Adam Gideon Burkhart

Brief Life History of Adam Gideon

When Adam Gideon Burkhart was born in 1856, in Pike, Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Burkhart, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Snider, was 32. He married Margaret Ann Gladish on 26 September 1878, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 60 years. He died in 1943, in Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in White River Chapel Cemetery, Bowman, Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Adam Gideon Burkhart
Margaret Ann Gladish
Marriage: 26 September 1878
Noah Everett Burkhart
Nora Alice Burkhart
Susan Elizabeth Burkhart
Carrie Ethel Burkhardt
Fannie Burkhart
Irena Burkhart
Quillis Adams Burkhart

Sources (28)

  • A G Burkhart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Adam G Burkhart, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Gideon Burkhart in entry for Quill Burkhart, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

German: from the medieval personal name Burkhard, from ancient Germanic Burghard, composed of the elements burg ‘fort, castle’ + hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’. This form of the surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Czechia (compare 2 below), but it is very rare there. Compare also Borgardt , Brookhart , Burgert , Burghart , Burkart , and Burkett .

Germanized form of Polish and Czech Burkert , Czech Purkert or Purkart, and Slovenian Purkart: from a German variant and Slavicized forms of the medieval German personal name Burkhard (see 1 above).

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

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