|Birth: ||unknown, Switzerland|
Rudolf was a member of Battery G 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.
"Rudolph Burkhardt, a very early settler in Wabasha County, who was for a number of years engaged in agriculture, and later in manufacturing industries, was born in Switzerland, was a babe when he came to America with his parents. After reaching maturity he was married in Wabasha to Barbara Turvina, like himself a native of Switzerland, who had come to this country at the age of 16 years. In early days Mr. Burkhardt was engaged in the butcher's business at Reed's Landing. He also purchased land and engaged in farming. Later he became interested in the manufacture of brick and lime, and this industry he followed in Wabasha and Plainview until 1904, when he retired. His death took place in August, 1917. For a year and nine months he had been a widower, his good wife having passed away in November, 1915. In the Civil War period Mr. Burkhardt showed his American spirit by joining Company G, First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, and in civil affairs he was equally patriotic and useful, becoming a very influential citizen among the early settlers ..." [Franklin Curtiss-Wedge, Compiler, "History of Wabasha County, Minnesota" (H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Company, Winona, Minnesota, 1920, p. 255)]
Barbara Turvina Burkhardt (1844 - 1916)
Created by: Tom Mauer
Record added: May 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36976813