Located the 1940 census record of the Earl O. Burdg household in Jay County, Indiana. Earl's wife, Lois, was my paternal second cousin twice removed. Our common ancestors were Johannes "John S." Wehrly and Barbara Petry. Earl's parents were Joseph Franklin Burdg and Mattie Merchant.
At the time of the enumeration, Earl and his wife were living in Wayne Township. The census states Earl owned his home, that it was a farm, and that the value was $6000. Earl was 57 years old and born in Indiana. His wife, Lois [listed as Louise B.], was 50 years old and born in Indiana. Their residence in 1935 was the same place.
The record shows that Earl had completed 4 years of high school and that Lois had completed 2 years of college. Earl's occupation was listed as a farmer, and Lois had no occupation listed.
Also living in the household was Earl's mother, Martha Manuel, widow, aged 78 and born in Indiana. Her residence in 1935 was Linn, Randolph County, Indiana.
If you have any additional information or are related to this family, I'd love to hear from you.