International Furrier. A native of Germany, he was born in Huschburg in the province of Bavaria. Burkhardt emigrated to America and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. He entered into business as a furrier, found much success, and established the A.E. Burkhardt Company in Cincinnati in 1866. He manufactured furs and fur goods and his business thrived as a wholesale retailer. Burkhardt moved into a new building at the corner of Elm and Fourth Streets until the building was destroyed by fire in 1891. He rebuilt his company and business continued well after his death until 1963. Burkhardt was also the president of the Cincinnati Zoological Gardens in 1892. He died at his residence in Cincinnati at the Hotel Gibson in 1917 when he was 72 years old.
The A. E. Burkhardt House at 400 Forest Avenue in Avondale (45229) near the Cincinnati Zoo is a registered historic building in Cincinnati, Ohio, that was listed in the National Register on March 3, 1980. It was designed by famous architect Samuel Hannaford.
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