|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1893|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1976|
LEAVES BARBER BUSINESS "After thirty-six years of servicing this community as barber, Harold Burg is retiring from the business with plans for the future still indefinite. He feels a certain sadness at giving up this business, knowing he will lose that close contact with the many friends he has made during these years in Menomonee Falls. His health, however, prevents his continuing his work. He expresses his thanks and appreciation to his many customers who have not only been his customers but also had become friends.
Mr. Burg came to Menomonee Falls on Aug 25, 1916, a year and a half after his marriage. He and his wife, Marion, have raised four daughters who have all married and live here in Menomonee Falls. Harold says his home is the general meeting ground for the whole family of children and grandchildren for whom the welcome mat is always out. His first barber shop was located in the Oberman block, recently occupied by the Main Cafe. In 1925 he purchased the two properties on West Main Street, one of which he now occupies. Old timers will remember the buildings as the ones occupied (sic) by Asam, the Tailor and Schuler, the Shoemaker. For a time he rented the building he now inhabits, to the A & P store while he used the building he lately sold to G. A. Ruby. A few years ago, he remodeled his present building and rented the upstairs apartment and used the lower floor for his barber shop and living quarters. Plans are now materialized to rent the lower floor to Harry Hart Insurance and to Dan Kraemer, attorney. On Feb. 1, he and his wife will take the upstairs apartment. May we add, folks are going to miss Harold Burg, the Barber. He'll be around, though, he says."
BIOGRAPHY: In an article in the Menomonee Falls News July 7, 1976 appeared the following recollections of Harold and Marion Burg. "We saw the country change from oxen to airplanes reminisced Harold J. Burg, 83 looking toward his wife Marion, 79 in a recent informal discussion of Menomonee Falls during the early years of the twentieth century. The expressions on both their faces plainly revealed their thoughts had spanned the years to that August day of 1916 when they moved to Menomonee Falls, Married in January 1915, they were barely past the newlywed stage and were expecting their first child. Six decades would witness that same family of almost three expand to include four daughters, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burg recited the litany of names while Burg counted them all on his fingers; they knew the exact numbers but sharing the names was a way of sharing their pride in their family...While a Menomonee Falls resident, Burg served four terms on the Village Board...Burg was born in Monches and Mrs. Burg was from Milwaukee... (Shortly after this interview was conducted, Harold Burg died unexpectedly after a short illness. Mrs. Burg has expressed pleasure that he was able to pass on some of his memories in this article.") Complete article in possession of Lenora Mulock.
Burg, Harold J.
Of Sussex. Formerly of Menomonee Falls, Wed. June 9, 1976. Age 83 years. Beloved husband on Marion (Nee Grim). Dear father of Virginia (Clyde) Weber, Alice (Burt) Ische, Jane (Robert) Weber and Helen Schuster, also survived by 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Sat., June 12 at 9:30 a.m. at SCHRAMKA-HERRICK-HAACK Funeral Home, Menomonee Falls to ST. MARY'S CHURCH, Menomonee Falls, for Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Interment Church Cemetery. Friends may call Fri. 4-9 p.m. Prayer services Fri. evening at 8 p..m. Mr. Burg was a former Village of Menomonee Falls Trustee and a retired Barber. Memorials for Epilepsey Variety Club appreciated.
Published in the Milwaukee Journal - June 10, 1976
Peter R. Burg (1863 - 1927)
Emma A. Kelley Burg (1865 - 1953)
Marion Lenora Grim Burg (1896 - 1981)*
Virginia Marion Burg Weber (1916 - 1992)*
Alice E. Burg Ische (1918 - ____)*
Jane Lenora Burg Weber (1921 - 2010)*
Helen Mary Burg MacDonald (formerly Schuster) (1924 - 2006)*
Margaret Sophia Burg Hayes (1886 - 1980)*
Ethel Burg (1888 - 1983)*
George Francis Burg (1890 - 1972)*
Harold John Burg (1893 - 1976)
Joseph Alvin Burg (1895 - 1977)*
Mary Agnes Burg Robinson (1897 - 1971)*
William Aloysious Burg (1900 - 1983)*
Albert Peter Burg (1902 - 1992)*
Lester Burg (1904 - 1971)*
Saint Marys Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 16, 2006
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