Oct. 28, 1883 Santa Rosa Sonoma County California, USA
Judge Jeremiah Burckhalter November 10, 1883 Mariposa Gazette Death of Death of Judge Burckhalter
The sad tidings of the death of Judge Jeremiah Burckhalter, formerly of this county, reached here by last Thursday's mail. He died October 28th, at his home in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, after an illness of two months. The deceased, with his family which was composed of his wife and two sons, Abram and O'Cain, settled in this county at an early period, about 1855. He was a physician, but followed the practice of medicine but little, as he was given to enterprise from which he sought to achieve a competency more speedily than pursuing his profession in a healthy neighborhood. The principle enterprise in which he engaged, was the building of a toll road across the mountain on the main road leading from Hornitos to Mariposa, afterwards known as the 'Burckhalter Toll Road,' for which he obtained a franchise for a number of years, and which proved to be a remunerative investment. He built up a home for himself and family on the line of his road, where they lived and prospered for several years. During the time his attention became diverted to politics, and he was elected County Judge, which position he held for one term. Following this he was engaged in the practice of law, was appointed District Attorney, and for awhile was associated with J. B. Ccampbell in the law business. About the close of Judge Burckhalter's official career, Mrs. Burckhalter died at her home on the toll road. She was a lady beloved by all who knew her. Shortly after her death, the road was sold to Thomas Slatterly, the present owner, and Judge B. removed to Visalia, where he resumed the practice of medicine, and where he married his second wife, who survives him. For several years and up to the time of his death, he has lived in Santa Rosa. Judge Burckhalter was possessed of many excellent qualities; he was hospitable and generous to a fault. He was a Mason and a Odd Fellow, and was affiliated with the lodges of this place, during his residence here. His son Abram died some few years ago in Arizona. The deceased was a native of Indiana aged 70 years.
Burckhalter - In Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, October 28th, 1883, Judge Jeremiah aged 70 years, 3 months and 28 days, a native of Indiana. November 10, 1883 Mariposa Gazette
Regarding his son: Judging from the letter the Judge is sorely afflicted at the loss of his favorite son on whom he centered his greatest affection. Judge Burckhalter was the founder and builder of the Burckhalter Toll Road now known as Slatterey's who is the present owner. Twenty years ago there lived a happy family at the toll house, which is still there.
Burckhalter built and maintained a franchise for a toll road between Hornitos and Mariposa which was known as the "Burckhalter Toll Road". The portion of the road closest to Mariposa is now named "Old Toll Road".