Title: 1860 Federal Census
Page: MN > Stearns > St. Cloud
Title: Wildrose Stock Farm
Author: Edd Goerger
Publication: 1966; updated 1980
Title: Descendants of Arnold Goerger
Page: Pg 1
Author: Cathryn Sikorski
Publication: With additions and corrections by Jeanne Goerger.
Title: 1865 Minnesota Census
Page: MN > Stearns > St. Cloud Twp
Title: Obit: Goerger, John H.
Publication: St. Cloud, MN: unknown, 1894
Page: St. Augusta Cemetery, St. Augusta, Minnesota
Note: BIOGRAPHY: By Edd Goerger, Barney, ND: In 1814 a child, born in Germany and named Henry G�orger, grew up at his family home. At the age of 12 years he decided to make it on his own. He went to Hamburg, Germany, and got a job at the docks. He was assigned to help load ships. After several weeks he got the idea to go to America. He planned it well. As most of the cargo was packed in large barrels, he saw to it that an empty barrel was in the hold of a ship going to New York. He hid in it for three days, then a sailor spotted him while he was out looking for food. He begged the sailor not to report him to the Captain. So an agreement was made. He was to do the sailor's work in return for food. When in New York Harbor, the sailors smuggled him through customs and into the crowded streets. There they left him to go on his own. BIOGRAPHY: From Nick Goerger, Fargo, ND, 3/9/99: "The name spelling change from G�ORGER to GOERGER was done by our uncle Phil Goerger when he was Superintendent of Schools." CENSUS: 1857 MN Territorial Census, St. Cloud Twp: Henry Gorger, 50 yr, male, white, b. Prussia, naturalized, farmer CENSUS: 1860 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, St. Cloud, pg. 112. Henry Gorger, age 47, male, born in Hanover. CENSUS: 1865 Minnesota Census: MN, Stearns, St. Cloud Twp Henry Gorger, M CENSUS: 1875 Minnesota Census: MN, Stearns, Town of St. Cloud. 1 May 1875. (Microfilm reel #414, p. 221) Henry Goerger, age 61, M, W, born in Prussia, fa born Prus, mo born Prus. CENSUS: 1880 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, Township of St. Cloud. 1 June 1880. Gorger Henry, W, M, age 68, married, Farmer, born in Germany, fa born Germ, mo born Germ. OBITUARY: John H. Goerger, of Clear Lake, 80 years old, died at his home Monday morning of dropsy. He was one of the earliest settlers here, coming to St. Cloud in 1855. He leaves three sons and three daughters: Ed. Goerger, St. Cloud town; Geo. Goerger, of this city; Wm. Goerger, Clear Lake; Mrs. Depman, Clinton county, Ill.; Mrs. Garlins and Miss Anna Goerger, St. Louis. The funeral takes place at St. Augusta on Wednesday. -- St. Cloud Journal Press, April 17 1894. BURIAL: St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, St. Augusta, Minnesota.
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