H. BURGWITZ, grocer, is the successor to G. C. Glatte, deceased, who came to Kendallville in 1854, and about 1857, started the "Pioneer" grocery house, which business he successfully conducted until his death in January, 1879. Mr. Glatte was a prominent and respected citizen and business man, and served as a member of the City Council; his wife, whose maiden name was Miss Laura Grate, is still living in Kendallville; she has three children - Bertha, Willie and Charles. Mr. Burgwitz is a native of Berlin, Germany; he came to America in 1877, and was associated with Mr. Glatte until his death, subsequently managing the business for the estate until 1881, when he became the owner. He carries a full line of groceries, crockery, etc., and has a thriving trade. Mr. Burgwitz is a member of the K. of H., and in Masonry is a Knight Templar.
Goodspeed, Weston A, Richard Collins, Thomas R. Marshall, W. L. Matthews; Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: historical and biographical; Chicago, F. A. Battey & Co., 1882, p. 298.