30 October 2009

Frederick & Mary Burghard

Frederick H. Burghard
1827 - 1869

Mary C. Peter
Wife of F. H. Burghard

1839 - 1924

Obituary for Capt. Fred H. Burghard:

31 July 1869, Macon Daily Telegraph (Georgia)
ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN GONE. -- We are pained to announce the death of Capt. Fred H. Burghard, which occurred at his residence in this city on yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock, produced by congestion of the bowels and stomach. Capt. Burghard has been a citizen of Macon for the last twelve or fifteen years, and was before the war a heavy dealer in jewelry.

His funeral takes place this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Burghard was, during the Civil War, a captain in the German Artillery, a volunteer corps from Macon.

According to her death certificate, Mary C. Peter Burghard was born 18 May 1839 in New York City to Julius Peter and Anna Stumph. Both of her parents were born in Germany. Mary died 7 May 1924 at her home at 1018 Vineville Avenue in Macon. Her son, Louis H. Burghard, was the undertaker and took charge of his mother's burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Frederick H. Burghard and Mary C. Peter were the parents of Julius E. and Henry Peter Burghard. They were recently wrote about here and here, respectively.

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