Matthew Alfred Burggraff

20 November 1897–2 December 1961 (Age 64)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Matthew Alfred

When Matthew Alfred Burggraff was born on 20 November 1897, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, John Burggraff, was 34 and his mother, Mary Lanners, was 28. He married Dorothy B. Kueter on 20 November 1923. He died on 2 December 1961, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 64.

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Matthew Alfred Burggraff
Dorothy B. Kueter
Marriage: 20 November 1923

Spouse and Children

20 November 1923

Parents and Siblings

    John Burggraff





    John Bergraff



    john joseph burggraff



    Nick Bergraff


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Burggraf .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matt Burggraff, "South Dakota State Census, 1905"
  • Math Burggraff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Math A Burggraff, "South Dakota State Census, 1945"

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