|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1725|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1805|
s/o Peter Borchhard and mother, N.N. ["Son of Peter Borchhard and mother, not nowen (sic, not known)]
Married Nov. 19, 1749 to Mary Catharina Mullern.
Sick from "Reifnuden" stone. aged 80 years, less 2 months
The following information is from family members, DAR Records, Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church records and research by Patricia T. Peterson in the 1980's.
[I contacted a German on line translation service to attempt to dissern what a "Reifnuden" stone was, but never heard back from them. I also have a German dictionary and cannot find the word. It must have been "Americanized", the meaning lost in translation thruout the centuries.]
George Frederick Burckhardt was one of 9 children born to Johannes Burckhardt (1676-1756) and Katarine (Herbert) Burckhardt (1683-1752) in the Rheinland-Pfalz area of Germany. They had previously lived in Basel, Switzerland, and then in the Baden-Baden region, but it was close to the Swiss border and because of border wars, the family had gone from being Swiss to German. The Burkharts had embraced the Lutheran faith and had become the subject of religious persecution beginning in 1713. Many Lutheran families had been arrested, their property confiscated, and the people set aboard Dutch slave ships heading for the American Colonies. The Dutch received $12 per person; this did not sit well with the Dutch, apparently, as they returned the poor Lutheran exiles back to Germany, saying they hadn't been paid enough to take them all of the way to America. The German government compensated the exiles to some extent, but most were, to put it bluntly, fed up with the German government and felt it was only a matter of time before things would become worse again. They all left on those same Dutch slave ships as the fare was cheaper (referred to as "coffin ships" because of the shape of the ships and because they were usually used to transport slaves from Africa, lying them side by side as in a "coffin", & due to the high rate of deaths on those same ships) arriving in America from the mid 1700's on. Most of
George Frederick Burkhart's family, including his parents, brothers and sisters, left Germany, arriving at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on different ships on different dates, as finances permitted. George may have been aboard the slave ship "Sallie", settling in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and then marrying Maria Catharina Miller, a daughter of Irish immigrant Margaret (Wallace) Miller and Thomas Miller. She had been b.Dec 19, 1728 in Washington County, Pensylvania and had 4 brothers. The couple married on Nov 19, 1749 at Lancaster, PA. In 1751, the couple removed to Frederick, Maryland and it was there that these children were born into this life:
George (Peter), b.Dec 22, 1751
George Peter, b.June 3, 1754, a twin,
Maria Anna, b.June 3, 1754, a twin, m.Francis Mantz
Christopher Frederick, b.Dec 19, 1756
Catherine, b.Feb 20, 1759
Margreta Peggy, b.May 29, 1762, m.Wilhelm Carl Gross 1st and m.John Slunger 2nd
Peter Frederick, b.1763
Johannes "John", b.Jan 10, 1765
Phillipine "Phebe", b.Oct 29, 1767 and
Daniel, b.Apr 10, 1772
George Frederick enlisted with other colonists to fight for America's freedom from English rule. He served as an Ensign under Captain William Duvall's German Regiment of Maryland during the Revolutionary War (per National Military in the Revolutionary War by Clements & Wright, p.58). Following the war, he moved his family to Maidencreek, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1790. The family had returned to Fredericktown, Frederick County, Md. by the time of his death, which occured on Aug 10, 1805, per DAR records or Apr 9, 1805 per church records. Unfortunatelly, it is quite possible that all but 44 graves and tombstones were covered over when an addition to the church was built. This may or may not be true, but this much is true -- both George and Maria Catharina were buried at the church cemetery upon their deaths, per both church and DAR records and they were my 5X great grandparents. I have Barbara to thank for recording the church records, as botched up as they were, as I never would have found them if it hadn't been for her and Find A Grave.
Kathie L.Webb Blair b.1951> Patricia Jean Taylor Webb b.1924> Pearl Laura Baker Taylor b.1895> Nellie Olivia Burkhart Royce Baker Hall b.1859> Leander Columbus Burkhart b.1823> John Burkhart b.1787> George (Peter) Burckhardt b.1751> George Frederick Burckhardt b.1725> Johannes Burckhardt b.1676
Maria Catharina Muller (Miller) Borchhard (Burckhardt) (1728 - 1806)*
Christopher Fredrick Burchartt Burckhardt (1756 - 1828)*
Note: My 5X great (maternal) grandfather, as noted above.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
Originally Created by: Max
Record added: Aug 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40292993
Honoring my 6th Great Grandfather|
Added: Nov. 24, 2014
Remembering you on this Veteran's Day. It is because of you that we can celebrate the Veterans who fought for our Country's Freedom thru out the generations. Rest in Peace, in Paradise. With Respect from a Burkhart descendant,|
Kathie L. Webb Blair
Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Thank you for serving in your newly adopted country to fight for freedom from England's rule so we could become One Nation Under God. "Ruhet in Gott", Herr Burckhardt. How the years have changed the spelling of our name. On this Memorial Day, with Respect...(Read more)|
Kathie L. Webb Blair
Added: May. 26, 2014
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