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Daniel W. "Dan" Burd
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1848
Perry County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1916
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA

Married 22 February 1872
Son of Jacob & Margaretha (Motzer) Burd

In 1860, he was a laborer living with his family in Madison Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 3" tall and had brown hair and gray eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted - overstating his age by two years - and mustered into federal service at Carlisle February 23, 1864, as a private with Co. H, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (80th Pa). Captured during a skirmish on a bridge blockhouse at Carter's Creek, Tennessee, on October 1, 1864, he was incarcerated in Andersonville, Libby and Cahawba prisons. He was paroled at Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 21, 1865, and honorably discharged July 26, 1865.


Daniel W. Burd was born in the county of Perry, State of Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 1848, and died at Nelson, Nebraska, December 4, 1916, aged 68 years, 9 months and 12 days. He served in the war of the rebellion from 1863 until mustered out at the close of the war. He enlisted in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry and was captured at McMinville (sic), Tennessee, and was imprisoned in Andersonville, Libby and Cahawba prisons. At the close of the war he came to Iowa and then to Nebraska in 1868. He was married to Rosa Ducoty in 1872 near Ashland. To this union seven children were born: Ira. C., Albert H., Noah M., Benjamin Howard, Hattie E., Daniel Otis and Maudie - three of which survive, Noah M., Hattie E., and Daniel Otis. They moved from near Ashland to Nuckolls county (sic) by team in the month of August, 1874, and have resided in this county ever since. He identified himself with the Christian church (sic) in 1871 and was a contributor to the support from that time.

In the death of "Dan" Burd, Nuckolls county (sic) and Nelson loses one of the oldest, and a very familiar, landmarks. In his characteristic and unassuming manner he has been closely identified with the upbuilding (sic) and the progress of this community. He was a prosperous farmer until a number of years ago, when he came to town, and he has been secretary and manager of the Nuckolls County Mutual Insurance company. In this position he grew to be well and favorably known throughout the state as a careful student of the business and a most faithful and conscientious servant of his people, and his counsel was much sought by the state organization. As a citizen he was highly respected and his pleasant demeanor and words of good cheer and encouragement under all kinds of conditions, will be long remembered by all who were acquainted with him.

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. V.E. Shirley Wednesday afternoon at the home. The Odd Fellows, the Rebakahs (sic) and members of Geo. H. Thomas Post attended in a body as the several organizations, the latter having charge of the exercises at the grave.

The Nelson Gazette (Nelson, NE), Thursday, December 7, 1916; pg. 1
Family links: 
  Rosa Adalaide Ducoty Burd (1852 - 1949)*
  Ira Burd (1873 - 1873)*
  Albert H. Burd (1874 - 1898)*
  Howard Benjamin Burd (1879 - 1901)*
  Hattie Elizabeth Burd Greenwood (1881 - 1934)*
  Daniel Otis Burd (1883 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Co H 7th PA Cav
Nelson Cemetery
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 13, Lot 1
GPS (lat/lon): 40.2043, -98.07813
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: May 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27004871
Daniel W. Dan Burd
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