Biography of George Burkhart
Allen County, OH Biographies

GEORGE BURKHART, farmer. P. O. Cridersville, Auglaize County, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, March 20, 1843, son of George and Elizabeth (Friesinger) Burkhart, who came to America in 1847, the f ormer of whom settled in Auglaize County, Ohio, in 1850, and cleared and improved a farm in Noble Township, where he still resides; the latter died the year they came to America. Our subject was reared in Noble Township, Auglaize County, from five years of age. He never attended school, but his father taught him sufficient to enable him to read German. He lived with his father until twenty one years of age, when he started out for himself, and engaged in chopping for several years, until he had saved enough to purchase the farm he now occupies in Shawnee Township, this county, all of which he cleared and improved himself, and on which he built a fine residence in 1882. Mr. Burkhart was married twice, his first wife being Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Delong) Bowsher, who settled in Shawnee Township, this county, in 1836, and by this union have been born five children: Charlie, Ide, Frank, William and Mary. The present wife of our subject is Emma, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Wagner) Bowsher, who settled in Shawnee Township, this county, in 1851, and the issue of this union is one child - Francis. Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics, he is a Democrat.

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