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Rebecca Ann Margaret Baltzell Burkhart
Birth: Oct. 24, 1800
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1884
Albany
Linn County
Oregon, USA

Oregon Pioneer of 1847.
She was born Margaretha Rebecca Ann Baltzell on Oct 28th, 1800 in Frederick County, Maryland and baptised on Dec 16th, 1800, at the Evangelical Reform Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, where she would marry John Burkhart on March 7th, 1816, (Reverend David F. Shafer [Shaeffer] officiating,) at the age of 15. She was the daughter of John Jacob and Charlotte [aka Charity] (Christ) Baltzell of Frederick Co., Md. Her new husband was 29 years old, and a veteran of the War of 1812; he took her to live in Sullivan County, Tennessee where his brother, Peter, lived, as well as other family members. They had their first of twelve children one year later, Raymond Sanderson, before moving to Hawkins County, where they remained for 13 years. During that time, they had four more children, Calvin Peter, Coriolanus "Crill" Domaras, Leander Columbus, and Charlotte Elizabeth. According to his family Bible, they were in Brandenberg, Meade Co., Kentucky, in 1828, where little Volumna Vitturia was born and died, then in Hancock Co., Illinois in 1832 and in Carrollton, Greene Co., Illinois in 1835, where Catherine Jane and Louisa Matilda were born. The last four children, John Baltzell, Rebecca Ann, Augustus Henry and George Washington were born in Burlington, Des Moines Co., Iowa from 1838 through 1845. In early 1847, Rebecca followed her husband one last time, this time across the Plains and the Oregon Trail to the Willamette Valley of the Oregon Territory, arriving October 16th of 1847 at what would become Albany, Oregon. She was the mother of twelve children, almost 47 years old and a true Oregon Pioneer. She had survived, as had almost all of her children, which was unusual in the early and mid - 1800's. She once more set up a new household for herself and her husband where she and John lived out the rest of their lives. John died in 1856 at the age of 63. Rebecca lived to be 83 years old, passing away on July 27, 1884. She was affectionately known as "Grandmother Burkhart" in her later years and loved by all. She is buried next to her beloved husband at Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Linn County, Oregon. She is my maternal great, great, great grandmother.
Corrected on November 28th, 2013, amended Jul 30th, 2015. 
 
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 Spouse:
  John Burkhart (1787 - 1856)
 
 Children:
  Raymond Sanderson Burkhart (1817 - 1888)*
  Calvin Peter Burkhart (1819 - 1907)*
  Coriolanus Domaras Burkhart (1821 - 1881)*
  Leander Columbus Burkhart (1823 - 1875)*
  Charlotte Elizabeth Burkhart Layton (1826 - 1854)*
  Volumna Vitturia Burkhart (1829 - 1831)*
  Catherine Jane Burkhart White (1832 - 1859)*
  Loueasa Matilda Burkhart Thompson (1836 - 1907)*
  John Baltzell Burkhart (1838 - 1914)*
  Rebecca Ann Burkhart Gay (1841 - 1919)*
  Augustus Henry Burkhart (1843 - 1844)*
  George Washington Burkhart (1845 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: My great, great, great grandmother.
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Albany
Linn County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 12N
 
Maintained by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
Originally Created by: David J Bollman
Record added: Jul 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28423645
Rebecca Ann Margaret <i>Baltzell</i> Burkhart
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Rebecca Ann Margaret <i>Baltzell</i> Burkhart
Added by: Kathie L. Webb Blair
 
Rebecca Ann Margaret <i>Baltzell</i> Burkhart
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- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Mar. 27, 2016
Remembering my 3x great grandmother, who passed from this world 128 years ago on July 27th, 1884 at the age of 83 years. She had been born in Maryland and died in the state of Oregon, where she had lived almost 40 years. Rest Well in Paradise, dear Rebecc...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jul. 30, 2015
Thinking of my 3x great grandmother and the life she led two centuries ago. Her 200th Wedding Anniversary will be next year on March 7th, 2016. How amazing to think back and wonder what her life was like so long ago, not just in general, but how her life ...(Read more)
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jul. 30, 2015
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