Michael Wesley Burgess & Martha Berger

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Husband

Michael Wesley Burgess

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 11 Feb 1851 Marshall, West Virginia  (birth-date from death-certificate, birth county from marriage-license)
Marriage 8 Jan 1876 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license, page 259 - bottom ]
Death 9 May 1922 Reader, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Williams Cemetery, New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father Thomas Burgess, born in WV (1820-1910)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Mother Susan J. Bonar, born in WV (1829-1907)  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Rheumatism and General Debility
Wife

Martha Berger

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 20 Sep 1855 Monroe, Ohio  (birth-date from death-certificate; birth place from marriage-license)
Death 13 Jun 1922 Reader, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ death-certificate ]
Burial Williams Cemetery, New Martinsville, Wetzel, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father Peter Berger, born in Switzerland
her Mother Magdalene Schieffman, born in Switzerland
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: General debility, heart disease
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 F Emma Daisy Burgess b 23 Mar 1877 Tyler, WV  [ birth-register page 110, line 56 ]  
m 9 Nov 1895 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 352 ] Charles Henry Rogers
d 18 Dec 1909 Reader, Wetzel, WV  [ death-register page 40, 8th line ] bur: Williams Cem.
2 M Joseph G. Burgess b 11 Sep* 1881 Tyler, WV  [ birth-register pg 136, 10th from btm ] (sp. 1884-1971)
m 8 Jun 1907 Wetzel, WV  [ marriage-license page 252 ] Mary Ellen Thomas
d 27 Nov 1959 New Martinsville, Wetzel, WV  [ death-certificatge ] bur: Northview Cem.
Notes about Children:
2) Joseph G. - birth month difference: birth-register has Sep.; death-certificate has August

Census Analysis

Head of Household: Michael Wesley Burgess Spouse: Martha Berger
Date / Place of Birth: 1851 / Marshall, WV Date / Place of Birth: 1855 / Monroe, Ohio
Date / Place of Death: 1922 / Wetzel, WV Date / Place of Death: 1922 / Wetzel
Marriage Date / Place: 1876 / Wetzel, WV
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel Twp Magnolia Township Pg# no. 14
19-year-old West M. W. Burgess is with his parents, Thomas Burgess (age 50, Farmer, $2500/$550, Va) & Susan J. (age 41, Va). other hh members: William (21), Jane A. (15), and Thomas E. Burgess (1/12); Ella Anderson (10), Hite D. Doran (69).
1870 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel Twp Magnolia Township Pg# no. 21&22
14-year-old Martha Barger is with her parents, Peter Barger (age 49, Farmer, $2000/$400, Switz) & Martha (age 42, Switz).
Siblings: Christopher (21), Levi (20), Elizabeth (17), Caroline (13), Rosana (10), John (8), Mary (6), Emma (3), & William (3).
1880 ST WV COUNTY: Tyler ED Ellsworth District Pg# no. 39
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Burgess, Wesley 27 WV Va-WV; married; School Teacher
", Martha (wife) 24 Ohio Switz-Switz; married; Keeping house
", Emma D. (dau) 3 WV WV-Ohio
Lines 1-3; Enum-Dwelling #335; Enum-Family #350
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:103; Proctor District, West Part of Pg# Sheet 1A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Burgess, Michael W. (head) 49 Va Va-Va; born Feb 1851; married-24-years; Sawmill man
", Martha (wife) 44 Ohio Switzerland-Switzerland; born Sep 1855; 1-child-born / 1-child-living
", Joseph G. (son) 18 WV Va-Ohio; born Sept 1881; single; Laborer, Sawmill
Snodgrass, Bertie A. (niece) 9 WV WV-Ohio; attended school 5 months during the year
Lines 43-46; Enum-Dwelling #9 Enum-Family #9; Owns-farm, free-of-mortgage; Farm-Schedule# 9
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:155; Green District Pg# Sheet 9B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Burgess, Wesley W. (head) 59 WV WV-WV; 1st-marriage; married-35-years; Miller, Flour Mill; Emp.
", Martha (wife) 54 Ohio Switz-Switz; 1st-mar; married-35-years; 2-children-born / 1-child-living
Snodgrass, Bertie (niece) 19 WV WV-WV; single
Burgess, Thomas Sr. (father) 90 WV Md-Md; widower; own-income, Pension
Lines 95-99; Enum-Dwelling #158; Enum-Family #158;
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Wetzel ED ED:145; Green District Pg# Sheet 4A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Burgess, Michael W. (head) 69 WV WV-WV; married; none
", Martha (wife) 64 Ohio Switz-Switz; married
Gadd, Hazel B. (gr-dau) 23 WV WV-WV; married
", Martha R. (g-gr-dau) 2 Ohio WV-WV
Lines 26-29; Enum-Dwelling #62; Enum-Family #66; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage; Rents-home

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