|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1832|
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 1912|
According to Anna's death certificate, her father's name was Georg Landgraf and her mother's maiden name was Siefert. Both her parents were also born in Germany. Anna married William Burkhart and they had 10 children; George, Henry W.; William Carl; Charles; Edward; Minnie; Augusta; Louise; Margaret; and Emma.
~PIONEER PASSES AWAY ~
Mrs. Anna E. Burkhart Dies
Suddenly on Jun 26
Funeral Services conducted
by Dr. Thomas
Mrs. Anna E. Burkhart, widow of the late William Burkhart, died suddenly June 26, of heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the late home of the deceased, 5448 West Superior Street, Austin, on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Judson B. Thomas, D. D., officiated and gave a brief history of the life and family of the deceased, which he said was the most remarkable in many respects of the large number he had been called upon to render services for in his many years of active work as a Baptist minister. Mrs. Ethel Benedict very sympathetically sang "Nearer My God to Thee," and "The New City."
The funeral was very largely attended and many relatives and old time friends accompanied the remains to Forest Home Cemetery where they were placed in a vault to await the home coming of a son, William Burkhart, of Lair, Texas, who did not arrive until late Sunday night. A private service and burial was held at the cemetery at 2:30 o'clock Monday. All but one of Mrs. Burkhart's children were present. Edward Burkhart, the youngest son, living at Palo Alto, Cal., was unable to get home. The other children are George of Lawton, Michigan, Henry of Los Angeles, California, William of Lair, Texas, Charles, Mrs. Emma C. Grimm, Mrs. Augusta Bacon, Mrs. Louisa Aarons, and Mrs. Margaret Robinson, all of Chicago. She had lost two children, making a total of eleven. She is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren.
Among the great profusion of floral pieces in evidence at the funeral were a handsome pillow, "To Mother" from her children; a time peice surmounted by a white dove, from the grandchildren, and a beautiful lyre from the great grandchildren.
Mrs. Burkhart was born in Bavaria, January 4, 1832, and came to Chicago in 1845. she was one of the oldest of the old Chicago settlers who have met annually for a picnic for many years.
The Burkhart homestead was destroyed by the Chicago Fire in 1871, and the family came to Austin to live and built stores on the Chicago property, which is still part of the estate.
Mr. Burkhart and family located on what the older residents of Austin remember as "the Burkhart Farm," and lived for twenty years in the large square residence with an observatory located at 5747 Chicago Avenue. Twenty years ago the family moved to the property with half a block frontage on Superior Street, and later built the large homestead since occupied as a family residence.
Mr. Burkhart was a musician of note. He organized the Chicago Light Hussar Band in 1851, the first brass band in Chicago. In 1853 he organized the Chicago Light Guard Band, and in 1854, the Garden City Band. Later he became leader of the Great Western Band and enlisted in the Civil War with that band in Colonel Fred Hecker's Twenty-fourth Illinois regiment in 1861. After the war he was president of the Musician's union for many years. He was a member of Kilpatrick post, Austin, and died January 25, 1892, at the home on Superior Street.
Mrs. Burkhart was a loving and devoted mother and highly esteemed by her neighbors and many friends. She cultivated many varieties of flowers for her own personal enjoyment, but was generous in sharing both plants and blooms with those who seemed to appreciate their beauty. It was the delight of the teachers and children of the Julia Ward Howe school to pause and admire the large handsome garden and chat with the kind owner and receive now and then her flowers so graciously given. She will indeed be missed by many, old and young, in this community.
William Burkhart (1828 - 1892)
George Burkhart (1850 - 1929)*
Charles Burkhart (1857 - 1912)*
Minnie E Burkhart Blundin (1863 - 1906)*
Emma Burkhart Grimm (1864 - 1958)*
William Carl Burkhart (1868 - 1961)*
Edward F Burkhart (1873 - 1964)*
Forest Home Cemetery
Plot: Lot 17, Section 6
Created by: Denise T
Record added: Mar 31, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10708379
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