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Edward William Burgus

Male 1890 - 1973


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  • Name  Edward William Burgus  [1
    Born  6 Aug 1890  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Aug 1891  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Iowa State Census  1895  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Edward Burgus, age 4, born in Des Moines County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Edward W. Burgus, son, white, male, born August 1891, age 8, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  5 Jun 1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Serial Number: 2416, No.: 161; Name: Edward Burgus; age: 26 years; address: 1732 Sunnyside, Burlington, Iowa; date of birth: August 6, 1890; natural born; where born: Burlington; Iowa; nation of birth: USA; present trade: laborer; employed by: CB&Q R.R.; employed at: West Burlington, Iowa; has a relative dependent upon him; nearest living relative: wife and 4 children; marital status: married; race: white; claims exemption from the draft: no; height: tall, build: stout, eye color: grey, hair color: brown, not bald; lost an arm, leg, hand, eye, or seems to be physically disabled: no; precinct: 2-1, city or county: Burlington, Iowa; date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Residence  Dec 1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Feb 1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  13 Jul 1973  Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Obituary  15 Jul 1973  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Edward W. Burgus, 82, 2036 Gnahn. died at 11:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Memorial hospital.

      He was born August 6, 1890, in Des Moines county, the son of Gustave and Emma Wiegard Burgus. He married Adele Gerdes on January 28, 1914, in Burlington. She died January 27, 1959. He was retired from the Burlington city street deptartment. and worked at Benson Lumber Company. He was a member of the Lutheran faith.

      Surviving: One son, Carl, Burlington; one daughter. Mrs. Earl (Edith) Bonar, Mt. Union; two brothers, Joseph and Arthur, both of Mediapolis; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Gerling, Mediapolis. Mrs. Sam Shafer, Fairfield, Mrs. Helen Zang. Aurora, Colorado, Mrs. Alma Niehaus, Sperry; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

      Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday, Prugh's Chapel, Reverend Roy Satre; Aspen Grove cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Edward Burgus; born: 6 August 1890; died: July 1973; last residence: 52644 (Mount Union, Henry, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 478-30-7089; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Jul 1973  Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Person ID  I21845  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, 5
    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 1  Adel A. Gerdes,   b. 4 Jun 1896, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1949, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jan 1914  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 10
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Edward Burgess; Groom's Birth Date: 1890; Groom's Birthplace: Des Moines County, Iowa; Groom's Age: 24; Bride's Name: Adell Gerdes; Bride's Birth Date: 1896; Bride's Birthplace: Des Moines County, Iowa; Bride's Age: 18; Marriage Date: 28 January 1914; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Gust Burgess; Groom's Mother's Name: Emma Wigert; Bride's Father's Name: John G. Gerdes; Bride's Mother's Name: Grace Korger; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02685-9; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675730; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Residence  Nov 1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Carl Edward Burgus,   b. 4 Jan 1915, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1991, Elm View Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edith G. Burgus,   b. 9 Dec 1916, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1976, Danville Nursing Home, Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Marvin John Burgus,   b. 14 Apr 1929, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1962, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16128  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Viola M. Kampmeier,   b. 22 Aug 1910, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1959, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jan  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16127  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. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S5383] Burgus, Edward William - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6, July 15, 1973; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [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).

    6. [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).

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

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

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

    10. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S5382] Burgus, Marvin John and Phyllis Janet Chriss - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, November 16, 1951; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).