Searching for William Burgess of Brockton Mass. William was born in Sweden. birthdate unknown but birthdate of his brother Johan was September 18, 1831 at the Starajarden Norra farm in the Surteby-Kattunga Parrish in the county of Alvsborg, Vastergotland Providence, Sweden. William changed his name from Burgeson - Burjeson is the Swedish spelling, to Burgess in Mass because Burgeson was to hard for people to spell. William and Johan and his family possibly came to America together about 1870. Johan first went to Tennessee then to Iowa and settled near Burlington, Iowa. It is thought that William also went this same route then decided to move back east to Brockton or Boston, Mass. It is thought that William had 2 daughters Florence and Dora.
Johan moved on to Nebraska and settled near Shickley, Nebraska. He and his wife Britta (Jansson) are buried together at the Stockholm Cemetery located between Shickley and Ong, Nebraska.
If anyone has any information regarding William Burgess and his family please contact me.
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