Jay County Obituaries
The Commercial Review, Wednesday, October 6, 1943 pg 8 col3
NATE P. BURDG, 79, of West Walnut street, a retired barber,
died at the Jay County Hospital at 9:12 Wednesday morning, following a three
weeks illness. He had been taken to the hospital Thursday for medical
Mr. Burdg was born near Berne, on February 5, 1864, the son of Anthony and Sarah (Bodle) Burdg. He came to Portland 55 years ago and was engaged in barbering for 43 years. He served as custodian for the Elks home for ten years, retiring three years ago. The deceased also served one term as a member of the Portland City Council.
On April 10, 1893, he was united in marriage to Ida Mae Stowell, who survives. The couple celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary last April. He is survived by two sons, Howard, of Indianapolis, and Herbert, of Berne, and one daughter, Helen, wife of Rex Maitlen of Dayton, Ohio. Four grandchildren, Joe Bill Burnam, of Portland; Richard Burdg, in the U.S. Military service; and Jimmy and Barbara Jo Burdg of Berne, one great-grandchild, two brothers, Lon, of Los Angeles, and Ell of Canada, and one sister, Mrs. Sam O'Conner, of Hollywood, Calif., also survive. Mr. Burdg was a member of the B.P.O. Elks, Modern Woodmen of America, and the West Walnut street Church of Christ.