Biography of J. F. Burger
Lake County, CA Biographies





BURGER, J. F. Was born in Warren County, Tennessee, August 4, 1825. When about three years of age he, with his parents, moved to Missouri. In 1847 the subject of this sketch went to Iowa, where he engaged in farming, which he followed until the spring of 1850, when he started across the plains for California, arriving at Placerville August 10th of the above year. He engaged at once in mining, which he followed until February, 1852, when he returned via Nicaragua to Iowa, and the following season again crossed the plains with a drove of cattle. He kept his cattle in Solano County until the spring of 1853, when he sold them and again returned East via Nicaragua. He remained this time in Iowa and Missouri until 1856, when he once more crossed the plains with a drove of cattle. On arriving he bought a ranch in Napa County known as "Atlas Peak," where he resided until 1858, when he sold his stock and ranch, and moved to Solano County and settled in Suisun Valley, where he followed farming one year. He then, in 1859, went to Oregon, where he resided about fourteen months. We next find Mr. Burger again in Solano County, engaged in farming, which he continued until October, 1863, when he came to Lake County, where he has since resided, being engaged in farming and dealing in stock He married in February, 1850, Miss Sarah A. Reynolds, who died in February, 1852, leaving one child, Ephraim. He married, secondly, February 19, 1854, Mrs. Maria Nostrich, by whom he has four living children: George F., Mary A., Evaline, and James C: They have lost one, John T.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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