Walter Herman Burgener Jr.

Brief Life History of Walter Herman

When Walter Herman Burgener Jr. was born on 31 August 1914, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Walter Herman Burgener, was 25 and his mother, Mary Lenora Taylor, was 29. He married Esther Marie Vehrs on 23 February 1940, in Marion, Oregon, United States. He lived in Germany in 1935 and Eugene Election Precinct 7, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 19 August 1954, in La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Herman Burgener Jr.
Esther Marie Vehrs
Marriage: 23 February 1940

Sources (13)

  • Walter Herman Burgener in household of Walter H Burgener, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Walter H Bergner, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Walter Herman Burgener, "Illinois, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


Armistice ending World War I.

1925 · The Goodman Theatre

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

Name Meaning

German: variant of Burgner and, in North America, possibly also an altered form of this. The surname Burgener is very rare in Germany.

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

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