Rev Chester Orpheus Burgert

Brief Life History of Chester Orpheus

When Rev Chester Orpheus Burgert was born on 10 September 1894, in Offerle, Edwards, Kansas, United States, his father, Samuel A Burgert, was 34 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hauptfuehrer, was 27. He married Gracia Letitia Greenlee on 6 July 1920, in Cass, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Weatherford, Custer, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas, United States in 1950. In 1950, at the age of 56, his occupation is listed as preacher - church in Hillsboro, Marion, Kansas, United States. He died on 21 August 1985, in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Chester Orpheus Burgert
Gracia Letitia Greenlee
Marriage: 6 July 1920
Belva Elaine Burgert
Forest Greenlee Burgert
Carol Allene Burgert
Marion Lawrence Burgert
Allan Edward Burgert
Doris Ruth Burgert
Iva Mae Burgert

Sources (23)

  • Chester A Burgert, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Reverend Chester O Burgert, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Chester O Burgert, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


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1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Gitta, Konrad.

German: variant of Burkhart .

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

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