S. O. Burdats, a member of the Reymann Brewing company, of Wheeling, fills the position of general traveling agent for that corporation, and is widely known throughout the region covered by these volumes. Mr. Burdats was born in central Hungary, in 1842. He removed to Vienna in youth, and found employment as a traveling agent and as a commercial clerk, and gained valuable experience. In 1863 he emigrated to New York, and after clerking for some time in a wholesale store, enlisted in 1864, in the First West Virginia cavalry, Company A, with which he served until the close of the war. He then made his home at Wheeling, where he has since resided. He was engaged as a clerk in various establishments until 1876, when he accepted a clerkship with A. Reymann. Subsequently he was made collector and traveling agent, and in 1882, he was admitted with William H. Grimm, to the business. Since the latter date he has held the position above mentioned. Mr. Burdats is an estimable citizen, is a member of the A. O. U. W., and Sheridan post, G. A. R., and he and wife are members of the St. John's Lutheran church. He was married in 1864, to Elizabeth, daughter of Christian Glassner, of Wheeling, and they have had five children, of whom a son and a daughter survive.

Source: History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Vol. I, page 221. Brant & Fuller, 1890.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.