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EMANUEL BURGET, present county auditor and thriving farmer of John-
son township, Clinton county, Ind. , was born in Butler county, Ohio, February 9. 1839. His great-grandfather Burget came from England and was killed by the Indians while he was swimming the Big Miami river in an attempt to reach his block-house.
Emanuel Burget, grandfather of our subject, and an early stttler of Butler county, Ohio, was a soldier of the Revolution and married Catherine Garner. His son, William Burget, was born in Butler county, Ohio, married Lydia Keever, daughter of John Keever, and became the father of the following children: Margaret C, Emanuel, Elizabeth J., William M., Rachel E., John H. and Samuel. William was a gallant soldier in company H, Eighty-sixth IVI. Elizabeth J. was the first white child born in Johnson township.
The parents were Baptists in their religious faith, and the father, at first a democrat, became a republican on account of the war, and was elected justice of the peace eighteen consecutive years. He lost his wife in 1833, and he followed her to the grave in 1881.
Emanuel Burget was brought to Clinton county, Ind., in 1839, before he was a year old.
He was educated in the old log school-house, but secured a fair education, and now owns eighty acres of good land. He enlisted, March 4, 1865, in company C, Fifty-eighth IVI, and was assigned to the Fourteenth army corps, army of the Cumberland. He passed through the campaigns of North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia and Kentucky; was a member of the pontoon detail, and was constantly skirmishing for many weeks. He was honorably discharged July 25, 1865, and now receives a pension of six dollars per month. In politics he is a republican, has been a justice of the peace, and was once nominated for county auditor. He Ist married Naomi Stroup, daughter of Jacob and...
Naomi (Debington) Stroup, and a sister of Jacob Stroup, whose biography appears on another page. The children born to this union were named William J., Cinderella, who died in 1882, and Nora. Mr. Burget is an industrious and enterprising citizen and farmer, and he and family are highly respected in the community in which they live. He was again nominated for county auditor June 7, 1894, and elected in November by a majority of 570 by the republican party, and he took possession of the office November 15, 1894.
WILLIAM M. BURGET, an ex-soldier and a well-known farmer, is a resident of Johnson township, Clinton county, Ind. , where he was born June 28, 1844. He is son of William and Lydia (Keever) Burget, and grandson of Emanuel Burget. On August 13, 1862, he enlisted in company H, Eighty-sixth Indiana volunteer infantry, and was assigned to the army of the Cumberland. He fought through the campaigns of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama, and took an active part in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Knoxville. At the latter place he was taken sick and was in hospital a short time, and then was furloughed home to recover; having recuperated, he rejoined his regiment immediately after the fall of Atlanta, and later took part in the battles of Columbia, Franklin and Nashville; was honorably discharged June 6, 1865, and is now drawing a pension of $10 per month. In politics he is a stanch republican, but is not ambitious for office. His farm contains forty-three acres and is well taken care of.
Mr. Burget has been thrice married. His first wife was Miss Permelia Mott, daughter of Sayres Mott, and to this marriage were born May, born May 15, 1867, died September 20, 1868; Eugene O., born January 5, 1869; Lula, born February 13, 1872, and Sarah, born July 10, 1874, died same day. Mrs. Burget was a member of the Church of God and was a most estimable lady. The second marriage of Mr. Burget was to Miss Sarah Longfellow, daughter of John Longfellow, and to this union was born Leon V., born June 10, 1880, died August 14, 1881. The mother was a member of the Christian church. The third marriage of Mr. Burget was to Mrs. Hester J. McCreary, daughter of John M. and Hester (Mott) Dunn, and this union has been blessed with the birth of four children - John P. , born October 16, 1884; Earnest D., born January 2, 1 886; Minnie T., born April 3, 1887, and George E., born May 18, 1888. Eugene 0. Burget has been engaged in teaching in Johnson township for seven years. He graduated from the State Normal college, which he attended two years, and is the present deputy auditor of Clinton county.