When Dorothea Mable Burkholder was born on 6 December 1919, in Keeline, Niobrara, Wyoming, United States, her father, Lewis Clyde Burkholder, was 40 and her mother, Luvena Elizabeth Barr, was 37. She lived in Lusk, Niobrara, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 30 December 1935, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.
German: altered form of Swiss German Burkhalter . The surname Burkholder is rare in Germany.
History: This is the most common form of the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originally spelled Burkhalter , but in Germany (and in the US) altered to Burkholder and Borkholder .