Joshua Burgess was a ranch hand at Emerald Ranch. At some point, he got into a relationship with Miriam Wegner, the daughter of ranch owner Eugene Wegner. In August 1898, Joshua died in an "accidental shooting" in the Emerald Saloon. Afterward, Miriam was confined inside the family house and the saloon was closed down.
Events of Red Dead Redemption 2
Burgess' grave can be found next to the decommissioned saloon.
- A letter from Miriam Wegner's cousin can be found in an abandoned postal wagon in Cumberland Forest. The letter details her relationship with Burgess.