Willie A. Burger

1 November 1878–25 January 1892 (Age 13)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Willie A.

When Willie A. Burger was born on 1 November 1878, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Burger, was 42 and his mother, Christina Keller, was 37. He died on 25 January 1892, in his hometown, at the age of 13.

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William Burger
Christina Keller
Christina Burger
Catharine Burger
John Burger
Willie A. Burger

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World Events (6)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 3
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 4
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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
Age 5
A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

German (also Bürger), Dutch, and English: status name for a freeman of a borough, especially one who was a member of its governing council. The term is a derivative of Middle High German burc, Middle Dutch burch, Middle English burg ‘(fortified) town’. The surname of German origin is also found in some other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Czechia, Slovenia, and Croatia (see also 3 below). It also occurs as a Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname, but the reasons for its adoption are uncertain. The English name is found occasionally as a surname from the 13th century onward, 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 surname is also established in South Africa. Compare Buerger .German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Burg.Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Burgar, a status name of the same the same (Middle High) German origin as 1 above.

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Burger in household of William Burger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willie A. Burger, "Find A Grave Index"

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