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CHARLES A. BURG is at the present time the affable, efficient, and highly esteemed postmaster of the town of Livingston and has so discharged his duties in this capacity since the time of his appointment, July 8, 1897. that he has won the respect and admiration, not only of the patrons of this important government office, but of his superiors in the department, as well, being now in his tenth year in these labors. Few men in the county of Park are better known than Mr. Burg and in as wide a circle as his acquaintance occupies so widely is he esteemed by friends, too. being a man, gen- ial, sympathetic and kindly disposed to his fel- lows, which qualities together with a sterling integrity are bound to win friendships. Mr. Burg is a typical son of the Fatherland, his birth in Germany occurring in 1849. His edu- cation was well looked after by thoughtful par- ents and after completing the public school course, he finished by a course in the military academy at Frankfort-on-the-Main and then, it being about 1865. he migrated to the United States, St. Anthony, Minnesota, being his ob- jective point. For the succeeding two years he was in the quarter-master service in St. Paul, alter which he embarked in lumbering on the upper Mississippi. This vigorous cal- ling was keenly enjoyed by him and he fol- lowed it closely until the spring of 1876. Then he began a study of the west with the result that in the following August he pitched his tent towards the setting sun and soon had jour- neyed to Montana. Those were days of hostile Indians, unoccupied ranges and weary freight- ing, for Montana in the centennial year was far from Montana of this day. The awfulness with which the massacre of Custer had swept the nation had brought Montana into promin- ence, but a prominence that was unsavory, save to a few brave and undaunted spirits, who courted the scenes of rugged activity and the dangers of the plains. For two years after this Mr. Burg was contracting for the government on the Tongue river and in the spring of 1878 sought other lines of activity. He is practically a father of Livingston, as he was here when it was called Clark City, a mere trading post. He was soon installed manager for the mercan- tile house of Orschel Brothers, continuing in this capacity until the fall of 1887, when he engaged in business for himself. Three years he continued thus and was then appointed by President Harrison as register of the land ofiice at Lewiston, this state. Four years he occupied this position and then returned to Livingston to take up business life, which con- tinued until the time of his appointment to the postoffice, as mentioned above. Since that time his services have been greatly appreciated by a grateful public and he is known to be a con- scientious and faithful oflicer of the depart- ment. The marriage of Mr. Burg and Miss Cyn- thia F. Weymouth, the daughter of Judge Weymouth of Marshall. Minnesota, was con- sunmiatedon the twenty-first day of June, 1880. On April 4, 1901, Mrs. Burg died from pneu- monia leaving her bereaved husband and four children. Charles A. Burg married his present wife, November 4, 1903. She is a daughter of S. M. Fitzgerald of Gardiner, Montana. https://archive.org/stream/illustratedhisto00west/illustratedhisto00west_djvu.txt ============================== Charles A. Burg - pioneer - Livingston Montana XXkbhofhine (View posts) Posted: 30 Jun 2001 4:12PM Classification: Query Edited: 30 Aug 2001 8:14AM Surnames: Burg I would appreciate any information on Charles A. Burg, married Cynthia Folsom Weymouth in 1880 and after her death in 1901 married Ida Belle Fitzgerald. Had five children - four with Cynthia: Ernestine, Alfred, Charles Copeland and Kate Sephonia, and one with Ida: Mayer. Thank you. Charles A. Burg 1849-1927, Livingston, Montana Kirstin Hofhine (View posts) Posted: 12 Jul 2001 10:59AM Surnames: Burg, Weymouth, Alderson, Waggoner I am looking for anything on Charles A. Burg. He was a prominent Livingston figure. Married Cynthia Folsom Weymouth in 1880 and had four children: Ernestine, Alfred, Charles C. and Kate. Cynthia died in 1901 and he married Ida Belle Fitzgerald. They had a son named Mayer. The daughter Ernestine married Adelbert Alderson in 1903. The daughter Kate married a man named Waggoner in 1920 or 21. Charles A. Burg was my husband's great grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Re: Charles A. Burg 1849-1927, Livingston, Montana RoseShelton11 (View posts) Posted: 23 Sep 2008 2:14PM Classification: Query Charles A Burg was my geat-grandfather! My grandmother was Ernestine Burg Alderson. Ernestine and Adelbert had three children: Aldelbert, Lawrence and Margaret. Margaret Weymouth Alderson was born June 11, 1907 and was my mother. Cynthia died of pneumonia and my grandmother always felt responsible. She never forgave her father for marrying Ida Belle Fitzgerald and lost touch with him. Re: Cynthia Weymouth/ Charles Burg- Montana RoseShelton11 (View posts) Posted: 23 Sep 2008 1:28PM Classification: Query Surnames: Burg Cynthia and Charles are my great grandparents. I have his Byron Birthday book given to him on his birthday January 8th, 1882. He was born in Frankfurt-am-Main Germany in 1849 and served in the Franco Prussian War. Her deserted the army and somehow got to Montana where he had a silver mine. Cynthia was born about 1860 in Bethel Vermont. At an early age, I think her parents died, and she moved to the mid west. It is curious that she met Charles in Chicago. I have a wonderful Christmas letter from to her sister Lillian write in 1885. I would love to hear from you. visit my site https://ems.resrunner.com/capecod You will see a picture of Cynthia Fulsom Weymouth Burg Re: Charles A. Burg - pioneer - Livingston Montana sfjdan (View posts) Posted: 23 Sep 2002 2:40PM Classification: Query Edited: 12 Dec 2002 7:29PM Surnames: Burg,Weymouth Hi-- What luck! I just opened this message board for the first time to post a query on Chas Burg and Cynthia Weymouth and your message is the first thing I see! I actually know more about Cynthia Folsom Weymouth, whose sister Annie Hayden Weymouth Kirkland was my gr grandmother-- but I would love to share what you know, as my records are a blank for her after 1880 although I knew she ended up in Liv. MN and m. a Charlie Burg. Cynthia left Marshall Lyon Co. MN where she and two younger unmarried sisters--Caroline and Lillian-- and younger half brother-- Charles-- lived with father Daniel Folsom Weymouth, a lawyer and judge, and step mother Harriet E Howell Blanchard Weymouth, sometime around 1880 according to Marshall newspaper articles my niece has found. Cynthia was on the library board there and had appeared earlier in a play to raise money for the library which was built some years later. She was bn in Randolph VT in 1848 to DFW and wife Mary Riddle Blodgett; they were m. in 1843 and he was called to bar there in 1844 and practised law--mega Folsoms in that neck of the woods! Cynthia was one of 7 kids of MRBW (Mary Rebecca 1844, George Laban 1846, Cynthia Folsom 1848, Daniel Constantine 1850--all bn VT; Annie Hayden 1852, Caroline Boyden 1854, Lillian Blodgett 1857- all bn WI)-- The family came to Jefferson, Jefferson Co WI in 1850, where dad was lawyer and county attorney as well as number of other civic posts. Mother died in childbirth in 1857, dad re married 1858 Philinda Flint and had 2 sons, Edward,1859 who died 1866, and Charles, 1861--she d. 1865; then he remarried again in WI in 1866 to Harriet and they moved to Marshall as pioneers in 1873--had 3 summers of grasshoppers followed by 3 bad winters and culminating with worst prairie winter ever in 1880--enough to convince anyone to leave town--which Cynthia, Lillian and Caroline all seemed to do at about this time! I also know that my grandma Edith Lillian Kirkland visited the Burgs in Montana in the summer of 1913--I found a photo album of hers we didn't know about last year in my late uncle's stuff, and there are photos labelled 'at the burgs in livingston montana"-- so they must have kept in touch. I know Charles Copeland Burg was bn. 1895--the middle name comes from the Blodgett/Copeland connections in Jefferson; (one of Mary Riddle Blodgett's sisters, Hannah Eliz., a teacher, m. Charles Copeland, who built a large shoe business, in 1853) I think CCB was a fairly well known western artist--one of my nieces lived in Livingston area for several years and I suspect she could find out more about him if you don't already have it. What I don't know--where did C and C marry? where did he grow up? when did he die? what are birth dates of Cynthia's kids? what did she die of? It was a bad two decades for the Weymouths overall-- DFW son Charles d. 1888 of typhoid fever in Texas;wife Harriet d. 1890 while in Arkansas visiting son of his son George L, who d. in Civil War; daughter Lillian got divorced c. 1890 and sued c. 1893 in chicago; annie's daughter Elizabeth d. of typhoid fever in 1891 in Jefferson; DFW d. 1903 (after marrying 4th time in 1893 to older sister of his grandson George's wife, who was 46 to his 76 and had 4 kids)--and annie herself died in 1906. Add Cynthia d. in 1901 and it's depressing! Other death dates -- Mary, 1914; Lillian d. 1935; George L, 1865; don't have one for Caroline, who apparently went back to VT and never married, but I can't find any records to confirm this; also don't have one for DC, who was living in Texas in 1888 when Charles d. there. Anything you have which you can share would make me a happy genfanatic for this week! I was in Marshall two weeks ago, and no info re a marriage for Cynthia there--it just said she had left the village after that date in 1880; I couldn't find any record of it in Jefferson either, the week before that, nor in lists of early WI marriages pre 1907. I found in the 1920 census Chas at 70 is listed as born in Deutschland--do you know where he grew up? who parents were? I have a record of a ____Burg child who was bn. Feb. 1 1886 in Jeff C WI, but I haven't seen the original birth cert. so I don't know if it was boy/girl or if it died at birth or lived, or whether it was child of C & C; I also found a Chas. Burg listed as carpenter in Minneapolis MN in 1889-1891 directories, and my niece can do further searching there as she works for MSHS in Minn. if he is likely to be the right one. The 1860 census index shows a Chas. Burg in Lake Tnshp Milw Co WI but I haven't looked at record yet to see if this might be him at 10. There is also a WI Burg family born to parents Joseph Burg b. 1817 and Anna Maria Sophia Rosar b. 1828; m. in Penn 1848; 9 kids born in various WI locations including a Charles bn. May 3 1854 in WI-- possible that Joseph is brother of whomever is Charles' father, and that their father was a Charles, with name repeated by both sons? I have a ton of info on Weymouths and related Folsoms, Gilmans, Blodgetts, Riddles and Hannah Alden, descendent of John and Priscilla, who m. a Blodgett--if it's the Weymouth line you're interested in, rather than Ida Belle's. 1899 Directory, for Livingston: Burg Charles, saloon. https://archive.org/stream/minnesotanorthso64unse/minnesotanorthso64unse_djvu.txt =========== There is at least one letter from Charles to [[Sheriff Tom Irvine]] in: http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv49937 == Shelley Horsley Cruz posted a nice letter from Cynthia to To her sister Olivia in Chicago, Christmas 1884: http://milescity.com/forums/posts/view/355313/
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