William Burtner

1822–1893 (Age 71)
Buffalo Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Burtner was born in 1822, in Buffalo Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Philip Burtner, was 29 and his mother, Elenora Gallager, was 27. He married Margaret Grinder about 1845, in Clinton Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Clinton Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died in 1893, in Buffalo Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Burtner
Margaret Grinder
Marriage: about 1845
Mary A. Burtner
James Burtner
Sarah Ellen Burtner
Emily Burtner
William A. Burtner
Susannah Annie Burtner
Emma Coe Burtner
Margaret Elizabeth Burtner

Spouse and Children

about 1845
Clinton Township, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Philip Burtner


    Elenora Gallager




    John Bortner


    Peter Burtner


    Philip Burtner



    Veronica Fannie Burtner


World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Pörtner or standard German Pförtner ‘gatekeeper’, ‘doorkeeper’ ( see Fortner ).

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

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Story Highlight

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first marriage to Sarah Grinder second marriage to Lizzie Hesselgesser https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39916543/william-burtner

Sources (3)

  • William Burtner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Burtner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Burtner, "United States Census, 1870"

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