Hattie (Pearson) Burger

Hattie Island (Pearson) Burger (1886 - 1973)

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Hattie Island Burger formerly Pearson aka Mansker
Born in Crains Island, Randolph, Illinois, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to before ) in Randolph, Illinoismap
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Anaheim, Orange, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2016
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Categories: Thebes, Illinois.


Hattie was born 29 Nov 1886, Crain Island, Randolph, Illinois.

Hattie was living with her parents in Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri during the 1900 census.[1] She was living in Thebes with husband Ed at the north end of Sixth Street, and had three children during the 1910 census[2], and with five children in the 1920 census.[3] 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[4]. All of Hattie's children were born at their home on Sixth Street.

Hattie married Ed 3 APR 1902 in Randolph County, Illinois when she was 16.[5]

During her time in Thebes, Hattie worked at the Thebes barrel factory with her sister, Lucy, and at least one of her children, Clair[6].

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.[7] In the 1940 census, Hattie was living in St. Louis with sons, Hugh and Ralph Mansker.[8]

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.[9][10]


  1. 1900; Census Place: Bois Brule, Perry, Missouri; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0071
  2. 1910; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374243
  3. 1920; Census Place: Thebes, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T625_297; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 22
  4. As told by Bill Mansker to David Thomson on a trip to Thebes, 1 Jul 2018
  5. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index; Vol E, Page 151, Lic# 43, Randolph County
  6. As told by Dan Mansker to David Thomson on their trip to Thebes, Illinois on 1 Jul 2018
  7. 1930; Census Place: St Louis, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0371
  8. 1940; Census Place: St Louis, St Louis City, Missouri; Roll: m-t0627-02187; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 96-154
  9. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  10. Find A Grave - Hattie Island (Pearson) Burger

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Five Generations
Five Generations

Hattie and Lucy Pearson as Barrel Workers
Hattie and Lucy Pearson as Barrel Workers

Hattie and Lucy Pearson
Hattie and Lucy Pearson

Ed and Hattie Mansker and Family
Ed and Hattie Mansker and Family

Hattie Burger Image 6
Hattie Burger Image 6

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