Biography of James L. Burger
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





James L. Burger. Born in Missouri, October 15, 1836. In 1852 he with parents, crossed the plains with a drove of cattle, and settled in Suisun valley, Solano county. James L. made his home, and spent most of his time in the mines until 1855, when he went to Yolo county, his parents returning East; then he engaged in raising stock two years. During this time he located a stock ranch in Long valley, Mendocino county, and in 1857 he moved upon it. He remained there six years. In 1863 he moved to Mark West, Sonoma county, where he remained two years. He returned to this county again in 1872 and settled at Ukiah, where he, in company with two others, established the Ukiah Livery Stable. After two years he bought his present farm, just south of Ukiah, where he has since resided, farming and speculating in stock. Mr. Burger married, April 5, 1856, Miss Nancy J. Lambert, a native of Kentucky. By this union they have six children: Ella S., born August 28, 1857; John T., born March 20, 1859, and died September, 1859; Oleva A., born March 12, 1861; Jennie C., born January 2, 1863; George A., born November 3, 1864; and James D., born March 6, 1870.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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