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 Frederick F. “Fred” Burre, Sr

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Frederick F. “Fred” Burre, Sr

  • Birth 12 Jan 1875 Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 1959 Pottawatomie County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 76223700

Fred Burre was a leading and scientific horticulturist of High Prairie Township, and proprietor of Burre Fruit Farm. He was the son of John and Kate Burre.

Fred received his education in the public schools of Leavenworth, and also attended the commercial school there. He started farming in 1901, but beginning in 1916, specialized in the growing of apples. His principal fruits were Jonathan, Winesaps, Black Twigs, Delicious and Grime Golden. He packed his fruit scientifically to get the highest price on the market. He installed a 3,000 bushel cold storage room in the basement part of a packing house to lengthen the season for apples. His apples were sold under the name of "Sunflower Brand."

Other fruits, vegetables and eggs were raised on the 126 acre farm and sold from a farm market stand on the property.

On March 7, 1901, Fred married Eda Maasz of High Prairie Township. They had seven children, John, Fred, Jr., Helen, Anton, Louis, Edward and Arthur.

Fred was a life member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Horticultural Society of Kansas and the Leavenworth Farm Bureau.

On August 4, 1959, Fred died in an automobile accident, along with sons John and Edward Burre, and Leavenworth County Agent, Lyle Engle. A third son of Fred's, Art Burre, was injured in the accident, but survived. They were on their way to Kansas State University at Manhattan to attend a horticulture field day. The three-car accident happened about ten miles south of Wamego, Kansas. A car hit the rear of another car and ended up flipping over on top of the car carrying the Burre family.


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  • Created by: Eileen Manning
  • Added: 9 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76223700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick F. “Fred” Burre, Sr (12 Jan 1875–4 Aug 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76223700, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Eileen Manning (contributor 47211839) .