The Westphalia Times, Thursday, March 2,
1905, Pg. 3
Vol. XX, No. 23
Peter Burger was born March 26,
1838, in Wallascach, Bavaria, Germany, where he resided until reaching his
sixteenth year when he came to America, landing on our shores February 28, 1854.
He first resided in Buffalo, N. Y., when after eighteen months he moved further
west, settling in Burean county, Illinois, living there until September of 1859
when he went to Denver, Colorado. Here he resided until the breaking out
of the Civil war when he enlisted in Company I, First Colorado Cavalry
Volunteers, serving three years when he was honorably discharged. After
the war Mr. Burger settled in Le Roy, Kansas, in 1865. On December 28,
1868, he was married to Miss Amelia Weide, and to this union ten children were
born, eight sons and two daughters. The bereaved widow, four sons and one
daughter still survive, and also a sister of the widow, Mrs. Barbara Krapf, of
Peter Burger and family have lived
on their farm four and one-half miles west of this place since 1872, though he
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. J. Switzer, in Aliceville, February
20, at 5:30 p.m., at the age of 66 years, 10 months and 24 days. Funeral
services were held in the Catholic church here at 10 o’clock, February 22,
conducted by Rev. Fr. Redeker.
Mr. Burger was a jovial, well-known man and his death is one that is generally regretted. May his soul rest in peace.