|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1826|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 1892|
Blue Earth County
Mrs. Eliza Burgess departed this life at her home near Eagle Lake, Minn, April 3, 1892, in the sixty-sixth year of her age. She was born in Kentucky, Nov. 26th. Her parents moved to Indiana when she was quite small. Early in life she became a Christian and united with the Christian church under the ministry of Elder John M. Harris, in Indiana, since which time she has lived a consistent Christian life.
September 10th, 1845, she was married to William H. Burgess, in Park county, Indiana, with whom she lived happily until her death. God blessed their lives with a family of eight children, five sons and three daughters. The three daughters and one son have preceded her to the spirity world. The four sons remaining, with their families, live in the neighborhood of Eagle Lake, Their parents having moved to this place from Indiana in the autumn of 1856. Mrs. Burgess leaves a husband and four sons, with numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Elder David Husband, pastor of the Christian Church of Mankato.
Mankato Free Press Weekly
Friday April 15, 1892
Pg. 5 col. 1
Mrs. Eliza Burgess was born in Kentucky, Nov. 5, 1826. Her parents moved to Indiana when she was quite small. Early in life she became a Christian and united with the Church of Christ, under the preaching of John M. Harris, since which she has lived a faithful and consistent christian life. Sept. 10, 1845 she was married to William H. Burgess, in Park county, Indiana, with whom she lived until her death, Apr. 3, 1892. God blessed their lives with eight children, five sons and three daughters. The three daughters and one son have preceded her to the spirit world . The four sons remaining with their families, live in this neighborhood. The parents with their family having moved from Indiana to the present home in this county, during the fall of 1856. Our sister leaves a husband and four sons, with numerous relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
To those remaining we say, "Weep not as those who have no hope." In the room of this grief-shadowed present there shall be a present in whose reign no grief shall gnaw the heart and never shall a tender tie be broken.
There are old and forsaken who linger awhile,
In homes which their dearest have left,
And a few gentle words or an action of love,
May cheer their sad spirits below.
The funeral exercises over the remains were held at the house, at 2 o'clock Tuesday, Eld. David Husband, pastor of the Christian Church in this city, basing this sermon upon the text: "I have fought a good fight." Though the weather was unpropitious the attendance of old friends and neighbors was very large. The remains were interred in the cemetery near by where repose all that is earthly of many old friends and relative who long since preceded her.
William H. Burgess (1825 - 1904)*
Henry Clay Burgess (1848 - 1928)*
Redella Alice Burgess Wagoner (1855 - 1884)*
Charles Edward Burgess (1861 - 1918)*
James Guy Wagoner (1882 - 1945)*
Wm R. Burgess
1827 - 1882
Blue Earth County
Created by: S. Bachmeyer
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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