Burger, Joseph "Jos."
House 1881-82 (District 14)
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OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
2nd Minnesota Infantry, Company H (United States Civil War, Private, Medal of Honor Recipient for Being One of 16 Who Successfully Defended a Wagon Train from an Attack by 125 Calvary Members);
186? to 186?
Caroline Nolton (married on April 7, 1869)
Seven children (six while in office): Charles Joseph (father of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger), Elizabeth, Pauline, Amelia, Minnie, Julia, and George Alexander (he was born after his father left office)
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He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1854 where his parents died of cholera. He then moved to Joliet, Illinois. He came to New Ulm, Minnesota in 1857.
He was the grandfather of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger.
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Term of Office: 1/4/1881 to 1/1/1883
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