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Birger Constantine Osback

Male 1891 - 1963


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  • Name  Birger Constantine Osback  [1, 2, 3
    Born  2 Oct 1891  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His first name was alternatively spelled "Birgar" and "Berger," and his last name was also spelled "Osbeck." In the Iowa census of 1915 his given name was "Birgen."
    Immigration  1910  the United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sweden 
    City Directory  1912  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Berger C. Osbeck, works CB&Q, residence 204 South Gertrude.
    Iowa State Census  1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Card Number: D821, male, white, married, could read, could write, not naturalized, number of years in the US: 5, number of years in Iowa: 5, Birgen Osbach, age 23, Des Moines County, post office address: 1902 Amelia Street, Burlington, Ward 4, occupation painter, months unemployed in 1914: 3, total earnings in 1914: $600, extent of education in the common schools: 7, birth place: Sweden, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Lutheran, father's birthplace: Sweden, mother's birthplace: Sweden, signed by assessor: Mrs. Willie Chambers
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Serial Number: 2534, No.: 26, Berger Konstantin Osback; Age: 26; Address: 409 South Gertrude Street; Burlington, Iowa; Date of birth: October 2, 1891; alien; Where born: Jönköping, Sweden; Citizen of Sweden; Present trade: painter; By whom employed: unemployed; Where employed: Burlington, Iowa; Have a relative dependent upon you? wife and two children; Marital status: married; Race: Caucasian; Previous military service: none; Claim exemption from draft?: wif and children; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: blue; Hair color: brown; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: no; Precinct: 2, 4th Ward, Burlington, Iowa, Date of registration: June 5, 1917 (The person who filled out the card spelled his given name "Berger," but he signed the card "Birger.")
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married, living with his wife, "Siefred" M., and children Elna L. and Frank J. Osback:) Line number 3: 409 Gertrude, dwelling number: 178, family number: 184: Birger C. Osback, head of household, owned home, mortgaged, male, white, age 28, married, year of immigration to the US: 1910, first papers, could read, could write, born in Sweden, mother tongue Swedish, father's birthplace Sweden, father's mother tongue Swedish, mother's birthplace Sweden, mother's mother tongue Swedish, could speak English, occupation house painter, nature of industry contractor, employer
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to "Sigrid," living with her and children Elma and Frank "Osbeck":) Line number: 132: 409 South Gertrude: Berger Osbeck, head of household, male, white, age 33, married, owned, home was free of mortgage, value of home: $1000, amount of insurance on the home: $400, not naturalized, number of years in the U.S.: 14, number of years in Iowa: 14, attended rural school, highest reader attained: 4th grade, could read, could write, place of birth: Sweden, name of father: Osbeck, father's birthplace: Sweden, name of mother: not known, mother's birthplace: Sweden, place of marriage of parents: Sweden, occupation manufacturing, church affiliation: Baptist
    Census  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • (Married to Sigrid, living with her and children: Elna and Frank Osbeck:) Line number 31: 500 Plane Street, dwelling number: 193, family number: 199: Birger Osbeck, head of household, owned home, value of house or monthly rental $5500, owned a radio set, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 38, married, age at first marriage 21, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Sweden, father's birthplace Sweden, mother's birthplace Sweden, mother tongue Swedish, state code: 06, country code: 06, immigrated to the US in 1910, first papers, could speak English, occupation painter contractor, nature of industry house, occupation code 04X1, employee, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Died  13 Apr 1963  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Obituary  14 Apr 1963  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mr. Birger C. Osback, 71, 500 South Plane, died at 9 a.m. Saturday (April 13, 1963) at his home.

      He was born in Sweden October 2, 1891. He came to this country as a young man. He has lived here for more than 50 years. He was self-employed as a painter.

      He was married to Sigrid Roxberg October 24, 1912, in Burlington.

      Survivors include his wife; a son, Frank, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Elna Page, 418 South Plane, a grandchild and two great grandchildren. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran church. The Osbacks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 24, 1962.

      Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Aldersgate chapel. Burial will be in the Aspen Grove Cemetery. The Reverend G. A. Saadhoff will officiate.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Birger Osback; born: 2 October 1891; died: April 1963; last residence: (Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Apr 1963  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Person ID  I20179  All Families
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2014 

    Family  Sigrid M. Roxberg,   b. 14 Oct 1891, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1965, Saint Francis Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1912  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 12, 13, 14
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Berger Osback, 1916-1917 Directory, page 255, wife Sigrid, painter, residence 405 South Gertrude.
    City Directory  1920/1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Berger Osback (wife Sigrid), painter 411 Valley, residence 409 South Gertrude.
    City Directory  1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Berger Osback (wife Sigrid), painting contractor 500 South Plane, residence same, phone 179-L.J.
    City Directory  1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Berger Osback (wife Sigrid), painting contractor, 500 South Plane, residence same.
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Berger Osback (wife Sigrid), painting contractor, residence 500 South Plane.
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Birger C. Osback (wife Sigrid), painter, residence 500 South Plane.
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Birger C. Osback (wife Siegfried M), painter 500 South Plane, home the same address, telephone 3946.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Berger C. Osback (Sigrid M.), painter, householder 500 South Plane, telephone 3946.
    City Directory  1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Osback C. Berger (wife Sigrid B.), painter, householder 500 South Plane, telephone 3946.
    City Directory  1943  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Berger C. Osback (wife Segrid), painter 500 South Plane, householder at same address.
    City Directory  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Berger C. Osback (wife Sigrid A.), painter 500 South Plane, householder at the same address.
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Birger C. Osback (wife Sigrid M.), painter 500 Plane, householder at the same address
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Berger C. Osback (wife Sigrid M.), painter 500 South Adams, householder at the same address.
    Children 
     1. Elna L. Osback,   b. 11 Sep 1913, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1989, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Frank Gustav Osback,   b. 20 Oct 1915, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1972, Burlington Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7112  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S80] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1937, (Volume I, published by Baldwin ConSurvey Company, General Offices, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas), page 462 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 4 West Precinct, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 11; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 7A, page number: 127; enumeration date: January 4, 1920

    6. [S2870] Osback, Birger C. - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, April 14, 1963; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S73] Burlington, Iowa, - City Directory 1912, (The McCoy Directory Company, Publishers and Compilers, Suite 412 Brown Building, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois), page 269 (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S544] 1915 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Post Office: 1902 Amelia Street; Roll: IA1915_143

    9. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Roll: IAIA1925_1693

    10. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Burlington city, Ward 5, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; enumeration district: 29-13, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 8A, page number: 183; enumeration date: April 7, 1930

    11. [S4641] Aspen Grove Cemetery Indices, (published by the Iowa Genealogical Society, 1982, publications #0171 #0172; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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    13. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Burlington, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Part of the 5th Ward of the City; Enumeration District 29-13; Supervisor's District 15; Sheet 8A; Page 183 7901; April 7, 1930

    14. [S2869] Osback, Sigrid M. (Roxberg) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 7, February 15, 1965; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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