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Burg, Lewis, wagon and buggy manufacturer, Farmington; born Feb. 10, 1843, in Rhinephaltz, Bavaria; came to the United States in 1853; went directly to Burlington, Iowa, and remained there for twelve years; then came here and established his present business. Married, Feb. 14, 1867, to Miss Cordelia Behme; she was born in Prussia May 2, 1846; have five children, four living--Albert H., Lewis W., Carrie C. and Oscar F., aged respectively 8, 6, 4 and 2. Is a member of the German M. E. Church; politics, Independent. Mr. Burg is known as a live, energetic business man; came here with but little capital, but, by frugality and praiseworthy enterprise, has succeeded in establishing a business of which himself and the county may well be proud.