Hattie (Pearson) Burger
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Hattie Island (Pearson) Burger (1886 - 1973)

Hattie Island Burger formerly Pearson aka Mansker
Born in Crains Island, Randolph, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 3 Apr 1902 (to before 1930) in Randolph, Illinoismap
Wife of — married about 1929 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 86 in Anaheim, Orange, California, United Statesmap
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Hattie's middle name, Island, came from Crains Island, where she was born.


Hattie was born 29 Nov 1886, Crains Island, Randolph, Illinois.[1]


  • Hattie was living with her parents at Crains Island (Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri census district) during the 1900 census.[2]
  • She was living in Thebes with husband Ed at the north end of Sixth Street, and had three children during the 1910 census[3], and with five children in the 1920 census.[4]
  • In the late 1920s, Ed and Hattie divorced and Hattie moved to the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Poplar Street with grandson, Bill Mansker[5]. All of Hattie's children were born at their home on Sixth Street in Thebes, Illinois.
  • In the 1930 census, Hattie was living with William Burger in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri with John and Goldie Wyatt and their daughter, Virginia, and sons Hugh and Ralph Mansker.[6]
  • In the 1940 census, Hattie was living in St. Louis with sons, Hugh and Ralph Mansker.[7]


Hattie married Ed 3 APR 1902 in Randolph County, Illinois when she was 16.[8]


  • During her time in Thebes, Hattie worked at the Thebes barrel factory with her sister, Lucy, and at least one of her children, Clair[9].
  • As a hobby, Hattie collected postcards after marrying Ed Mansker, who was the Thebes Postmaster. Her complete postcard collection is available online.


Hattie died 5 Apr 1973 in Anaheim, Orange, California.[10]


Melrose Abbey Memorial Park [11]
Orange County
California USA



Grandma Burger's family dates.
  1. The above PDF file contains Grandma Burger's handwritten list of birth and death dates for the family.


  1. Find A Grave (see below)
  2. 1900; Census Place: Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0071
  3. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243
  4. 1920; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T625_297; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 22
  5. As told by Bill Mansker to David Thomson on a trip to Thebes, 1 Jul 2018
  6. 1930; Census Place: St Louis, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0371
  7. 1940; Census Place: St Louis, St Louis City, Missouri; Roll: m-t0627-02187; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 96-154
  8. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index; Vol E, Page 151, Lic# 43, Randolph County
  9. As told by Dan Mansker to David Thomson on their trip to Thebes, Illinois on 1 Jul 2018
  10. Find A Grave (see below)
  11. Find A Grave (see below)

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