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BURGER, ____ 1
m  ____ ____
b 1740      
b ____      
b 1767      
b ____      
b 1791      d 1865
b 1782      d 1847


In her letter of 17 Jan 1993, Billie Jean Mitchell says that Edna Culp, of Canada, had the Burger history "going all the way back to Germany" [Mitchell, 1992/1993]. Edna, "quite old", is a descendant of Christian and Sarah (Brown) Burger, and is listed in "Hunt's History", otherwise unidentified. Her son has the book and extra copies, and Billie Jean is trying to trace him to get a copy.
In tax records she received from Jim Boor, Adam and Abraham's surname was spelled Burket, Burgert, and Burger.
A Michael Burger emigrated 16 Sep 1751 with Heinrich Adam Scherer on the Edinburgh.
Daniel Burger Teeter's 1897 letter says "old Daniel Whetstone's sister, Betty… was the wife of old Abraham Burger, my Mother's Uncle". This establishes that Abraham was a brother to Daniel's grandfather David Burger. I had completely overlooked the implications of this passage which were pointed out to me by Billie Jean Mitchell.
A John Burger was censused 1800 in Bedford, born before 1755, with a wife born after 1755 and 7 daughters under 16 years. This could have been a cousin or a brother, as yet unidentified, to these siblings.
I have the six children and birth years in the first generation of this family line from Billie Jean Mitchell letter of 3 Nov 1991. She cited a "genealogist who is not always right".
In the 1822 tax returns of Woodberry Township there were two Burger's who cannot be identified, David (the first generation of that name left there in 1813) and Jacob, as not enough is known about the sons in the second generation.

____ Burger  &  ____ ____
____ 1 , David 2 , Susanna Heffner 3 Top  

____ Burger was born before 1740. 
____ was married to ____. 
____ ____ . 

The six children of ____ and ____ (____) Burger: Abraham Lewis, Lydia, Adam, Daniel, David and Susannah. 
1    Burger, Abraham Lewis was born before 1763 and died 1 Apr 1828 in South Woodbury, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Elizabeth "Betty" Whetstone.  Elizabeth "Betty" was born in Hagerstown, Maryland and died in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Christian and () Whetstone. 
Abraham was censused in censused in South Woodbury Township 1810, and taxed 1814 according to a note I made on my 1820 census sheet, but only Peter Burger was censused that year. In 1822, Abraham, Sr., was taxed $3.34, and "Abraham Burger (of A)", i.e., son of Abraham, was taxed 9. Taxes that year ranged from 6 for many small landowners to $8.60 for Jacob Bossler.
Bedford county, vol ?] The page I received contained several unrelated court items, the top of the page being dated 31 Jan 1833, and the bottom containing a handwritten page 521.) of an application for a writ of partition by Samuel Burger, his eldest son, naming the widow Elizabeth and twelve children. The application says that he owned about 200 acres in Woodbury Township, Bedford County, adjoining land of Samuel Leidy, Philip Furney, and John Teeter.
The Daniel Teeter letter mentions Betty Whetstone's brother Daniel and a sister (Mary, although he saith not) married to Isaac Richey.
Elizabeth, as a widow, was taxed 1829, 1832, and 1835 (but not 1838) in Woodbury twp [Mitchell/Hunt].
I had Betty's birth as c1755, but this seems about a decade too early, although it's quite possible. Don't know where I got the date, but Mitchell [1993] gives her birth as near Hagerstown. She also sent me a copy of a Bedford court record of the administration of accounts of her estate by John Burger. This was dated 17 Apr 1850, but cites dates of 27 and 28 Apr 1849, and describes her as late of Hopewell Township. My earlier data said that she died before 1838, but that may well be in error.
The children of this family are as listed in the Orphan's Court petition mentioned above. The birthdates are from Billie Jean Mitchells letter of November, 1992. She indicates the first three and last three, and Elizabeth's, are her estimates, and the others she has from some unnamed source. Catherine was noted as being a minor under 21 in the writ of partition of her fathers estate, and thus born 1807 or later. Since neither Hannah nor Joseph was similarly mentioned, their birth years of 1808 and 1810 estimated by Mitchell may be incorrect.
The twelve children of Abraham Lewis and Elizabeth "Betty" (Whetstone) Burger: Susanna, Samuel Whetstone, Daniel, Jacob, Christian Whetstone, Abraham Whetstone, David, Elizabeth, John W., Hannah, Joseph and Catharine. 
i    Burger, Susanna was born about 1790. 
ii    Burger, Samuel Whetstone was born 25 Oct 1792 in Clearfield, Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 19 Apr 1870 and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Susannah "Susie" Whetstone.  Susannah "Susie" was born 29 Jan 1798 in Pennsylvania and died 2 Nov 1867 in Mt. Morris, Pine Creek Twp., Ogle, Illinois.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Mary (____) Whetstone. 
Samuel Whetstone Burger died 19 Apr 1870 ae 77y 5m 25d, according to a tombstone record, thus was born 25 Oct 1792.
2:102]: Burger Samuel, d 19 Apr 1870 ae 77-5-25 South Face:Malachi, son of C & S, d 15 May 1864 “ae 11(?) yr” Christian W., d 17 Mar 1890 ae 69-8-16 North Face:Sarah, wife of C. W., d 29 Jul 1862 ae 41-1-13
Samuel was taxed a total of $2.72 on three parcels of land in Woodberry Township in 1822, and in 1838 and 1841 on the land of the widow Whetstone. He settled Illinois in latter part of 1844 or early 1845, but Billie Jean doubts he lived there very long. He returned to Bedford until 1850 or 1851, then settled near Mt. Morris, Ogle, Illinois where Susanna died 2 Nov 1867. [Mitchell/Hunt].
Sold farm 1864 [Mitchell, 1992]. According to Billie Jean [Mitchell, 1993], she found among Samuel's probate packet papers and receipts indications that Christian had to go to Ogle County, Illinois, to get the abstract straightened up before he could get the money for Samuel's Farm.
To Jefferson Co., Iowa, (either at sale of farm or after wife's death in 1867?) to live with son Christian [Hunt].
Six ch grew to adulthood: Jacob, Christian, Mary, Susan, Joseph, and Elizabeth. Their birth dates according to Mitchell/Hunt.
Death from Mitchell/Hunt.
The six children of Samuel Whetstone and Susannah "Susie" (Whetstone) Burger: Jacob, Christian Whetstone, Mary, Susan, Joseph and Elizabeth. 
1    Burger, Jacob was born 30 Mar 1817 in Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 16 Nov 1867 in Olge, Illinois.  He was married to Mary "Polly" Bexley. 
Mitchell gives his birth year as both 1816 and 1817, and his death as both 11 Nov and 16 Nov.
2    Burger, Christian Whetstone was born 1 Jul 1820 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, died 17 Mar 1890 and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married (1) to Sarah "Sally" Brown about 1840.  Sarah "Sally" was born 16 Jun 1821, died 29 Jul 1862 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Forney) Brown.  He was married (2) to Elizabeth A. Shafer 6 Apr 1863 in Keosauquah, Van Buren, Iowa.  Elizabeth A. was born 10 Sep 1838 in Cadiz, Ohio and died 24 Sep 1902 in Sumner, Oklahoma. 
Christian is the great–grandfather of Billie Jean (Frosch) Mitchell, the source for most of the information I have on the Burger line.
He came from Illinois to Iowa with his first wife, daughter Susann, and Simon Fry (age 16, abandoned by guardian on the way west, and who lived with Christian for 5 years) in 1845 where he took squatter's right on a quarter section of land. After clearing the land, received the patent signed by James K. Polk from the Federal government (said to be the last "sheepskin" in the county) [Mitchell/Hunt]. Information concerning his 1863 marriage to Elizabeth is from Doris Olds as cited by Hunt/Mitchell. Living 1888 on 160 acre place 4-5 mi sw of Libertyville [Fairfield Tribune, 13 Dec 1888].
ch: Susann b Pennsylvania, m Joseph W. Newland, Samuel Lewis b 16 Jul 1848 Iowa m Sade Thomas, Joseph Madison b 1850, m Selinda Jane Ridenour, Sarah E. m David Daniel Ridenour, Malachi b 15 Aug 1853 d 15 May 1864, Almyra A. b 7 Jul 1858, d 7 Aug 1860 [Mitchell/Hunt]
ch of his second marriage to Elizabeth Shafer: Ida M. b 4 Sep 1864 m Jacob Thomas, brother of Sarah Thomas Burger who had married Samuel Lewis Burger, two ch living (1936) in Belleville, Kansas; Ira Sealey m May L. Pope, ch listed by Mitchell/Hunt.
Billie Jean Mitchell has good photo of Christian and wife Elizabeth.
Christian W. Burged [sic] entered land 27 Jul and 20 Aug, 1847 and 4 Mar 1850, Sections 22, 32, and 17, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, 160a, 40a, and 160a, respectively.
CENSUSED: 1870 IN Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa
In 1870 he had Ann Burger, aged 31, born Ohio, listed as keeping house, and presumably his second wife. She was not mentioned in his 1890 will. He had seven ch at home in 1870, from Samuel aged 22 to David, eight months, all born in Iowa. His real estate was valued at $13,000 and his personal property at $2500.
On 10 Nov 1870 the Rev. A. Axline performed a double wedding at the home of the Rev. S. Ridenour in Des Moines Twp. with Christian Burger testifying. Joseph W. [sic] Burger, 20, married Salinda Jane Ridenour, 17, and David E. [sic] Ridenour, 19, married Sarah E. Burger, 16. [Jefferson County Records, v 8, p 373, Licences #3578 and #3579].
Iowa, Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879].
Iowa, Will Book 3:308]. In the heading and signature of this will Christian's name was spelled Burger, the sons' names were consistently Berger.
Two children who died young are buried in the Brethren Cemetery next to Christian and his wife: "Malachi son of C. W. & Sarah", d 1864, and "Almyra A., daughter of C. W. & Sarah", 1858-1860.
Note that Christian's second wife Elizabeth (Shafer) is buried in Sumner, OK, according to an entry in the Jefferson Cemetery Index, so some of the Burgers may have gone with John W. and Elizabeth Alford to that state.
Died 29 Jul 1862 ae 41-1-13 cemetery records, implies b 16 Jun 1821.
According to Mitchell/Hunt she was b 16 Jun 1820 in two citations, 16 Jun 1822 in a third, d ae 42-1-13. 6 ch listed in that reference, two of the four surviving ch m Ridenours.
A child of Christian Whetstone and Elizabeth A. (Shafer) Burger: Ira Sealey. 
i    Burger, Ira Sealey was born 6 Mar 1866 and died 13 Nov 1952 in Waco, Texas.  He was married to Lottie May Pope 19 Sep 1888 in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa.  Lottie May was born 20 Feb 1870 and died 14 Sep 1948 in Waco, Texas. 
The two children of Ira Sealey and Lottie May (Pope) Burger: Audrey Fern and Mabel Ruth. 
1    Burger, Audrey Fern was born 5 Jan 1891. 
2    Burger, Mabel Ruth was born 21 Dec 1892 in Stillwater, Oklahoma and died 2 Feb 1982 in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  She was married to Floyd Gottlieb Frosch 31 Dec 1921.  Floyd Gottlieb was born 1 Jan 1901 in Vinita, Oklahoma and died 25 Apr 1971 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
A child of Floyd Gottlieb and Mabel Ruth (Burger) Frosch: Billie Jean. 
i    Frosch, Billie Jean was born 4 Dec 1928.  She was married to Robert Leroy Mitchell.  Robert Leroy was born 4 Dec 1928 in El Reno, Oklahoma. 
3    Burger, Mary was born about 1822.  She was married to James Stamp.  James was born 1822 in Ireland and died in Raritan, Henderson, Illinois. 
m probably Pennsylvania c 1840-41 [Mitchell, 1992]. Censused Bedford, Pennsylvania,1850, Henderson, Illinois, 1860, where they lived near Raritan [Mitchell, 1993].
ch b Pennsylvania: Susan 1842, William 1843, Thomas 1845; ch b Raritan, Henderson, Illinois: John 1855, Josephine 1858 [Mitchell/Hunt].
4    Burger, Susan was born about 1824 and died 1 May 1910 in Russell, Kansas.  She was married (1) to ____ Oster about 1843.  She was married (2) to ____ Falkner.  She was married (3) to Nahan (Nahum?) Nason about 1881. 
First marriage not certain. Her ch were John O. Falkner b Pennsylvania, m Phoebe Ridenour, (Billie Jean has a copy of the wedding certificate) and Elizabeth Falkner, b Iowa, m David Slimmer. [Hunt & Mitchell/Hunt].
5    Burger, Joseph was born 1828 and died 1870 in Quincy, Adam, Illinois.  He was married to Hannah ____ in Illinois.  Hannah was born 1834 in Illinois. 
6    Burger, Elizabeth was born 8 May 1831 in Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 7 Mar 1897 in Bear Grove, Cass, Iowa.  She was married to George Robins 25 Feb 1855 in Ogle, Iowa.  George was born about 22 Jun 1827 in London, England and died 1904 in Cedar, Nebraska. 
iii    Burger, Daniel was born about 1794. 
Nothing is known of Daniel. He was not taxed in Woodberry Township in 1822.
iv    Burger, Jacob was born 1796 and died 1880 in Ohio.  He was married to Susanna Rush. 
The family group sheet for Jacob, sent by Mitchell [1993], and citing Jane Scott (a great–great granddaughter) says that he was born 1796, but recorded as of age 50 years in the 1850 census. That he was not taxed in Woodberry Township in 1822 argues for the younger age. The family emigrated to Knox county, Ohio, in 1835, and located in Pike Township. Jacob was a deacon in the German Baptist Church there.
They had 10 children born 1832 and later. Mitchell also provided family information on the eldest son Levi.
v    Burger, Christian Whetstone was born 28 Jun 1798.  He was married to Catharine Mentzer 1825.  Catharine was born 17 Dec 1798. 
This son of Abraham Lewis Burger, with his wife and 9 children, from Mitchell/Burger based on information from 7th day Church records by Frank Bayer, with additional info from Jean Crider. Ch marriages to Smith, Kurtz, Kagarise, and Faulkner.
vi    Burger, Abraham Whetstone was born 7 Feb 1800 in Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 7 Jan 1874 in Jefferson, Iowa.  He was married to Elizabeth Holder.  Elizabeth was born about 1799 in Bedford, Pennsylvania and died 1881 in Washington Twp., Wapello, Iowa. 
Abraham Burger "(of A)", i.e., Jr., was taxed 9 in the 1822 rate list for Woodberry Township. This Abraham may be the one assessed 1846 on land belonging to the widow Eversole in South Woodberry Twp, Bedford, Pennsylvania. He settled 1851 four or five miles northeast of Eldon, Iowa [Hunt]. Abraham was censused 1856 in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, age 55, b Pennsylvania, farmer, 4 in household, 5 years in Iowa.
They had 4 daughters and 2 sons. One son died when his brother Joseph was about 8 yrs. Susan b 1838 Bedford, m 6 Feb 1856 George Ellsworth, d western Kansas. Joseph b 18 Dec 1841 Bedford, m 4 Jul 1866 Arminda Snook {b 16 Dec 189, d 11 Jan 1925 PcPhersonn, KS} and moved 1887 with their 5 ch to McPherson, Kansas [Mitchell/Hunt].
vii    Burger, David was born 28 Oct 1802 in Pennsylvania and died 14 Dec 1875 in East Freedom, Blair, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Catherine Elizabeth Shanefelt.  Catherine Elizabeth was born 25 Dec 1805 in Taylor Township, Huntingdon, (now Blair), Pennsylvania and died 14 May 1857 in East Freedom, Blair, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Baker) Shoenfelt. 
Mitchell [1993] provided information on this family of ten children, and for that of their son John who married Susan Bowser.
viii    Burger, Elizabeth was born 17 Mar 1804 and died in Blair County, Pennsylvania.  She was married to ____ Brown. 
Birth date from Mitchell [1993].
ix    Burger, John W. was born 20 Dec 1806 and died 11 Dec 1877.  He was married to Elizabeth Brown.  Elizabeth was born 18 Apr 1816 and died 11 Mar 1887 in Woodbury Twp., Bedford, Pennsylvania. 
13 ch, most named by Mitchell.
John Burger, "(of A)", was taxed $1.35 in Woodberry in 1822. I would interpret this to mean "son of Abraham", as that was the common usage, but this John was only 15 years when that tax list was made up. This is intriguing, but unresolved.
A John Burger was censused in the 1840 census.
There was also in Woodberry Twp. in 1846 a John Burger, Sr., with several tenants on his land, including John, Jr., Samuel Burger, Esq., Daniel K. Smith, and Michael Miller, as well as a Samuel Burger on his own land.
There was a Church of the Brethren first meeting west of the Alleghany Mountains in 1873, and a love feast at the home of John Burger in Bedford, whose farm is now the location of Myersdale [Mitchell]. Since I don't have children of Adam, distinquishing among the various John's is not possible.
x    Burger, Hannah was born about 1808. 
xi    Burger, Joseph was born about 1810. 
xii    Burger, Catharine was born about 1814 and died 1834. 
Mitchell indicates that Catherine may have been married to a Brown, and died 1834 after one year of marrige, but cites no sources for this.
2    Burger, Lydia was born 22 Mar 1763, died 9 Feb 1832 and was buried in Nunnery Cem, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. 
3    Burger, Adam was born 1760.  He was married to Mary Puterbaugh. 
Adam was born 1760 according to the 1789 tax record which gave his age as 29. He signed bond for his cousins Samuel, John, and Abraham Jr. Burger when Abraham, Sr. died May 1828.
Adam was censused 1800 in Bedford with a male b <1755 (who could have been his father or father–in–law) in his household, and with a wife and 4 sons and 3 dtrs under 16, and censused there also in 1810. He was probably the Adam taxed $5 in Woodberry Township in 1822, as that tax indicates a man of some means, rather than a younger man of the next generation.
The 12 children are given by Mitchell [1993], but the dates were given by her earlier for a shorter list of only seven children:
The seven children of Adam and Mary (Puterbaugh) Burger: ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____ and ____. 
i    Burger, ____ was born about 1787. 
ii    Burger, ____ was born about 1789. 
iii    Burger, ____ was born about 1791. 
iv    Burger, ____ was born about 1793. 
v    Burger, ____ was born about 1795. 
vi    Burger, ____ was born about 1797. 
vii    Burger, ____ was born about 1799. 
4    Burger, Daniel was born 13 Oct 1766 and died 19 Aug 1845 in Franklin, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Annie Snowberger 8 May 1787.  Annie was born about 21 Oct 1766 and died 19 Aug 1841.  She was the daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Garber) Snowberger. 
Annie's vital statistics from Mitchell/Burger: d ae 74 10 28 (which gives b 21 Sep 1766); cites "another report" saying d 1840 ae 74 9 28; gives from Nunnery Graveyard b 21 Oct 1766, d 19 Aug 1840 ae 74 9 29, (which is internally inconsistent by one year).
A web page by Doris O. Sink,, gives some details of Anna Snowberger's ancestry and family that differ slightly in detail from my other sources. I've not compared the two descents in detail.
The six children of Daniel and Annie (Snowberger) Burger: John, Barbara, Sarah, Samuel, Susan and Daniel. 
i    Burger, John was born 20 Mar 1788, died 22 Aug 1851 and was buried in Baker Family Cem, Salemville, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Susannah Snowberger.  Susannah was born 27 Mar 1786, died 26 Jul 1855 and was buried in Burger Cemetery, Salemville, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Miley) Snowberger. 
The birth and death dates from John and Susannah are taken from the Burger Cemetery records of T. C. and R. E. Imler.
ii    Burger, Barbara died 5 Jun 1848.  She was married to Jacob Kagarice 19 Feb 1811 in Washington, Maryland. 
Date of birth 17 Aug 1789 from Mitchell/Burger; death ae 53 10 8 gives birth 28 jul 1794. Latter incompatible with 24 Oct 1794 for Samuel; former could be a typo for 17 Aug 1788 for Sarah, thus twins.
13 ch, names known but not given by Billie Jean.
23 Feb 2001, ].
iii    Burger, Sarah was born 17 Aug 1788 and died 21 Sep 1855. 
iv    Burger, Samuel was born 24 Oct 1794 in Franklin, Pennsylvania and died 21 Aug 1857 in Woodberry Twp, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was married (1) to Elizabeth Knepper.  Elizabeth was born 1795.  He was married (2) to Elizabeth Monn.  Elizabeth was born 1793. 
JP for Woodberry Twp. 3 ch by first wife, 7 by second.
v    Burger, Susan was born 20 Mar 1798 and died 30 Nov 1862. 
4 ch: George, Daniel, William, and Louise.
vi    Burger, Daniel was born 23 Apr 1803 and died 8 Sep 1885.  He was married to Nancy Monn.  Nancy was born 24 Nov 1797 and died 10 Jun 1880. 
Wife's name also given as Nancy Stull, b 24 Nov 1797. Descent given by Mitchell/Burger.
d ae 83 1 10 gives b 30 apr 1797.
5    Burger, David was born about 1767.    
6    Burger, Susannah was born 11 Feb 1776 and died 2 Jan 1839. 
d ae 62 11 1 gives b 1 Feb 1776, not 11 Feb.

David Burger  &  ____ Snowberger

David Burger was born about 1767. 
David was married (1) to ____. 
____ Snowberger .  She was the daughter of Andrew and Barbara (Garber) Snowberger. 

Several Snowberger family records for Franklin County, Pennsylvania are given in the FHL IGI:
Andrew and Barbara (Karber) Snowberger had children Andrew b 1771, John b 1776, Elizabeth b 1779, and Jacob b 1779.
Jacob and Catherine (Miley) Snowberger had children Nancy Ann b 9 Oct 1776, John b 5 Aug 1778 , Veronica b 1 Jul 1784, and Susan b 8 Apr 1786.
From a family bible reported by Jim Boor [NFBG v.10 n.4 1978]:
Daniel Snowberger (b 2 Mar 1800, ?d ae 41) m Christenah Hoover 15 Apr 1825. Children John, Nancy, Jacob, Samuel, Andrew, and Jonathan b 1826 to 1839. Samuel d 1846, Jacob 1851.
Christina Snowberger (b 22 Oct 1804) m (as Christiahah) Jacob Longenecker Aug 1849, minister Daniel M. Holsinger.
The two children of David and ____ (Snowberger) Burger: John and Barbara. 
1    Burger, John. 
2    Burger, Barbara. 

David Burger  &  Catherine Heffner
____ 1 , David 2 , Susanna Heffner 3 Top  

David Burger was born about 1767. 
David was married (2) to Catherine. 
Catherine Heffner . 

I had ca 1771 as David's birth, but don't know where I found that. It seems too late for a man who's third child was born in 1791. Kriss Replogle has ca 1763 for that date.
There is an IGI record, microfiche 6142796, of a David Berger born ca 1771 in Philadelphia to Jacob and Christina (Crider) Berger. It's fairly improbable that in the German community the names Burger and Berger would be interchangable, but an English record keeper might not carefully distinquish between the two.
David moved from Morrison's Cove in the spring of 1813, this from Daniel Teeter letter [Teeter-Jones, 1897]. He gives Catherine's maiden name as both Heffner and Hefner. The children named by him were ordered as follows: Susanna, Daniel, Elizabeth, Mary, David, Abraham, Isaac, Catherine, Adam, and elsewhere "Aunt Barbara Horner".
The children of David's marriage to Snowberger, John and Barbara, are cited, by Billie Jean Mitchell [Personal Communication], as an "unsigned annotation in a copy of Reed [Reed, Forrest E. “Concerning Deeters, Reeds and Teeters”, Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists Newsletter, vol. 19, Spring & Summer, 1987, pp. 3-8 & 29-33], in Pioneer Library, Bedford, Pennsylvania. I am showing his wife here as a sister of his brother Daniel's wife, although that is not known.
David was censused 1810 in Woodbury as were David, Jr., Abraham, and Adam. FHL AF has b c1765, and gives birth years of several of the children.
Billie Jean Mitchell letter of 25 Nov 1991 has some Bedford Co Orphans Court records mentioning Andrew Havner/Heffner as a juror 21 and 22 Jul 1802.
There was a Catharine Haffner, dtr of Geo. and Margaret, whose birth 26 Aug 1768 is recorded in the Mertz Church, Rockland Twp., Berks, Pennsylvania. [FHL IGI].
Catharine Haffner, dtr of Frederick and Barbara, was christened 1 Dec 1776 in the Roman Catholic Church, Goshenhoppen, Berks, Pennsylvania [FHL IGI].
A John Heffner of Frederick County, Maryland, was naturalized 23 or 29 Sep 1764, and a Michael Heffner 10 Sep 1762 [Wyand and Wyand, 1986].
A John Heffner was drummer in Capt. Henry Fister's Company in the German Battalion, Commanded by Colonel Nicholas Haussegger, 1776 [John Linmerman (?)].
A John Heffner was drummer in Capt. Henry Foster's Company of the German Regiment from Maryland in 1776, and a Jacob Heffner, private, in Capt Heyser's Company, who had enlisted from Washington County 22 May 1777. Also in that regiment was John Shively, private, on 27 Jun 1776.
A Valentine Heffner was married to Barbara Miller 30 Apr 1783 in Washington County, Maryland, by Rev. George Young.
v. XVIII, p. 184ff]. A John Shively was pvt also in that regiment 27 Jun 1776.
p 225, Richards].
Maryland Records, 2 vol.].
v.1, p. 271-295].
The eleven children of David and Catherine (Heffner) Burger: Susanna Heffner, Barbara, Daniel, Abraham, Elizabeth, Mary, David Abraham, Isaac, Catherine, Adam and Samuel. 
1    Burger, Susanna Heffner was born 26 Apr 1791.    
2    Burger, Barbara was born about 1793 and died in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania.  She was married to Eli Horner.  Eli died in Waynesboro. 
Barbara mentioned in the Daniel Teeter letter as "Aunt Barbara Horner", one of the "two eldest daughters" (with Susanna) who did not leave Morrison's Cove in the spring of 1813 with the family. "Eli and Aunt Barbara Horner remained in Waynesboro, Franklin Co, Pa. to the end of their lives. Their only child Susan was there at last account" [ Teeter, 1897].
Birth date from FHL AF.
3    Burger, Daniel. 
4    Burger, Abraham was born about 1795.  He was married to Catherine Shively. 
There was an Abraham Burger censused in Jefferson Co., Iowa, in 1860. This Abraham's birth date is taken from the FHL AF.
Catharine Shively was described as "our second cousin" in Daniel Burger Teeter's letter, but this connection has not been identified.
5    Burger, Elizabeth was born about 1797.  She was married to Jacob Hartzell. 
6    Burger, Mary.  She was married to Henry Hartzell. 
7    Burger, David Abraham was born 8 Feb 1799 and died 10 Feb 1872 in Franklin City, Franklin, Pennsylvania.  He was married to Catherine Shively.  Catherine was born 23 Sep 1801, died 2 Jan 1865 and was buried in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. 
Birth year and middle name from FHL AF. There was a David censused as “Junior” in Woodbury 1810, but that can’t be this eleven year old. Junior was sometimes used to distinquish a nephew living in the same town.
Jones, in her transcription of the Daniel Teeter letter naming the children in the family of David and Catherine, writes "David, Abraham (married to Catherine Shively our second cousin)". At some stage of my research, from sources now lost, I evidently concluded that the comma was an editorial intrusion, and that it was David Abraham to whom Daniel referred.
On 26 Dec 2001 I received an e-mail from Cheryll Reed, , concerning this family:
"I believe I may also be descended from this family. I recently posted my info up in the database but (in short), my great-great-grandmother Christiana Burger married Henry Reed in Franklin County, Pa. in 1849. I believe Christiana’a parents to be David Abraham Burger (born 2/8/1799;died 2/10/1872 in Franklin Cty) and Elizabeth or Catherine Shively (born 9/23/1801;died 1/2/1865). David Abraham, his wife, daughter and son-in-law are all buried in Franklin County (I’ve visited their graves there)."
I'm accepting Cheryll's identification of the name of David's wife and her dates for this couple.
8    Burger, Isaac was born about 1801.  He was married to ____ Shively. 
Isaac's wife was called "no relative or ours", i.e., no Shively connection, in Daniel Teeter letter [Teeter, 1897].
9    Burger, Catherine was born about 1803.  She was married to Samuel Stuckey 19 Oct 1826.  Samuel was born 19 Jul 1806 and died 16 Sep 1882. 
Mitchell [1993] quotes Jean Crider for all of the information given here for this family, and states that they had 11 children. All I had previously was Samuel's name.
10    Burger, Adam was born about 1805.  He was married to ____ Chestnutwood. 
11    Burger, Samuel.  He was married to Lydia Wass. 

Susanna Heffner Burger  &  John Shively Teeter
____ 1 , David 2 , Susanna Heffner 3 Teeter Top  

Susanna Heffner Burger was born 26 Apr 1791 in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, died 27 Feb 1865 in Jefferson, Iowa and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa. 
Susanna Heffner was married to John Shively 1807. 
John Shively Teeter was born Feb 1782 in Conococheague, PA or MD and died 5 Aug 1847 in Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Shively) Deeter. 

The FHL AF has Susan, dtr of David and Catherine (Heffner) Burger, m 5 Aug 1847 [sic]. This conceivably could be a valid date with typo '47 for '07. According to a biography of his son Jacob B., John was a shoemaker by vocation.
His death In Bedford Co. is recorded in the Brethren Cemetery Records, Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa, where his wife Susanna is buried. Confirmation of accounts of his estate was signed 1 Jun 1850 by Daniel B. Teeter and Jabez Hixson† I have only the end of the court record at the top of the page of the account of the estate of Elizabeth (Whetstone) Burger sent to me by Mitchell [1993].†.
This may be the John Teeter who witnessed the will of Daniel Whetstone on 27 Aug 1828, along with Jacob Burger, since his cousin John the son of John was deceased at that time.
Susanna's birth and death data are according to Teeter-Jones [1897], and confirmed by the tombstone in the Brethren Cemetery next to her son David's land in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson, Iowa.
Susanna's birth place is confirmed as Waynesboro in a 1986 family group sheet by Norman B. Leppo of St. Louis, Missouri, who cites her and her children in Jefferson Co., Iowa as the source of his information. He writes her mother's maiden name with one "f". The Daniel Teeter letter gives her middle name (her mother's maiden name) as Heffner. Bayer writes it as Hepner and Heffner in his two family tables.
The data for the family of Susanna and John are taken as given in the 1897 letter of their son Daniel [Teeter-Jones, 1897], and compared to that of Marilyn Alex Deeter, Frank Bayer, and George Liebegott, with discrepancies noted. The 1986 family group sheet of Norman B. Leppo has only a few minor discrepancies.
The twelve children of John Shively and Susanna Heffner (Burger) Teeter: David Burger, Jacob Burger, Elizabeth "Aunt Betsey" Burger, John Burger, Catherine Burger, Susanna Burger, Mary Burger, Hannah Burger, Sarah Burger, Daniel Burger, Barbara Burger and Abraham Burger. 

b 1809      d 1883
b 1817      d 1901
b 1843      d 1906
b 1837      d 1905
b 1866      d 1942
b 1862      d 1904
b 1903      d 1989
b 1903      d 1953
b 1929      
b 1930      d 1998
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