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Henry Edward Burgus

Male 1885 - 1947


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  • Name  Henry Edward Burgus  [1, 2
    Alt. Birth  5 Feb 1884  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born  5 Feb 1885  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1895  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Henry Burgus, age 10, born in Des Moines County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Henri E. Burgus, son, white, male, born February 1885, age 15, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, attended school 6 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • No.: A3194; Name: Henry Edward Burgus; age: 33 years; address: 2024 Gnahn, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; date of birth: February 5, 1885; native born; present trade: felt room foreman; employed by: Chittenden Eastman Company; employed at: 123 South Third, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; nearest living relative: Louisa Marie Burgus, 202 Lincoln, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; race: white; height: tall, build: stout, eye color: light gray, hair color: dark brown, lost an arm, leg, hand, eye, or seems to be physically disabled: right hand off; city or county: Burlington, Iowa; date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Residence  Dec 1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died  2 Feb 1947  Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Obituary  3 Feb 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Henry Edward Burgus, 61, 2024 Gnahn Street, died at Burlington hospital at 1:20 a.m. Sunday after an extended illness.

      He was born in Des Moines county, February 5, 1885, the son of August and Emma Wiegert Burgus, and on November 25, 1908, married Louise Dreckmeier.

      He was employed as a foreman at the Chittenden & Eastman company. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church, and of the Moose and WOW lodges.

      Surviving are his widow; 5 children, Martin, Sperry; Edward, Kankakee, Illinois; Mrs. Marie Hudson, Yarmouth; Mrs. Ethel Dodge and Paul, Burlington; 11 sisters and brothers, Mrs. Rose Gerling, Herbert Burgus, Joseph Burgus, and Mrs. Emma Niehaus, all of Sperry; Arthur Burgus, Mediapolis, Mrs. Marie Shafer, Fairfield; Mrs. Helen Knott. Ft. Dix, N.J.; Mrs. Amelia Knott, Chicago; John and Edward Burgus, Burlington, and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher, Sperry, and 7 grandchildren.

      Services will be held in Prugh's chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Dr. R.R. Belter will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery Book records & Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information  [6
    • Name: Henry E. Burgus; Born: 2/3/1884; Died: 2/2/1947; Garden: Hillcrest; Lot: 137; Space: 6

      (Des Moines County, Iowa, Cemetery Information:) Henry E. Burgus; Born: February 5, 1884; Died: February 2, 1947; Age: (none); Notes: Garden: Hillcrest; Line Number: 574; Memorial Park Cemetery; Burlington Township
    Buried  5 Feb 1947  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, West Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 11
    Person ID  I17940  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Gustav Bengamen "Gus" Burgus,   b. 10 Oct 1861, near Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1928, near Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Marie "Emma" Wiegert,   b. May 1867, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945 
    Married  1884  [1, 10
    Photos
    Photograph From the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Margaret (Brumm) and William A. Burgus
    Photograph From the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Margaret (Brumm) and William A. Burgus
    This photograph was taken in 1927 at the 50th wedding anniversary of William and Margaret (Brumm) Burgus. There are two photographs that John and Marge (Burgus) Peterson have kindly provided from that event. The other photograph was taken of William, Margaret, and their children. This picture is of William, Margaret, and other relatives attending who weren't in the "immediate" family. These are identified as follows, back row left to right: Gustav Bengamen "Gus" Burgus, Johann Karl "John" Ries, Mary C. (Gorr) Burgus (wife of a deceased brother, August William), Mary Elissa Melzina (Burgus) Ries (sister of William). Front row, left to right: Anna Marie "Emma" (Wiegert) Burgus (wife of Gustav), (apparently) Fredericka Rachel (Brumm) Nantz (sister of Margaret), Margaret (Brumm) Burgus, William A. Burgus and Mary Katherine "Kate" (Knotts) Burgus (wife of John B. Burgus, William's half brother).
    Family ID  F7726  Group Sheet

    Family  Louise Marie Dreckmeier,   b. 28 Dec 1883, Latty, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1954, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  27 Nov 1907  [12
    Married  25 Nov 1908  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Children 
    >1. Martin Frederick Burgus,   b. 9 Apr 1909, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1995, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edward Henry Burgus,   b. 10 Mar 1911, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1991, Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Marie Louise Burgus,   b. 27 Sep 1914, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1994, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Ethel Anna Emma Burgus,   b. 1 Dec 1920, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 2005, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Adeline Burgus,   b. 1 Dec 1920, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1920, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Paul Robert Burgus,   b. 27 Oct 1925, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1955, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8091  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Enumeration District 2; Supervisor's District 74; Sheet 4B; Page 0184; June 11, 1920

    2. [S2799] World Connect - My WEST connection: shawn62, (last updated: 2010-07-27 02:11:10 UTC (Tue), contact Shawn) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S1496] World Connect - Burgus Family tree: burgus, (last updated: 2007-12-23 12:25:02 UTC (Sun), contact: John) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3352] Burgus, Henry Edward - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 2, February 3, 1947; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4000] Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery Records, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1983 & 2000, publication #0323; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      (information at ancestry.com)

    9. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S3153] Burgus, Gustav Bengamen "Gus" - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, December 22, 1928, page 5; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S507] Des Moines County, Iowa - Cemetery Records (GenWeb) (Reliability: 4).
      Garden: Hillcrest; Lot#: 137; Space#: 6

    12. [S3351] Burgus, Louise Marie (Dreckmeier) - Obituary, (originally posted in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, August 28, 1954; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).