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Burger, Joseph "Jos."

House 1881-82 (District 14)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Blue Earth

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1848
Birth Place: Bludenz, Vorarlberg
Birth County: Tyrol
Birth Country: Austria
Date of Death: ??/??/1921
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Jos.
City of Residence (when first elected): Mankato
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 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?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Caroline Nolton (married on April 7, 1869)
Children: 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)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

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.

Family data, places of residence, and birth place provided by his diary.

Total Days Served: 728

SESSIONS SERVED

22nd Legislative Session (1881-1882)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 14
Elected: 11/2/1880
Residence: Mankato
Term of Office: 1/4/1881 to 1/1/1883
Counties Represented: Blue Earth
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Military Affairs
  • Normal Schools
No other information has been entered for this legislator.