John Borget

3 Aug 1836 - 3 Nov 1911


John Borget

3 Aug 1836 - 3 Nov 1911
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It gives me great pleasure to write of the good qualities of John Borget. Was born in Germany, and grew up to work in the gardens of the royalty. In that capacity, he met and fell in live with the owners daughter. Maria Fritzenbourge. She was from the royal house of Germany and was forbidden to even
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John Borget


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 2, 2011


June 1, 2011

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Life Summary of Johann Friedrich Theodor Borget, Written by Mary Borget Williams

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

It gives me great pleasure to write of the good qualities of John Borget. Was born in Germany, and grew up to work in the gardens of the royalty. In that capacity, he met and fell in live with the owners daughter. Maria Fritzenbourge. She was from the royal house of Germany and was forbidden to even talk to the low born gardener. But she fell in love with him, eloped, and was dis-inhereted by her family. At the same time her lover was fired, and they both embarked for the land of America. They settled in time in the town of New Buffalo, Michigan. The winters there were cold, and Maria was not strong. She had one son named John Frederick Borget. In a year and a half, another baby was born dead and Maria was dead too of childbirth. (Note: The baby (Lina) was born September 29, 1870 and died October 21, 1870, a little less than a month after childbirth. Maria died October 7, 1870. A little over a week after Linas birth.) John Borget then came to Provo, Utah with his your son and met and married a widow, named Thompson, who had three children, two boys and a girl. The children were raised as brothers and sister as two the two boys Fritz and Chris was only nine when the marriage was performed. Grandma called Johns boy “Fritz” after his dead mother “Fritzenbourge.” Grandpa was German, Grandma was Danish, neither could speak the others language when they first met. But Grandpa learned the Danish Language, he could both speak and write it much better than he could the English. His second wife said she could not learn the German nor the English Language but taught him at night to speak and read Danish. The one son of Grandma Borget’s was still in Denmark so Grandpa sent money for his passage and his wife and eleven children. They settled in Salt Lake City. With so many children to feed and care for the son allowed his daughter Mary to come to Provo to live with her Grandmother. So my name was from this time on known as Mary Borget. I was only seven when I came to live with Grandpa and he was so close to me, as a little girl. I loved to go with him to the grocery store. I could always coax a nickel from him which bought my favorite sweet, two bananas. At one time I was sick, on valentines he surprised me with a big fancy one made of celluloid with fancy lace and flowers. My education began at Franklin School, the first grade was very hard for me but in the second grade a wonderful teacher named Ada John helped me to start my education. I had no trouble with school after that. Grandpa was ambitious. He worked on the railroad as a regular section hand. Working eight hours, rain or shine, except Sundays. I remember how tired he was at the close of the day and how he enjoyed his evening meal which was always ready. He loved my grandmother almost as much as his son Fritz, who was a young man living with us. As the years went on Grandpa became too old for the railroad. He then worked for the farmers pruning orchards. The prunings were brought home and cut up for fire wood. Sometimes a railroad tie was brought home, this was usually cut and split up for kindling. We had a cow and chickens which he cared for except for the milking, which was Grandma’s chore. Our animals were pets. Grandpa spaded a lot on which we raised our potatoes, carrots, peas and dry beans. The apples that fell were picked up for the pig. Grandpa was a ‘Free Mason’ he joined the Masons when a young man in German. He was faithful to this lodge all his life, and was buried under the masonic ritual. Can you get a good picture of him in your mind by this description? Beautiful deep blue eyes, hair silvery at the time of death, but black when young. Medium build. Written by “Mary Borget Williams” (Marie Christina Thompson (Williams)), Mary Borget Williams was Anders Christensen Thompsons daughter and granddaughter of Christiane Christine Andersdatter.

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John Borget was born on 3 Aug 1836
John Borget was 4 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
John Borget was 23 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
John Borget was 26 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
John Borget was 41 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
John Borget was 49 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
John Borget was 58 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
John Borget was 67 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
John Borget died on 3 Nov 1911 at the age of 75
Grave record for John Borget (3 Aug 1836 - 3 Nov 1911), BillionGraves Record 7982 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States