1851
John Jacob Peth
Frances Peth Burg
George Peth
Sophia Adelia "Delia" Peth Lind Burg
Laura Margaret Peth Dittmar
Richard Henry Peth
William Peth
Frank Theodore Peth
Amanda Lissetta Peth
Helen Augusta Peth Mayhugh

Spouse and Children

    John Jacob Peth



19 August 1851
Calumet, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States



    Frances Peth Burg


    George Peth


    Sophia Adelia "Delia" Peth Lind Burg


    Laura Margaret Peth Dittmar


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Johann Martin Burg





+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 27

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Bürg): topographic name, from Middle High German burc ‘fortification’, ‘castle’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places called Burg.2 German: from a short form of the personal name Burkhard ( see Burkhart ).3 Dutch: short form of Vanderburg .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barbara Peath, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Barbara Peth in household of Jacob Peth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Barbara B Peth, "United States Census, 1910"

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