Barbara Burkhalter

5 July 1668–7 April 1739 (Age 70)
Hasle bei Burgdorf, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Barbara

When Barbara Burkhalter was born on 5 July 1668, in Hasle bei Burgdorf, Bern, Switzerland, her father, Christen Burkhalter, was 31 and her mother, Magdalena Aeberhard, was 22. She married Johannes Iseli in 1691. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 April 1739, at the age of 70.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Barbara? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Johannes Iseli
1666–
Barbara Burkhalter
1668–1739
Marriage: 1691
Hans Iseli
1691–1789
Cunrad Iseli
1693–
anna Iseli
1696–
Magdalena Iseli
1698–
Verena Iseli
1699–
Peter Iseli
1702–
Joseph Iseli
1708–1765

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1691
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1921;2007: 3863; 2010: 5282)Swiss German: from Middle High German elements burc ‘castle’ (originally also ‘protection’) + halter from halde ‘slope’, hence a topographic name for someone living by a castle or fortified town. Compare Borkholder , Burckhalter , and Burkholder .History: This is the name of a Swiss Mennonite and Amish family, originating from the canton of Bern, Switzerland, which in the 17th century, because of religious persecution, spread to the Palatinate, Germany, where it was altered to Burkholder and Borkholder . To North America it was brought, mostly in the form Burkholder, in the 18th and 19th centuries by several Mennonite immigrants from the Palatinate and Switzerland. One of the earliest immigrants was Hans Burkhalter or Burkholder, from Bern canton, Switzerland, who settled in Lancaster County, PA, in 1717.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Borkholder
    Burckhalter
    Burkholder

    Sources (8)

    • Barbli Burckhalter in entry for Hans Yseli, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Barbara Burckhalter in entry for Anna, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Barbara Burckhalter in entry for Peter, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.