Eldest of Jacob and fourth of seven children of Philippine (Phoebe) Schneider Shank Zahn, she married Rev. Charles T. Burkhardt in Roberts, Ford Co. IL in 1888. They served parishes in Illinois for the German Evangelical Association until his retirement.
They had three children: William Zahn Burkhardt 1889-1973 Ohio Ella R. Burkhardt 1892-1975 Milton C. Burkhardt 1896? - ?