From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 960

MATTHIAS BURGER, dealer in flour and feed, Madison, Wis., is the son of Benedictus and Ablonear BURGER, and was born in Province of Rhine, Germany, Aug. 15, 1824; his parents are both dead; Mr. B. came from Germany to America, and to Madison, Wis., which he reached Aug. 12, 1851; he worked on a farm for one year; worked five years in a stone-quarry, and two years as a mason; he began his present business about twenty-three years ago. Oct. 17 1868, Mr. B. was married to Miss Catherine STUMBF; she died Jan. 18, 1880; Mr. B. has had five children - Peter, born Dec. 2, 1869; Rosa, born June 15, 1874; Anna, who was born July 22, 1872, and died Jan. 25, 1880; Johnnie, who died when six months old, and Louisa, who died when but ten weeks old. Mr. B. belongs to the German Catholic Church.

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